• Bowerbird

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    Vintage enamel signs and Jaguar cars are just two of the things that Dr Colin Tedman of Caloundra Vet Surgery in Queensland loves to collect. “When I was a child in England, my dad worked on the railways. Occasionally he’d bring something […]

  • Homeward Bound—promoting women in leadership roles

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    A journey to Antarctica on a ship full of women involved with the sciences saw Dr Kate Clarke’s attitude to her veterinary work renewed, reinvigorated and re-energised. By Frank Leggett It’s fair to say that earlier this year, Dr Kate […]

  • 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 […]

Latest in Veterinary News

SM TAFE lecturer wins international vet scholarship

South Metropolitan TAFE (SM TAFE) veterinary nurse lecturer Janet Murray has won an international scholarship to attend the world’s largest veterinary conference, which will be opened by Hollywood stars Rob Lowe and Brooke Shields. Murray is the only international recipient […]

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New hope for plump ponies

A drug related to one used to treat human metabolic syndrome has been found by researchers at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) to prevent laminitis in ponies with the equine version of metabolic syndrome. Just like humans, ponies, particularly, and […]

Pet insurance to cover exotics

Petcover recently launched ‘Exotic, Rare and Unusual’ pet insurance for reptiles, small mammals and birds. This makes it is now possible to insure animals such as large parrots, birds of prey, small birds, lizards, snakes, turtles, guinea pigs, ferrets and […]

Pawssum Vets

Pawssum Vets appoints new CEO

National app-based home visit vet booking service Pawssum Vets has revealed that veterinarian Dr Vadim Chelom has been appointed as the group’s new chief executive officer. Dr Chelom steps into the role from his position as a Pawssum Melbourne-based house […]

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Redesigning your website

Have you looked closely at your website recently? If it’s out of date, don’t panic. Nowadays redesigning your website is quick, easy and expansive. Rob Johnson explains Time passes quickly on the web. One day you open up that website […]

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 […]

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Help at hand with new vet graduate mentoring program

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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

Latest in Passions

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Tenpin bowling

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 […]

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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 […]

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Conducting

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. […]

Latest in Gear

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Tools of the trade: Datalys V5 veterinary monitor

By Dr Kerry Marais, Tewantin Veterinary Surgery, QLD We’ve been using the Lutech Datalys V5 multiparameter veterinary monitor for some months. We’ve been very happy with it. What’s good about it The V5 has network integration and can send reports […]

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Tools of the trade: iPad

by Ruby Lang VN, Mansfield Veterinary Clinic, VIC After surgery, our clients love to get reports that their pet is doing fine. In the past, we would phone them and let them know how everything went. Now we are sending […]

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Warning: New cases of ultrasonophobia identified!

This article is sponsored content brought to you by BCF Ultrasound. Ultrasonophobia is a newly recognised disorder of veterinarians. You may be affected and not even know! Clinical signs Fear of purchasing an ultrasound machine Fear of using your current […]

Platinum CPD offers huge value

This article is sponsored content brought to you by Platinum CPD. Platinum CPD is an independent Australian company, specialising in veterinary continuing education. Founded in 2015 by two experienced and passionate practising veterinarians, our mission is to inspire vets and […]

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