June blog round up – book launch, mystery bruises, staying safe on line and more!

June blogs

Well, June saw me at Vet Fest for the official launch of my book! A fabulous time was had by all despite the little bit of rain and I even managed to camp for a true festival experience!

The first reviews are on Amazon and people seem to like it so I’m hoping it will help more of you at the start of the new academic year for 2019/20.

Buy the book here

Best wishes,

Jane

Vet Times

We all get used to the mystery bruises we get working in clinic… but do we take our work injuries seriously? Check out the needlestick issues with Junes VT blog

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Vet Times 

Heading for an older blog but one that seems timely. What is safe to use online in terms of images and words? Is everything online fair game? It must be if its on Google?

Well… maybe not…

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Youtube updates!

Youtube have changed a few details so new videos don’t automatically get shared to social media. I’m still putting new videos up around every 2 weeks and have a great #learnbetter playlist from now until Christmas that highlights some great ways to learn better from my book. Head to Youtube from the link below and subscribe to get video direct to your inbox.

#planetrvnyoutube

Webinar Vet Gazette

June sees me discussing the seasonal increase in strays in the summer months and how best to work with those who bring these animals to your clinic.

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April blogs – nudity, preferring animals to people and more!

April blogs

As April ends I was pleased to see my Book finally be out for everyone to buy! Great positive comments are already coming in and I’m so pleased – I might even write another! Here’s one of my notebooks filled with post it notes and ideas…

Its available in bookshops – from my publisher and yes it is on Amazon!

Click here to read more and buy!

More from Mays round up soon!

Best wishes,

Jane

Vet Times

Running for RCVS VN Council saw me have an even busier than usual December last year – but its all been worth it and 12th July RCVS Day is getting closer. Find out my thoughts on standing for and getting on to RCVS Council

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Vet Times 

Nudity is on my mind this time.. with thanks to Ollie the wonderful if now slightly balder cat of Ricky Gervais!

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Webinar Vet Gazette

A great online magazine where I do a monthly article and in April it was about the impact of the differing values between the status symbol of a pet because of the initial cost to buy it yet the lack of status attached to being able to afford gorgeous geriatric pets like Tilly – PKD, Myasthenia Gravis and more..

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Any UK Vet

Many pets have multiple owners – so how do we cope with multiple clients for each pet and how can pet owners help?

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Any UK Vet

Every pet brings a person with them – so if you wanted to work in a vet clinic because ‘you don’t like people’ then you might want to read this and see that we’re a VERY people focussed industry!

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May blogs round up, the worth of an RVN, being woke for welfare, and MONEY!

May blogs

This arrives with you a little late as life has been a little hectic. However I’m particularly proud of Mays blogs! I mainly try to be fair to all parties involved in the vet world and animal welfare in blogs but this month I took a stand on the use of animals in reality shows and the issue of our evolving role in animal welfare – look forward, not back.

More from June soon!

Best wishes,

Jane

Vet Times

This is a blog I’ve had brewing for a while. There are often articles about how much it would cost to replace or properly pay for all the roles a housewife carries out – so I though I’d use one of their salary calculators to imagine what an RVN is worth and how much they cost to replace.

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Vet Times 

I know that the recent BVA open letter to the makers of ‘I’m a Celebrity’ may have caused some people to wonder why a UK based vet organisation is communicating with an Australian based reality show? Yet I see the path to improved welfare for all animals as an ongoing journey. I’m pleased the BVA spent their time on the letter and this blog explains why!

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Webinar Vet Gazette

May sees me discuss the training issue of people who see training success as creating ‘mini me’s’ when there is space for everyone in the vet clinic

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Any UK Vet

Vet consults can be stressful for both owner and pet. This sometimes means as an owner you don’t ask all the questions you want or get all the information you need. How can you make the consult a better interaction?

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Any UK Vet

The veterinary clinic is a health care provider but also a business and I know from personal experience about bills not being paid and the stress it causes. Yet our communication with clients and making it easy to pay the bill isn’t always the best.

The queue at reception to pay is often a mix of pet food purchasers, cat collar purchasers and then the serious emergency – yet as we’re British we queue in a sensible fashion instead of order of need. Could getting the vet to take payment in the consult room help in some instances?

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Thank you to Animal Star Awards 2019!

Well, the old saying that good news comes by phone and bad news comes by letter was uttered before email so its yet to be decided where it sits. For me earlier this month good news came by email as I found out I was a finalist in TWO categories!

I have been nominated by someone lovely as pet blogger of the year AND vet nurse of the year. It feels pretty amazing! Thank you to my nominators!

I’ll be attending the awards ceremony and Ebony can come too so we’ve got a lovely weekend away together!

I’ll keep you posted!

Updated monthly blog posts

So its August and due to a number of issues I am behind, way behind on updating the blog page! Yes I still write and have published at least 4 blogs every month AND you can get that update via my newsletter along with Youtube and latest news updates, but I am still committed to ensuring the blogs get collated here. Somehow, there must be a way to collate 7 years and over 300 blogs worth of content!

I’ll play around with different formats but for now I’m going to reproduce a version of my newsletter to get us up to August at least!