Research

Propofol wastage in anaesthesia: implications and environmental outcomes

A labelled box was placed in the hospital prep room and all staff were asked to dispose of any waste propofol syringes into the box once they had finished their anaesthetic and handed their patient...

Retrospective review of a Schwartz Rounds service for a veterinary team

In a recent RCVS survey of the veterinary profession, wellbeing scores had declined compared to 2014 and are lower than wellbeing scores from the national wellbeing survey, England, conducted in 2016....

The impact environmental variance in waiting rooms has on the expression of fear in canine patients

This study aimed to identify and evaluate the influence of environmental factors in the waiting room that may affect the expression of fear-related behaviours in canine patients visiting a veterinary...

Reviewing the emotional climates of student veterinary nurses completing industry placements

This research was focused on students' industry placement in veterinary practice's located across the UK as part of their FdSc Veterinary Nursing programme at University Centre Askham Bryan (UCAB) in...

Leading organisational change in the workplace: a review of the literature

Owen (2011) defines leadership as an individual's behaviour, rather than the position they hold. Historically, effecting change was identified as a key function of leaders (Kotter, 1996). More...

The effect of Pet Remedy on feline stress-related behaviours in a rescue centre

To test the hypothesis of whether Pet Remedy has an effect on stress-related behaviours in cats in a rehoming shelter, the relevant collected data were collated before pre- and post-treatment...

Skirting the issue: discussing the links between animal abuse and family violence in veterinary practice

This study used a mixed method cross-sectional design on a convenience sample of veterinary nurses and veterinarians recruited through the New Zealand Veterinary Nursing Association and the New...

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation outcomes in a UK veterinary hospital: pilot study

Although literature covers different aspects of CPR and its effectiveness, less commonly known are the mortality and survival rates for animals in veterinary care. In contrast, human medicine offers...

Are professionals receiving sufficient training in ‘feline friendly’ techniques?

Many veterinary nurses and veterinary surgeons are not confident in handling cats and recognising why they behave in the way that they do. Goins et al (2019) investigated the ability of veterinary...

Do ‘CARE’ labelled canine patients get a lower standard of nursing care?

A total of 390 registered veterinary nurses completed the questionnaire: 56% of respondents were in the 25–34 year age group, with 99% of the sample identifying as female. The majority of respondents...

Dog owners’ awareness and use of dental homecare

A low-risk ethical code was obtained from the Hartpury Ethics Committee before commencing the project: ETH-ICS2020-22-LR..

Leptospira spp. and Dirofilaria immitis in dogs in Tonga: a pilot study

A total of 82 dogs, all from Tonga’s main island of Tonga-tapu, met criteria to be tested for both Leptospira spp. and D. immitis. All dogs tested were of mixed-breed, primarily from the Tokomololo...