• It’s your responsibility

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    Doing good is good for business. So what do you need to know about adopting the principles of corporate responsibility? Angela Tufvesson investigates At Veterinary Oncology Consultants, which provides remote consultations to vets caring for animals with cancer, directors Angela […]

  • Wing it

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    A hard-working equine and small animal vet, Dr David Clemence of The Animal Doctors in Pakenham, Victoria, likes to relax by flying aeroplanes upside down. “When you’re doing aerobatics, the g-force is the same as experienced by fighter pilots. All […]

  • Pet abuse register

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    Will pet abuse registries make their way to Australia? By Andy Kollmorgen Should people who abuse pets be prevented from owning pets? It seems fair to say that most people would say yes, thank goodness. But can you really keep […]

  • The last line of defence

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    It is more due to good management than good luck that Australia’s agriculture sector has yet to be decimated by foot-and-mouth disease, writes Tracey Porter It is not by chance that an outbreak of the highly contagious foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), […]

  • The beginning of the end

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    A growing number of Australian vets are providing end-of-life services to help clients through the difficult decisions and emotional distress associated with caring for sick and ageing pets. By Angela Tufvesson Pets are living longer and better than ever before thanks […]

Latest in Veterinary News

The conundrum of cat diarrhoea

The complications and controversies surrounding feline trichomoniasis, regarded as one of the most common infectious causes of large bowel diarrhoea in cats, are explored in a review article published this month in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery. Over […]

New guidelines for veterinary dentistry worldwide

A set of guidelines being developed by the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) aims to enhance standards of veterinary dentistry around the world. In doing so, the WSAVA intends to bridge what it perceives as a significant gap in […]

Vets learn the latest in emergency care

Vets and vet nurses convened in Newcastle on the weekend to discover new ways of managing emergency and critical care cases in pets. They attended a conference held by the Australian Veterinary Association at the Newcastle Exhibition & Convention Centre […]

A special day to celebrate puppies

This time next week is National Puppy Day. If you haven’t already, put the date in your diary. National Puppy Day is a special day to celebrate the magic and unconditional love that puppies bring to our lives. But more […]

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Where have all the vets gone?

Despite a steady supply of new vet graduates, practices across Australia are finding it hard to fill job vacancies. What is going on and what can be done about it? Merran White investigates In the past decade, the number of […]

Taming social media for vets

Social media can seem an intimidating beast, but never fear: it can be tamed. Krisinda Merhi explains the dos and don’ts of social-media practice, including dealing with negative responses and keeping content interesting This might be a controversial opinion, but […]

How to raise your fees and not lose patients

Charging more money to keep up with costs is a big headache for vets who otherwise may be caught in a bind of undercharging, writes Rachel Smith It is no secret that owning a pet is costly—and that many pet […]

Light fantastic

Some veterinary professionals regard it as just another ‘alternative treatment’; others swear by its effectivness. Susan Chenery asks some vets to comment on laser therapy Rodarn the elderly cattle dog had wobbled unsteadily into the surgery, ataxic in his back […]

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From little things big things grow

How to find funding opportunities for worthwhile projects and business growth. By Heather Vaile If you’re thinking about ways to grow your veterinary business this year or you want to make a positive contribution to a deserving animal research or […]

The outsider

From late 2001 until mid 2011, Dr Lynn Simpson worked on live-export ships, tending to livestock literally covered in their own excrement. When she tried to improve animal-welfare conditions from the inside, she found herself cast out, a victim of […]

Back story

Complaints of chronic back pain are common in the veterinary professions but there are various ways to manage and prevent it. Kerryn Ramsey investigates Dr Stephanie Wright, an Edinburgh-born veterinarian, knows all about the discomfort of long-term back injury from […]

A pet project

Presenter, activist and campaigner Dr Chris Brown tells Jane Duru about his latest mission—to make Australia more pet-friendly. If the success of Bondi Vet proves anything, it is that Australia is a nation obsessed by its pets. Running since 2009, […]

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Fast and furious

She represented England in lacrosse at three World Cups—now Dr Rachel Kirchheimer of Glenhuntly Road Veterinary Clinic in Victoria is playing for Australia “I went to school in the north of London where I was first introduced to lacrosse. I […]

Wide open road

When the open road beckons, Dr Kate Forster of Harradine & Associates Veterinary Surgeons in Bunbury, WA, goes for a spin on her Harley “My partner Steve and I own a 1600cc Harley Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Classic. It’s a […]

My place

When Pat Macwhirter of Bird Vet Melbourne bought an 1868 house in Western Port Bay, Victoria, she fell in love with its rich history “In the late ’80s, I had a bird and small-animal practice in Burwood in the eastern […]

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 […]

Latest in Gear

Tools of the trade: Vet Dental Charts

by Dr Kirsten Hailstone, Adelaide Animal Emergency and Referral Centre, SA At present I am in the middle of a dental residency and I use these charts every day. Access to the charts is by paid subscription but it’s not […]

Tools of the trade: Intec microscope

by Dr Claire Castles, Burnie Veterinary Centre, TAS This microscope has been in our practice for years. It’s an older model with no bells or whistles but is essential for diagnosis. What’s good about it I use it for looking […]

High quality veterinary ultrasound equipment

This article is sponsored content brought to you by BCF Ultrasound. Why BCF … BCF Ultrasound are proudly locally owned and operated. We are solely dedicated to specialising in veterinary ultrasound, and pride ourselves on providing outstanding sales support, service […]

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