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FECAVA and WSAVA commit to veterinary collegiality

The Federation of European Companion Animal Veterinary Associations and World Small Animal Veterinary Association have drawn up a set of guidelines outlining how veterinary professionals should conduct themselves among their peers. Called ‘Global Principles of Veterinary Collegiality’, the document springs...
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Veterinarians in country areas

The rush of people fleeing the big cities for a new life in regional and rural areas throughout 2020 has proven a blessing and...

Dr Zachary Lederhose: on the fast track

Just two years after graduating as a veterinarian, Dr Zachary Lederhose was ready for his next challenge—purchasing his own practice. By Kerryn Ramsey For many...

Why sustainability is good for business

We all know that sustainability is good for the environment, but it is also an excellent way of reducing overheads in lean times. By...

Semi-retirement from your own practice

When you sell your business but continue working in the practice as an employee, is it easy to hand over the reins? By Kerryn...

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Heat stroke in dogs

It has a mortality rate of at least 40 per cent and no antidote, yet the preferred treatment for heat stroke in dogs has...

Clinical

Clinical case study: Treatment of incontinence with hydraulic occluder placement

Case study by Dr Benjamin McRae & subedited by Phil Tucak This case demonstrates the surgical management of urinary incontinence in a young female dog....

Unique disease presentations in livestock following extreme weather events

The North West of NSW was severely affected by drought from 2017 until early 2020. Most livestock enterprises in the Walgett and Narrabri districts...

Managing exocrine pancreatic insufficiencty in a six-year-old cavoodle

Case study by Dr Gemma Birnie Ruby is a six-year-old cavoodle who presented to Brisbane Veterinary Specialist Centre for management of exocrine pancreatic insufficiency. Approximately six...

Chronic rhinitis after maxillofacial trauma in a cat

Case study sub edited by Phil Tucak. Little the cat suffered major maxillofacial trauma which combined with a chronic rhinitis, resulted in the cat...

Case study: Red-bellied black snake envenomation in a dog requiring blood transfusion

This case in a puppy demonstrates that red-bellied black snake (RBBS) venom has the potential to cause severe and delayed life-threatening haemolysis requiring blood...

Case study: Treatment of Major Tom, a cat with aspergillosis

Case study edited by Phil Tucak.  Major Tom is a two-year old exotic shorthair cat who presented to the Small Animal Specialist Hospital (SASH) in...
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