• Go coach

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    Seeking the services of a career coach in running a veterinary practice has helped some vets dramatically turn around their failing fortunes, writes John Burfitt When it comes to explaining the value of coaching in the modern veterinary practice, training […]

  • Compassion fatigue

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    When having high empathy and a passion for your work becomes a drawback. By Megan Crawford Despite what Gerald Durrell would have us believe, veterinary practice is no country idyll. In fact, a 2011 survey demonstrated that veterinarians suffer from […]

  • Dog days

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    Dr Greg Bryant, veterinarian and orchid-grower, kept a diary while working at greyhound tracks across NSW because he saw things that he found “hard to accept”.  What he recorded helped ban the industry.  By Alex Gilly On the evening of […]

  • Fine point

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    More and more vet practices are offering acupuncture in response to the growing demand for complementary therapies. Angela Tufvesson reports. Devising effective treatment regimens for troublesome conditions and managing a fickle client base is tricky business for vets, but what […]

  • Ready, vet, go!

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    The VetSet2Go project aims to shift the focus from competency to success and improve the employability of new veterinary graduates, writes Shane Conroy The veterinary industry is a tough business. A recent study by the Australian Veterinary Association found that […]

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Meet the members of the Greyhound Industry Reform Panel

The names of the five person-panel tasked with reforming the NSW greyhound racing industry—called the Greyhound Industry Reform Panel—have been released. They are former NSW Labor premier, Morris Iemma, who will lead the panel. He will be joined by Simon […]


Peak pet industry body rejects dog breeding proposal

The key mandate of the Pet Industry Association of Australia (PIAA) is animal welfare, and accordingly it welcomes a review on breeding standards, especially for dogs. But as stated in a media release issued earlier this week, PIAA has grave […]


Fish can be fooled—just like us

People might have more in common with fish than previously thought, a new visual illusion study indicates. UQ School of Biological Sciences and Queensland Brain Institute researchers, who published their findings in Scientific Reports have found that triggerfish, a common […]

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First Canadian elected to WSAVA presidency

A Canadian veterinarian is the new president of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA). Dr Walt Ingwersen, a member of the association’s executive board, was elected to the presidency during the WSAVA World Congress 2016, which took place in […]

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Vet in a van

There’s a lot to like about running a mobile vet practice but there some unique challenges, too. Kerry Ramsey investigates. For veterinarians in country Australia, being mobile is simply a necessary part of the job. Now many vets in our […]


A practice of one’s own

Purchasing a practice is the dream of many vets but as John Burfitt writes, this is one business decision that can’t be rushed. Next to the great Australian dream of home ownership, many aspire to purchasing their own business and […]

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The saddest taboo

At some point in their careers, most veterinary professionals will be impacted by mental ill-health. Is enough being done to protect those most at risk? Tracey Porter reports. If things had gone to plan, this story would start and end […]


Semi-retirement: How to have your cake and eat it

If you love being a vet but are sick of managing a business, semi-retirement may be for you. By Angela Tufvesson More Australians than ever are using part-time work as a way of easing into semi-retirement, and vets are no exception. […]

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The case of the pickled parrots

Animal scientists in the Top End are battling to understand what is behind a recent spike in the number of seemingly drunk birds in the local lorikeet population. Tracey Porter reports. If ever there was a time for the world’s […]


Richard Chapman: Canberra’s shipwreck kid

Torpedoes, flying boats and doodlebugs were all part of the childhood of Canberra-based veterinary legend and author Dr Richard Chapman. Chris Sheedy tells his fascinating story. AFTER THE SHIP taking him and his mother back to England from Australia during World […]


Caged in

Kate Balazs examines the welfare of farmed chickens both in and out of cages. Corporations are widely perceived to talk more about corporate responsibility than practise it. But when it comes to eggs, it seems like every company wants to […]


All creatures, great and small

Drs James Carroll and Anthony Bennett took centre stage in both seasons of the TV hit Village Vets Australia. They tell John Burfitt about the ups and downs of being in the spotlight. There’s a story that Dr James Carroll […]

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String theory

The rich, warm tones of the cello come to life in the hands of Dr Peter Rees of Cannon & Ball Veterinary Surgeons in Wollongong, NSW. “A few years ago, I played cello with the Australian Youth Orchestra for a […]


Animal art

Dr Christo Delport of Paralowie Veterinary Surgery in SA paints remarkable portraits of the animals of his native South Africa “I’ve been drawing since I could hold a pencil but I completed my first painting when I was eight years […]

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Home grown

Whenever Dr Diane Bogaers of Geo Vet in Busselton, WA, needs fruit and vegies, she just steps outside into her edible garden. “About two-and-a-half years ago, we moved into a house on an acre of land at Busselton, three hours […]


Snow vet

Dr Aimee Watson of Cobram Veterinary Clinic, VIC, started skiing as a three-year-old. Now she’s training hard for the 2018 Winter Olympics. “Qualifying for the cross-country skiing event at the Sochi Winter Olympics in 2014 was the culmination of years […]

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At REM SYSTEMS we’re taught the best

Specialist training and support from J. Mark Strong, Veterinary Director, Multi Radiance Medical At REM SYSTEMS we strive to offer our clients the best information on their selected products; to this end, all our staff are fully trained in all technical […]


Transform your practice

With evidence-based learning and development that delivers results As a busy clinic owner or practice manager in the veterinary industry, you face a number of unique challenges. Perhaps you’re struggling with customer complaints, staff turnover, or—worst of all—losing business. One […]


Tools of the trade: Maxiguard oral gel and cleansing wipes

by Dr David Clarke, Dental Care for Pets, Hallam, VIC I’ve been using Maxiguard oral gel for about 15 years with great results. Clients see a real improvement with their pet’s halitosis and it works very well with greyhounds and […]

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