Clare Jones looks at dogs that have been health checked and body condition scored at local Dogs Trust events to determine whether certain factors contribute to them being overweight.33 mins
RVN Dominique Doyle explains how she went from nursing all creatures great and small to being species specific working at The Donkey Sanctuary in Devon.
With her reign as BVNA president almost at an end at the time of writing, Wendy Nevins urges veterinary nurses to continue supporting each other, no matter how tough the terrain, and never stop striving for the recognition they so richly deserve.
Emma Gerrard offers guidance on dealing with animals during the perioperative period – from medicines and equipment, pain management and infection control to hygiene and isolation protocols, and owner advice.
With the number of accredited cat-friendly clinics having increased in recent years, RVN Alex Taylor talks through the advantages of running feline-focused nurse clinics and why they could benefit all.
RVN Elle Marie Payne feels a huge stigma exists around this topic, as well as a lack of awareness regarding what people can do to get help. With this in mind, she conducted a survey among veterinary professionals to gauge others' opinions – the results of which she discusses here.25 mins
Matt responds to a plethora of queries submitted by VN Times readers in the hope of helping them in their career endeavours.
Esme Hawkes summarises the problems parasites can cause in pets, along with what VNs can do to help get owners on board with protecting their pets – and potentially gain further qualifications for themselves in the process.
RCVS Knowledge discusses the value of scoring tools and guidelines to recognise and treat pain in patients.
Laura Lacey shares feeding strategies VNs can give to clients for optimum pet health at different life stages.
Jane Davidson tells readers about how she went from history graduate to VN and soon-to-be doctoral candidate, and why you should always follow your heart and never give up on your dreams...
Kelly Deane dreamed of being a vet – but that was before she discovered veterinary nursing. Here, she explains how an apprenticeship changed her life and why you shouldn’t give up on dreams.9 mins
Abi Charteris explains the vital role nurses can play in early detection and subsequent management of acute and chronic forms of this condition in companion animals.
Advanced referral nurse Flick Caldwell, who has a rare hereditary disability, explains how she stays strong in the face of adversity, how her support networks helps her through, and why disabled people should never give up on their dreams.
Joanne Brown and Victoria Robinson discuss the pathogenesis of otitis, its diagnosis and treatment options that can be used to improve owner compliance and aid response to therapy.35 mins
RVN Kelly Eyre looks at how studying older cats can help improve quality of life in later years.
Nadia Wiseman discusses the importance of keeping owners of the UK's third most popular pet informed and up to date with their welfare needs.
Louise Northway urges colleagues to learn from mistakes, embrace CPD and, if the time is right, spread their wings.
RVN Melissa Cook shares her journey to becoming a physiotherapist and running her own physiotherapy business, as well as tips for those wanting to follow in her footsteps.
Nick Coleman is an internal medicine RVN at Paragon Veterinary Referrals in Wakefield, West Yorkshire. Here, he shares his career journey, the best aspects of the job and his pearls of wisdom when it comes to working in the field.9 mins