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Improving utilisation of RVNs in dermatology cases

Pressure on veterinary surgeons to prescribe antibiotics can present in many formats, these can include, time, financial and the owner's expectations. Protocols and guidelines set out within the veterinary practice can help veterinary surgeons by providing structures on how to proceed in set circumstances. Veterinary bodies and representative associations have produced literature and guidance notes on antimicrobial use and these can be built into veterinary practice protocols and clinical...

Ear cytology for the veterinary nurse

Ear cytology is one of the most important investigative steps in all cases of otitis externa and lends itself well to input from the veterinary nurse....

Ophthalmology for RVNs

The nurse has a vital role to play in the identification of occult ocular disease, client education about the importance of preventive ocular...

Keratoconjunctivitis sicca in dogs

This article discusses keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS), factors that may contribute towards KCS and how we might treat/manage it. KCS is often...

Equine behavioural first aid

It is common for equines to become difficult to handle during procedures, veterinary or otherwise, as a direct result of handling during the procedure...

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