Kelly Nickalls

Editor, The Veterinary Nurse

Reflecting back on 2023

As we reach the last issue of the year, I wanted to reflect on what 2023 has taught me about veterinary nurses. I started working on The Veterinary Nurse back in April, and since then I have been...

The risk of emerging infections in pets

Since 2020, there has been an increasing number of reports of B. canis infection in dogs. Most of these have been in dogs directly imported into the UK from Eastern Europe, or in close contacts of...

Fireworks and chocolate season

It's the time of year many pet owners dread – firework season. Stretching across an extended period from around Halloween until the new year, it can be a difficult time for many owners and their...

Competition in the vet industry

In September, a Competition and Markets Authority review into the UK veterinary industry was announced. The review covers ‘household pets’ – cats, dogs and rabbits – but not large animals such as...