• Judo: the gentle way

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    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. […]

  • Dog attacks

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    There’s a lot of misinformation about dog attacks, not helped by sensational media reporting that often follows an incident. So, what are the facts and how can vets educate owners and keep themselves safe? Chloe Warren reports One of the […]

  • Pet euthanasia at home

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    An increasing number of practitioners are making it their business to ensure pets can enjoy more dignified deaths outside of traditional treatment rooms, as Tracey Porter discovers. The veteran veterinarian remembers each one as if they were her own—Fluffy, Simba, Maggie, Bugsy […]

  • Marketing a veterinary clinic

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    Marketing a veterinary clinic with no time and (virtually) no money is possible. Follow these five easy steps. By Rob Johnson If you’re like many vets, marketing is something you do between 9pm and 10pm on a Sunday night. You […]

  • Cancer treatment for pets

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    With pets now viewed as part of the family, owners are more inclined to expect oncological treatment in the event of a cancer diagnosis. By Meg Crawford These days, according to the Australian Veterinary Association, pet owners tend to view […]

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WSAVA World Congress

Last call for early bird rates for WSAVA World Congress 2018

Veterinarians around the world are being urged to take advantage of early bird registration rates to attend WSAVA World Congress, a unique gathering of more than 2,000 companion animal veterinarians, which takes place this year from 25-28 September in Singapore. […]

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New charity to combat killer ‘parvo’ disease

A new national charity, Paws for A Purpose—headquartered on the Sunshine Coast—is launching later this month to stamp out canine parvovirus (parvo) infection in puppies. The celebratory launch will include drinks, canapes, live music, and a joint talk from Paws for […]

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Launch of companion animal rescue awards

The inaugural Jetpets Rescue Awards 2018 recently launched in Sydney to celebrate and recognise the achievements in companion animal rescue nationwide.  This is no small thing with Australia boasting over 900 rescue and animal shelters supported by thousands of volunteers. Animal […]

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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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Couples who work together

Relationships can be difficult at the best of times so are couples who work together in the same practice a good idea? By Frank Leggett Marriage is a commitment to each other that sees you living together, holidaying together, building […]

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Discounting for veterinary services

While compassion and good intentions may result in happy clients, discounting for veterinary services can take a toll on your clinic’s finances. So, how do you manage this balance? Louise Baxter reports Australian veterinary practices only average between seven per cent […]

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Vet prices: the cost of care

No vet wants to provide anything less than the best possible treatment but when a client is unable to pay for your services, how much charity can your business afford? By Susi Banks There are various strategies veterinarians use to balance […]

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The benefits of running a niche practice

With vets facing increasing competition from new practices, more are finding a competitive advantage in niche practice. But is specialising in just one species right for you? By Shane Conroy  We don’t need to tell you that running a veterinary […]

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Dr Paula Parker, AVA president, is calm under pressure

Whether she’s saving an emergency patient on the Gold Coast, speaking at a conference in Melbourne, or lobbying government officials in Canberra, AVA president Paula Parker is across the small details and the big-picture implications of what’s going on. By […]

Building or renovating your veterinary clinic

Building or renovating your veterinary clinic? Here are 10 top tips

Building or renovating your veterinary clinic? Before you begin the journey, consider feedback from veterinarians at the other end of the spectrum—and the teams who helped them get there. By Gillian O’Meagher Meet the clients Dr Nigel Thomas engaged Elite Fitout […]

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Doing charitable work

Many practices have a strong connection with charities and community work. While these are worthwhile causes, does this improve the business side of a practice? By James Gallaway Genuinely charitable work might seem rare in a world where corporate sponsorship of worthy […]

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Blowhard

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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Wine making

Dr Kate Woods of Manjimup Veterinary Clinic in WA is robust, independent and of strong character—just like the wine she makes. “My husband and I were keen to get away from Perth and raise our kids in the country. We […]

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Gaming

Whether it’s console, online, board or card, Dr Sarah Abramowski of Belconnen Animal Hospital in Weetangera, ACT, can’t get enough of gaming. “I don’t remember a time when I wasn’t gaming. When I was a kid, my dad used to play […]

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Rogaining—go your own way

Being lost in the bush at 2am is just one of the joys of rogaining, according to Dr Helen Robinson of Indigo Veterinary Services in Beechworth, VIC “Rogaining is a sport that was devised by three students at Melbourne uni back in […]

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Tools of the trade: Flexineb C1

by Dr Sasha Miles, Brisbane Bird & Exotics Veterinary Services, QLD The Flexineb C1 is a complete nebuliser system for small animals. It is used with saline or with medications, antibiotics, anti-inflammatories and steroids. What’s good about it We mainly […]

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Tools of the trade: SunTech Vet20 BP Monitor

by Dr Evan Kosack, Lennox Head Vet Clinic, NSW This is a portable blood pressure monitor that can be run off mains power or batteries. It has an easy-to-read screen and is simple to use. What’s good about it The […]

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Digestive health and its importance for maximising nutrition

This article is sponsored content brought to you by Blackmores. It is all well and good to recommend a high quality, nutritionally balanced and superior diet for your patients, but if they have sub-adequate gut health, many of the nutrients […]

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Oralade: The first choice for acute gastrointestinal issues

This article is sponsored content brought to you by DLC Australia. Early nutritional support is essential for a successful outcome in many acute gastrointestinal diseases. Here are highlights from an article by Jörg M. Steiner Dr.med.vet., PhD, DACVIM, DECVIM-CA, AGAF One of […]

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