• Should male dogs be desexed?

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    Should male dogs be desexed? The answer may not be as simple as you think. By Kerryn Ramsey The current debate surrounding the desexing of male dogs is a complex one, much discussed across the veterinary community. It’s not as […]

  • 10 free marketing ideas

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    It’s not enough to have an idea when it comes to marketing. You need to know why that idea works. Here’s 10 marketing ideas that do work, with an explanation as to why. By Daniel Warren There are an extraordinary […]

  • Being a mentor

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    Being a mentor can make a significant difference to the person being mentored as well as to the industry as a whole. Clea Sherman reports Now you have been a vet for several years and built up an established business, […]

  • Dr Nadine Hamilton: promoting the mental health of vets

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    Publishing a self-help book and founding a charity are just some of the ways psychologist Dr Nadine Hamilton is helping to improve the mental health of veterinarians. Kathy Graham reports Veterinary careers are generally seen as a rewarding experience. But […]

  • Photo finish

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    Movement, nature, art and the streets are inspirations behind the photography of Dr Matthew Muir of All Natural Vet Care in Russell Lea, NSW. Inteview by Frank Leggett “With my very first pay cheque from working as a vet, I […]

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rabbit health

Study helps fill the evidence gap on pet rabbit health

In research never done before, academics from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), University of London, have identified the most common medical issues and causes of death in pet rabbits. Carried out as part of the RVC’s VetCompass program, the study gives a […]

cats killing native wildlife

Research to stop cats killing native wildlife

Australian research is underway to help our beloved feline friends coexist with native wildlife in the suburbs. It’s no secret that cats prey on birds, lizards and small mammals. Yet hunting is natural cat behaviour and most owners feel unable […]

canine night blindness

Gene for canine night blindness identified

Researchers have identified the gene mutation responsible for a form of night blindness in dogs. Strategies to treat this condition, which affects a layer of neurons just below the primary photoreceptor cells, could also inform treatment of other diseases that […]

incontinence in bitches

Early neutering of bitches increases incontinence risk

The age at which female dogs (bitches) are neutered is associated with early-onset urinary incontinence, academics from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) in the UK, have revealed. The link between urinary incontinence and neutering in bitches has previously been suspected, […]

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alternative careers for vets

Alternative careers for vets

When a vet decides they don’t want to be a vet anymore, there is a wide variety of fulfilling career options available. Kerryn Ramsey reports Working as a veterinarian is a very satisfying but stressful job. During their career, it […]

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Good client relationships

Good client relationships are essential for any veterinary practice, but what do you do when a client really tests your patience?  By John Burfitt  Anyone working in a veterinary clinic knows of at least one difficult client who transforms even […]

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Email without spam

Do you avoid sending out an emailed practice newsletter because you don’t want to spam your clients? There’s a simple trick to making it more readable. And you can do it with data you already have. By Steven Coby No-one […]

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Blogging vs video for vet websites

You know you should be marketing your practice with content, but should you be posting videos to YouTube or blogging or both? Steven Coby seeks out the answer You’ve decided that you want to use some type of content to […]

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animal shelters

The business of animal shelters

Community animal welfare is usually the responsibility of local councils, but should local vets have more input into the process? By Frank Leggett Community animal management is a broad and challenging welfare area. It can include the capture and holding […]

community vet clinics

Community vet clinics

For the many pet owners existing on the margins of society, there are community vet clinics working hard to ensure they don’t fall through the gaps, writes Rachel Smith. When Lobby the dog jumped up to investigate a noise at […]

Collaroy Plateau Veterinary Hospital

The duo behind Collaroy Plateau Veterinary Hospital

Two young vets became business partners after knowing each other for less than a year—and their practice, Collaroy Plateau Veterinary Hospital, has gone from strength to strength. By Kerryn Ramsey When Sydney veterinarians, Drs Lewis Hunt and Caroline Wood, decided […]

caring for exotic pets

Caring for exotic pets

The boom in so-called ‘exotic’ pets means more vets are treating animals other than dogs and cats and—equally important—educating owners about how best to look after them. By Kathy Graham Fifty years ago, patients at veterinary clinics were mainly cats […]

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On your bike

Most weekends you’ll find Lucie Kantor VN, of Avondale Heights Veterinary Hospital in Victoria, at her local BMX track.  “I started riding BMX as a way to share a sport with my partner. He gave me one of his old […]

disc golf

Let fly

Disc golf is a lot of fun but Dr Kristian Danorwayan of Highton Veterinary Clinic in Victoria also likes to play competitively. “Disc golf is played like regular golf but instead of using clubs and balls, you use frisbees. The […]

singing

In tune

Can singing have an impact on the wider community? Dr Hootan Shah, who works at Doncaster Veterinary Hospital in Victoria and as a Pawssum mobile vet, intends to find out. “My singing teacher, Julie Edwardson, runs Emotionworks Cut Opera, a […]

Tuscan monastery

Under the Tuscan sun

There’s no better way to relax, according to Dr Gordon Heslop of Glenhaven and Winston Hills Veterinary Hospitals in NSW, than restoring a 12th-century Tuscan monastery. “When restoring a Tuscan monastery that’s in excess of 900 years old, it’s important […]

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Shining a light on animal welfare

This article is sponsored content brought to you by the New Zealand Veterinary Association. When the World Veterinary Association Congress kicks off in Auckland next year (6-8 April), animal welfare will be to the fore.  New Zealand sets a high […]

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Excellence in education with the NVC Veterinary Training Centres

This article is sponsored content brought to you by National Veterinary Care. Pursue your passion for the veterinary industry at the NVC Veterinary Training Centres. Both Veterinarians and Vet Nurses are catered for with multiple workshops held throughout the year […]

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2020 CVE Distance Education Program: Totally worth it!

This article is sponsored content brought to you by the Centre for Veterinary Education. 2020 CVE Distance Education Program: Totally worth it! I chose to enrol in the Behavioural Medicine Distance Education (DE) course as I felt I needed to […]

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