Opinion

Parasiticides in dogs and cats: a risk-based approach

There are emerging concerns that parasiticide use in small animal veterinary medicine is contributing to environmental contamination with pesticide compounds.

The NURVN: do you have them on your side?

The National Union of Registered Veterinary Nurses (The NURVN) is a trade union run by four RVNs – fighting for the rights of nurses, today and tomorrow. We have been slowly building our base of...

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...

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...

Responsible use of parasiticides in pets

The burden of parasite infection can be considerable due to its adverse effects on animal health and welfare, and the associated socioeconomic implications. Emerging parasites can impose additional...