Opinion

RAW 2019: Protect & Prevent

  • May 2019

This year's RAW campaign is ‘Protect & Prevent’ and we're raising awareness around how owners can protect their rabbits by getting them vaccinated and help to prevent the spread of the deadly diseases that affect rabbits.

Dog-Friendly Practice and how to become one

  • April 2019

Most veterinary professionals are aware of the Cat Friendly Clinic initiative, but did you know that it is now possible to become a Dog-Friendly Practice? Rachel Malkani from the British Veterinary Behaviour Association explains why this new certification programme is necessary.

Stress triggers and how to deal with them

  • March 2019

There is a growing understanding of the effects that stress has on companion animals at all times of the year — living with humans is not easy! Elaine Henley explains the phenomonen of trigger-stacking and demonstrates how small changes in an animal's environment can have huge benefits.

Looking back, looking forward

Looking back, looking forward

  • February 2019

As we welcome in the new year, it is a natural time to reflect on what we have achieved in the past, and to contemplate the year ahead. The Veterinary Nurse is now in its tenth volume — quite incredible as it seems like only yesterday that we launched!

ESCCAP spring update 2019

ESCCAP spring update 2019

  • February 2019

This article draws from information published in the European Scientific Counsel Companion Animal Parasites (ESCCAP) UK & Ireland Parasite Forecasts. It provides a brief roundup of parasitology-related events from 2018, analyses interest trends from the public over the past year, and looks at parasite-related research planned for 2019.

The rise of technology and social media

The rise of technology and social media

  • December 2018

Like it or love it, social networking has changed our lives, in one way or another. There are so many different social media sites, the most commonly accessed being Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, You Tube, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, Snapchat, Reddit and Flickr; and they have changed how we communicate with friends, family, and potentially colleagues. But is it a good thing?

Ask To Pet — be a responsible dog lover

Ask To Pet — be a responsible dog lover

  • December 2018

Since getting my puppy this year, I have realised how many people can behave around dogs and have been genuinely shocked at how willing people are to dangle their valuable hands in the face of an unknown dog without asking if it's OK to say hello.

CatCareforLife — keeping cats healthy

CatCareforLife — keeping cats healthy

  • November 2018

International Cat Care (ICC) and its veterinary division, the International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM), have recently launched a new programme entitled CatCareforLife — a blueprint for how a clinic and owner can work together to keep cats healthy and encourage veterinary visits.

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