Opinion

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 Veterinary Wellbeing Webinar Series

The first night of the Veterinary Wellbeing Webinar Series focused on the topic of self-compassion and how this can be the antidote to perfectionism..

Diversity, inclusivity and widening participation: VN Futures campaigns 2023

Our first DIWP campaign of 2023 was centred around promoting veterinary nursing to those considering a career change or joining the profession later in life. We hosted a discussion panel, where...

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...

Parrot awareness week 2023

Day one focused on nutrition, providing articles and videos from respected avian vet Alan K Jones, discussing the dietary needs of parrots and feeding a balanced diet in practice..

Dog friendly clinics: helping pets have a positive experience

There are four key touch points that veterinary teams have with owners and/or their dog during the veterinary clinic journey – pre-appointment, reception and waiting area, consultation,...