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  • A ‘day’ in the life of an OOH small animal vet

    • 1 Jul 2022
    • Emma Simpson

    Emergency and critical care is unpredictable and can be exhausting, but for many it is also a rewarding area of veterinary practice. Among those is Emma Simpson VetMB, MRCVS, who, in this article, describes a typical shift in her department and considers how the “out-of-hours vet service” ensures the profession meets the requirement of providing 24-hour care while supporting the welfare of colleagues in the day team…

  • Stacy Brook, nurse manager at London Road Veterina

    Celebrating and supporting nurses

    • 19 May 2022
    • IVC Evidensia

    To mark Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month, IVC Evidensia shares the success of its Nurse Academy as it heads into its busiest year yet, as well as some success stories from RVNs within the group.

  • Day in the life – the global health role played by product export vets

    • 11 May 2022
    • Elizabeth Robinson

    Shedding light on one of the profession’s lesser known roles, Elizabeth Robinson explains what her job as a product export vet entails, including her responsibility in helping keep the UK’s supply chain moving.

  • Graduates securing their places for CVS summer camp 2022

    • 6 May 2022
    • Mark Waining

    The group is planning its second New Graduate Summer Camp to give new vets a flying start. Head of clinical education MARK WAINING explains what the initiative is all about.

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    Salary conundrum: pros and cons of pay within job advertisements

    • 23 Feb 2022

    In a thought-provoking article, SIMON TOYE explores all sides of the debate about whether job adverts should include salary bands.

  • Applications open for academy aiming to give graduates best start

    • 23 Feb 2022

    Since 2015, the IVC Evidensia Graduate Academy has helped dozens of new vets embarking in the profession – and may never have been more needed.

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    VMD work placement fills gap in knowledge about vet medicines

    • 22 Feb 2022

    Vet student BETH KRAINES outlines how she jumped at the chance to find out more about the drugs she’ll soon be prescribing.

  • Ethnic diversity scholarship opens door for minority background VNs

    • 8 Feb 2022
    • Bill Gibb

    As Vets Now welcomes its first ethnic diversity nursing scholars, journalist Bill Gibb speaks with SVN Venus Tamjidi – one of the first three scholars on the scheme – about her experiences.

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    Post-pandemic – now is the time to add a new skill for your whole team

    • 19 Jan 2022
    • Becky Keeble

    BECKY KEEBLE BVM&S, MRCVS, uses laparoscopy as an example of how introducing a new service with live in-house training can motivate and inspire team members, and prepare practices for a brighter future…

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    You’re hired! Value of apprenticeships

    • 12 Oct 2021
    • Adam Bernstein

    ADAM BERNSTEIN discusses how apprentice schemes serve as a great method for introducing the next generation into the worlds of learning and work, including opportunities in the veterinary world.

  • Mabel

    From passion to innovation – finding new ways through COVID-19

    • 3 Sep 2021
    • Ruth Waters

    In such uncertain times it is important we make the most of what we have. RVN Ruth Waters from Dorset has been doing just that with her new e-commerce store.

  • Emma Marshall

    Life as a dermatology vet nurse

    • 20 Jul 2021
    • Emma Marshall

    Emma Marshall – head RVN for Joii – shares her passion for this speciality, how her role aids both clients and clinician, and how, when it comes to skin disease, no one size fits all.

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    Extending skills beyond the clinic

    • 2 Jun 2021
    • Hannah Durling

    Hannah Durling, a member of the StreetVet Norwich committee, shares her experience of the launch of, and volunteering with, this branch.

  • Donna with two of her books, and her Labrador retr

    Putting pen to paper to pull in vet nursing members for profession

    • 2 Jun 2021
    • Donna Harris

    Donna Harris talks us through her varied roles, from small animal VN to equine nurse, her "unusual career" in mixed practice, as well as becoming an author of a series of books aimed to inspire the profession, and a career in horse racing journalism.

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    How intercalating led to bioethics ambition

    • 2 Jun 2021

    Rebekah Wild is a 20-year-old vet student at the RVC. Now in her third year of veterinary medicine, she intercalated in bioethics at the University of Bristol in 2020-21 – and in this article, she explains how doing so revealed a career working to improve animal welfare that she previously didn’t know existed…

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    Managing stress in the workplace

    • 9 Apr 2021
    • Adam Bernstein

    Adam Bernstein discusses the potential legal implications of this issue, and describes the early warning signs of the problem and potential solutions.

  • Clinical coaching – teaching and guiding future veterinary nurses

    • 12 Mar 2021
    • Kendall Adams

    RVN Kendall Adams shares her top tips for successfully tutoring student veterinary nurses.

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    Pet Blood Bank: how VNs can help

    • 8 Mar 2021
    • Helen Rooney

    Training and induction manager at Pet Blood Bank UK Helen Rooney highlights how VNs can get involved in the charity’s vital work.

  • John Williams, Vets Now.

    My year as a front-line vet

    • 2 Mar 2021
    • John Williams

    RCVS specialist in small animal surgery (soft tissue) John Williams MA, VetMB, DipECVS, CertVR, LLB, FRCVS, shares his experiences of swapping referral work with emergency cases amid a global pandemic.

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    Employee turnover: it’s all about money, right?

    • 5 Feb 2021
    • Sarah Page-Jones

    In the final of her four-part series taking an evidence-based approach to bust myths around popular management concepts, Sarah Page-Jones BVSc, MBA, CertSAS, MRCVS, looks at various reasons why staff changes occur and the knock-on effect this can have on the rest of the team.