• Help at hand with new vet graduate mentoring program

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    The AVA vet graduate mentoring program sees experienced veterinarians connecting with new graduates to help them find their feet in the profession. By Frank Leggett Starting work as a new graduate can be a time of great excitement and a […]

  • Tenpin bowling

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    Every tenpin bowler aspires to a perfect 300 game. Dr Ray Chan of Bondi Junction Veterinary Hospital in New South Wales has achieved it eight times. “When I was in high school, a friend of mine bowled in a Friday […]

  • Meet Dr Noam Pik

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    From humble beginnings on a dairy farm in Israel, Dr Noam Pik is on the brink of a major canine cancer breakthrough while also pioneering personalised medicine for pets. By Shane Conroy “One night was never the same,” recalls Dr […]

  • Know your pet-care products

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    A recent upswing in owner demand for premium pet-food and pet-care products has created a market for vet clinics. Here’s how to make the most of this trend—for clients and your bottom line. By Merran White With mounting operating costs […]

  • Fighting feral cats

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    Vets have a key role to play in educating cat owners as part of a plan to limit the impact of feral cat attacks on native wildlife. By Cameron Cooper As a self-confessed “crazy cat lover”, Dr Katria Lovell of […]

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domestic violence and animal abuse

Event unites vets and domestic violence support workers

Lucy’s Project, the peak organisation raising awareness of the link between animal abuse and domestic violence in Australia, will this weekend bring together family violence specialists, veterinary professionals and policy makers for the Lucy’s Project conference. Called Domestic Violence and Animal Abuse – Strategic and […]


Nationwide microchipping blitz to keep pets out of shelters

PETstock stores across Australia will for one weekend next month provide a $10 microchipping service to ensure more of Australia’s pets can be easily identified if they become lost. 2018 marks the third year of the national microchipping initiative, which […]

Zoetis products

Zoetis products to be supplied directly to vets

Zoetis, the world’s leading animal health company, has launched a new, direct-to-vet distribution model known as ‘Zoetis Direct’ that will change the way Australian vets purchase companion animal products. Zoetis Direct will benefit vet clinics from a closer relationship that will […]


New online resource for livestock vets

Veterinary digital content specialist Vetstream has extended its Vetlexicon service with the launch of Bovis, a practical, peer-reviewed online clinical resource for veterinarians working with cattle. Bovis contains more than 750 articles and 1,500 images and videos from more than 120 […]

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Stress-free vet visits

It’s essential to keep smell and sound under control in your veterinary practice—not only to keep sensitive animals happy and calm, but to create and maintain a good impression for paying clients. By Louise Baxter Imagine walking into a clinic only […]

Conducting veterinary interviews

The interview in the recruitment process is considered the key tool in assessing a candidate’s suitability to a role, so why is it that so many practice owners don’t know how to conduct one? By John Burfitt Go on career […]

Tips for a more profitable veterinary practice

Threats to their livelihood in the form of corporate consolidations, burn-out and perceived value are forcing smaller vet clinics to rethink how they run their practices. Tracey Porter reports Southern Cross Vet Clinic in the Sydney suburb of Marrickville believes offering […]

great vet nurse

What makes a great vet nurse?

Every vet practice owner knows—or should know—that great vet nurses are worth their weight in gold. So, what makes them really shine and how do you get them to that point? Heather Vaile reports At a swanky conference dinner in […]

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rehoming greyhounds

Rehoming greyhounds

As adoption and rehoming programs ramp up, more and more dog lovers are starting to appreciate the virtues of greyhounds as family pets. By Cameron Cooper Gentle and laid-back—they’re not the descriptors that have always been associated with greyhounds. Yet […]

veterinary telemedicine

Veterinary telemedicine: help from afar

Rapidly developing technology is bringing telemedicine to Australia’s vet industry, and experts agree it will complement—not replace—the traditional bricks-and-mortar veterinary practice. Shane Conroy reports From wearable health trackers to virtual doctors, the latest telemedicine technology is transforming human healthcare. But […]

The Fear Free approach to veterinary care

If you’re worn out by having to deal with frantic pets and their frazzled owners struggling to get them through the door, maybe it’s time to consider the Fear Free approach to veterinary care. By Heather Vaile In the city […]


Desexing dogs

Surgical castration used to be the only option when desexing dogs but now a non-surgical implant offers an alternative to dog owners unsure if a permanent reduction of testosterone is best for their pet. By Sarah Thomas  Desexing is one […]

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Muy Thai

Fighting fit with Muay Thai

Muay Thai is a great way to keep fit but Dr Amber Giles of Noosa District Animal Hospital in Queensland also loves the physical and mental discipline. “My brother is responsible for my involvement with Muay Thai. He used to […]

conducting an orchestra


With 50 people following his every move, Dr Mark Schembri, an Australian Turf Club vet at Randwick, NSW, says conducting is his passion and joy. “I’ve always loved music and studied clarinet and trumpet as a school student. I did […]

Judo: the gentle way

Despite a serious arm injury, Dr Andrew Dallimore of Dandenong Ranges Veterinary Centre in Olinda, VIC, is helping to change kids’ lives by teaching judo. When I was 14, I took up judo because I was short, tubby and getting bullied at school. […]



When the Bega District Brass Band needs a mellow, smoky solo, they turn to Dr Jane Woolacott of Bega Veterinary Hospital in NSW, and her flugelhorn “A flugelhorn is basically just an over-sized trumpet. It has the same valves that […]

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chemistry analyser

Tools of the trade: IDEXX Catalyst Dx Chemistry Analyser

by Dr Michael Kidd, Hurlstone Park Veterinary Hospital, Dulwich Hill, NSW We had an old in-house biochem machine that occasionally didn’t get results due to spotting failure. It was also difficult to find spare parts and maintenance was becoming an issue.  […]

Each practice in the VetPartners family is different

This article is sponsored content brought to you by VetPartners. We know selling your business is one of the biggest decisions you’ll make. You’ve put your heart and soul into building your practice and it’s your legacy. At VetPartners, we […]

Mindray M8 premium portable ultrasound system

This article is sponsored content brought to you by BCF Ultrasound. Soon to be released, the Mindray M8 is ideal if you wish to advance your ultrasound services without breaking the bank. The Mindray M8 portable ultrasound machine is coming […]

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