• 4WDing off road

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    Australia is a big country and Dr Andrew Hemming of Ripley Veterinary Hospital in QLD likes exploring it with his 4WD and camper.  “When I was a kid, my parents owned a 4WD and we took a lot of trips […]

  • The link between animal abuse and domestic violence

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    There is a growing body of evidence suggesting a link between animal abuse and family violence. Vets are in a position to help—but it’s a highly complex issue that requires tact and sensitivity. Susanna Nelson reports For many vets, particularly […]

  • Starting a YouTube channel

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    Digital marketing experts say it’ll be all about video in years to come—so should vets be starting a YouTube channel? Rachel Smith reports If you go to YouTube and search for ‘vets’, there’s no shortage of experts explaining how to […]

  • Burnout in veterinary nurses

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    Many vet nurses are subject to burnout as a result of the daily stressors on the job. Failure to address the early warning signs can lead to serious problems such as depression and other issues. Heather Vaile reports ‘Burnout’ is your mind and […]

  • Dr Yolanda Surjan riding the waves of change

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    New radiation technology developed by a team of experts, among them 2017 CSIRO Breakout Female Scientist Dr Yolanda Surjan, looks set to change the face of cancer treatment across veterinary clinics. By Chloe Warren In animals—as in humans—for every cancer […]

Latest in Veterinary News

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Kids camp inspires future vets

It’s that time of year again: registration is now open for Future Vet Kids Camp 2019—a veterinary-inspired school holiday program in Sydney that offers young pet lovers something a little different to the regular holiday camp.  The FVKC program—which runs from […]

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New method to treat heart arrhythmia in dogs

US researchers have developed a new treatment for dogs with a rare, but life-threatening, arrhythmia caused by atrioventricular accessory pathways (APs).  The minimally invasive technique, which uses radiofrequencies, is modified from a human cardiology procedure and has a more than […]

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New alliance to benefit Australian vets and nurses

In 2019, veterinary education company Improve International Australia will join with emergency specialist group Animal Emergency Australia (AEA) and bring another level of continuing education (CE) opportunity to the Australian veterinary community. The two companies, who will formally begin working together from 1 January […]


CDU to take part in national trace mineral challenge

Charles Darwin University is expected to announce livestock pregnancy improvements from participation in the Multimin Performance Ready Challenge, a 12-month program run by animal health company Virbac Australia. The Multimin Performance Ready Challenge gives seven participants the chance to experience firsthand the benefits […]

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How to successfully sell your veterinary practice

Here’s how to successfully sell your veterinary practice as well as ensure a happy handover to its new owners. By Merran White Advance-plan your exit To get the return on your practice you deserve takes “time, attention and planning—ideally, years […]

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What makes the best waiting room?

It’s the first port of call for owners and pets, but could you be getting your waiting room all wrong? Fit-out experts say yes, writes Rachel Smith.  A veterinary practice that has a good reputation and offers great medical care […]


Branding: how to make your mark

Branding your practice is far more about core values and a business plan than a fancy new logo or a flashy website. By John Burfitt Ask most people about the branding of their practice, and the immediate response usually involves […]

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Finding the perfect practice manager

Finding the right person to manage and oversee your vet practice can prove the difference between its success and failure. You just have to know what kind of practice manager you’re looking for, as Tracey Porter discovers. Practice owners need […]

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Dry run—the toll of drought on country vets

It’s an especially challenging time for country vets as the drought in rural NSW takes an ever-greater toll on farmers and their animals, writes Tracey Porter. As a country vet in New South Wales’s central west, Dr Scott Parry is well […]

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Dr Geoff Golovsky—from stress to success

Since his epiphany five years ago, Dr Geoff Golovsky has been able to engage better with his employees and so drive the growth of his two Sydney practices. Cameron Cooper reports As a highly trained veterinarian with experience in Thailand, […]

Homeward Bound—promoting women in leadership roles

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 […]

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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 […]

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Scout’s honour

Scouting has been a way of life for Alexandra Digweed, VN and practice manager at Boongarry Veterinary Services in Cairns, QLD, since she was six.  “My first introduction to scouting was accompanying Mum to a local Joey Scout meeting over […]


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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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How to make your website work for you

This article is sponsored content brought to you by Engage Content. Here’s a hint–it’s not by buying Google ads. Here are five ideas that will get your digital marketing working the way it’s meant to. A lot of online advice […]

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We support our clinics in adapting to the customer needs of today

This article is sponsored content brought to you by VetPartners. Marketing is about understanding your customer, using data driven insights to better connect and engage with them, to provide more meaningful and long-lasting relationships that help promote your business. The […]

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Tools of the trade: Cardiofax ECG-6511

by Paula Pangrazio VN, Manly Road 24hr Veterinary Clinic, Manly West, QLD We’ve had this ECG for years. The newer models have superseded it in many ways but I like this old workhorse. What’s good about it We use this […]

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Tools of the trade: Wellbeing Essentials

by Dr Kelly Halls, Bentons Road Veterinary Clinic, Mount Martha, VIC This product is a nutritional supplement for dogs. It has been designed to nutritionally balance a home-prepared diet. What’s good about it At our clinic, we have many clients […]

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