Winning awards and more for Octobers round up!

Wow! October is turning into quite a month!

I’m delving deep into my literature review for my PhD and it’s EVERYTHING I thought it would be and more,

My BVNA sessions went really well and I’m speaking at a couple of exciting events in 2020 because of this – so I’ll keep you posted on that!

Finally, last night I was awarded Pet Blogger of the Year by the Animal Star Awards! a 7 year journey and still ongoing !! Thanks for all your support reading and commenting on my posts!

Happy Learning,

Jane

Vet Times

A celebration of the people who help stray and wild animals find their way to the vet clinic, regardless of where they are found! This time focusing on the busy London rail network and the closure of Waterloo in July!

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Webinar Vet

A little piece on a different way to view your team and some tips on getting that to help you settle in to a team. Helpful for locums and students who need to settle into a team quickly and easily!

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Vet Times

I believe grief is grief and use this blog to explore the recent calls for ‘pet bereavement leave’ but do we need to endlessly name all the different reasons for time off work or are we emotionally mature enough not to need that?

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Any UK Vet

A piece I wrote some time ago and have pondered over sharing but felt it was right to do this now. I’ve recently managed to get a child focussed company to change their adverts away from brachycephalic breeds and so I’m sharing my personal story as a Peke owner.

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Vet Times

A full catch up this month for VT blogs and a follow on from last months blog on jigsaw identification – how to manage client expectations of your social media feed when it contains their precious pets!

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A reminder of the new videos on my YouTube channel!

This month some follow on content from my BVNA talk on OSCE success – the time challenge!

Also learning from learning outcomes and more! Over 1k subscribers now!

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Let the festivities begin!

Autumn, clocks change, Halloween, Guy Fawkes and then we race to Christmas… well I have videos to help you!

Check the Festive Playlist on my Youtube channel for advice on helping pets through fireworks and strange costumes and then rejoice in my advent videos every Sunday in December!

Find the playlist here 

September blogs – learning better and staying safe – find the blogs and vlogs for Sept here

It’s the September round up!

For many of you its the start of the academic year again, for students and tutors. So this round up will include the usual blogs but also a reminder of the great Learn Better content on my YouTube channel.

This features dedicated videos to help with the common questions around learning and preparing for assessments. The playlist includes information on How Pub Med works, What is Boolean searching as well as preparing for OSCEs.

Head over to check it out and subscribe to get videos direct to your inbox! Nearly 1000 subscribers can’t be wrong!

Happy Learning,

Jane

Vet Times

Having worked in mainly inner city clinics I have often marvelled at how much we fit into ill fitting spaces. But I’ve always wondered if the building dictates the work flow or if we do?

Our physical working space can really affect our ability to care for our patients so find out my thoughts here.

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Vet Times

Staying safe on social media is important for ourselves and our clients.

Jigsaw Identification of cases can happen easily and often, learn what jigsaw identification is and how to prevent it in this weeks blog!

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Webinar Vet

Another little dip into Learning Better with this blog and its about building your learning community.

We all have different skills and having a ‘team’ around you can be helpful as you approach your learning. Find out more here.

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August blogs, new school year, disruption and furkids – another mixed bag!

August blog updates

I feel I’m starting to get back on track with updates after a very slow start to the year – thanks for bearing with me! This was due to a few things, including chronic dental infection for 6 weeks… a great option for more hours at work for a while and then I found my dream PhD online… so had to do a lot of reading and writing to apply for that!

Luckily that has been a successful application and so I’m headed back to school! It makes me wonder if there might be another book on further research to be written…

Before that I’ve a few conference papers to write so I’ll head off now, enjoy the rest of the summer and I’ll see you soon!

If you want to come and get some great CPD I’m at these events – click here – and if you’d like to come to Wellvet Weekend in Cambridge 6-8th Sept then I’m there and you can buddy up on their social media (or with friends) and use BRINGAFRIEND code to get your second ticker HALF PRICE! Prices include accommodation and food at the beautiful Girton College

Best wishes,

Jane

Vet Times

As we head to a new term I’m sure there are people out there debating the issues of unpaid placements for student vet nurses.

I’ve thought about this a lot and tried to put the issues into context for the individual – I hope it helps!

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Vet Times 

One from last month… The issue of Paw Parents, Furkids, Furbabies, whatever you want to use to describe your relationship with your pet – or you may HATE this! I explore the how, why and where of using human terms for pets.

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Webinar Vet Gazette

‘Disruption’ is all around us every day and is needed for change to happen – yet it often feels like its sent to destabilise our working practices. In this blog I explore the issues of personal disruption and organisational disruption and how the human medical field is purposely creating disruptors… do we need to do the same?

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As we head into September its a new school year for many – students and tutors!

A little reminder that my #learnbetter playlist has terminology, learning support and exam support as well as the usual OSCE videos.

Learn Better for 2020 Youtube can help!

Any UK Vet

Another feline focussed blog this month. I’m sure we all know about the issues with Scottish Folds and their cartilage damage from their ‘fancy’ ear folds.. well I’m facing up to the issues that brings with Buxton. He’s now nearly 17 and needs me to keep on top of his claws care as he can’t quite manage it. His poorly little toes are misshapen and two claws grow at odd angles. He’s now getting very brave with me and doesn’t mind his pedicures but this blog is about how important claw care

July blog round up – Pride, lies, outcome focussed CPD and more!

July blogs

Wow, are we in July already? How did that happen?

To accommodate my upcoming workload theres been a slight shift in blogs – I’m moving to 1 blog per month for my client focussed Any UK Vet feed.

I’m sad about that as client education is very important to me but I suspect a PhD is quite a lot of work so trying to maintain a work/life balance!

5* reviews are up for my book so please take a look and see if it might of interest for you or anyone you know starting college in September, its also helpful for CPD and clinical coaches.

Buy the book here

Best wishes,

Jane

Vet Times

July saw London Pride and although I couldn’t march this year I wanted to share the personal reasons I march.

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Vet Times 

Is it ever ok to lie to a client? I’m usually a stickler for polite honesty. Yet there are times when being a little Pinocchio might just help everyone involved.

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Playlists are an easy way to view multiple videos on the same topic. 

As well as the usual OSCE videos I’e also got some festive fun coming up BUT for the start of the academic year the Learn Better playlist might be useful!

#planetrvnyoutube

Webinar Vet Gazette

July’s blog sees me writing about reflection and outcome based CPD – something the RCVS have announced as coming into effect in the near future. Find out more!

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Any UK Vet

Keeping cats cool in summer is often overlooked as the main worry is dogs in hot cars. Yet our cats, especially elderly ones need a bit of help to stay cool on hot days – read more to find out!

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