Feline fine – the benefits of cat only vets

It may seem a little odd to narrow down your potential market by having a species specific vet practice but in the case of cat only vets there are a number of very good reasons to specify which species you see.

Read more here

Hay or straw – do you know the difference?

This might sound like an odd question to ask but for many pets good quality hay and straw are important aspects of their care.  Would you know the difference and what they are needed for? Find out more here

Welcome back – how to make the best of returning to work after a break

Whatever the reason was for having a break from work it can take some time to fit back in. You’ve changed, the teams worked without you for a while and I’m sure that clients, medication protocols and more have also changed.

What can you, and the team do to ensure returning to work is as smooth as possible? Read more here

Refreshing your skills – what vet nurses need to know

If you have spent time away from using your clinical skills or work in a very specialised filed you might think it would be a good idea to head back to first opinion practice to brush up on your every day vet nursing skills.

There are many ways to do this in formal and informal ways so check out my blog – read more here

Working with chronic pain in the vet industry – my experience

Working in the veterinary industry usually means you need to be pretty fit and physically able. Yet there are many of us out there that live with health conditions that mean we need to practice a lot of good self care.

I shared what I do and have done during my journey living with chronic pain. Read the full blog here

 

SIII survey results confirm the vet nurses role

Thanks to the RCVS SIII survey the results are in and what vet nurses do every day across the UK has been confirmed. Those of us in #planetrvn know what we do, but ensuring the team, our employers and the wider public know what we do is hugely important.

These results show that we need to work with vets and our employers to ensure the vet team utilises nurses skills fully. Increasing job satisfaction, career routes and hopefully retention of vet nurses.

Read the original blog here

What time is that?

 

In the veterinary industry we sometimes use our own language and this can be confusing for clients. We can also be a bit vague with our timings and while this can be due to the nature of healthcare procedures and unknown emergencies we could sometimes be a little more precise with how we describe our day to our clients. Read the original blog here…