• Professor Vanessa Barrs is going viral

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    In a career dedicated to the research and improvement of feline health, Professor Vanessa Barrs has researched, identified and treated a number of deadly viruses. By Frank Leggett Feline panleukopenia virus (FPV) is the oldest known cat virus, having been […]

  • Is marketing worth the effort?

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    If veterinary services are essential, surely effective marketing means just sticking a sign out the front of the practice. Well, no, actually … By John Burfitt There was a time in the past when the only marketing you needed to […]

  • Choosing the right business model

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    Private practice, corporate group, partnership—choosing the right business model requires careful consideration. By Cameron Cooper After almost 20 years in practice, Dr Deborah Webb admits she had been feeling somewhat “isolated” as a veterinarian in her four Redland Bay part-time […]

  • Ultimate frisbee: a game of throws

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    They play at different levels but Dr Vickie Saye of Hall Vet Surgery and Dr Shannon West of the Belconnen Animal Hospital, both in the ACT, love a game of Ultimate Frisbee. Dr Vickie Saye “A friend invited me along […]

  • The new innovators

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    Meet the visionary Australians in the veterinary field whose breakthrough innovations have made a positive impact this year. By Kerryn Ramsey Innovator: Dr Nick BeijerinkInnovation: Open-heart surgery for dogs One of the most common cardio-respiratory diseases in canines, mitral valve […]

Latest in Veterinary News

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Why Asian horses don’t get sick with the flu

Avian influenza viruses infect horses in Mongolia but do not cause large outbreaks of disease because they have failed to acquire key genetic changes to enable greater cross-species transmissibility, according to new research from Scotland. Viral diseases pose a constant […]

Multimin Performance Ready Challenge

Multimin Performance Ready Challenger reveals top results

SA farm manager Craig Brewin has announced the latest round of results from the Multimin Performance Ready Challenge, a 12-month program run by animal health company Virbac Australia. The Multimin Performance Ready Challenge has given seven Australian farmers the chance to experience firsthand […]

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Jobs aplenty in the vet industry

With employment opportunities in the veterinary industry expected to grow strongly over the next five years, there is no better time for animal lovers to be considering a rewarding career caring for all creatures great and small. According to Australian […]

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Research to improve stress resilience in pigs

The University of Melbourne, Australasian Pork Research Institute Limited (APRIL), SunPork Solutions and Rivalea Australia have successfully secured an Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage grant to support a million-dollar research project to improve pig welfare by modulating stress resilience. ARC […]

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5 ways to increase veterinary clinic visits

There are a number of marketing tactics you can use to encourage more visits to your clinic. But they all boil down to one thing: be helpful. By Rob Johnson It’s easy for vets to get stuck in an endless […]

Surviving the silly season

From recruiting locums to stocking up on consumables, here’s how to ensure your business can survive the busy holiday period. By Rachel Smith  The silly season is in full swing—and as most of the population starts to wind down and […]

Pet boarding

Offering boarding for dogs, cats or both can be a strategy to improve client engagement. Clea Sherman investigates how to do so successfully. For many pet owners, the thought of going away and leaving their beloved fur baby behind is […]

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Starting a YouTube channel

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 […]

Latest in Your World

The link between animal abuse and domestic violence

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 […]

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Dr Yolanda Surjan riding the waves of change

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 […]

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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 […]

Geoff Golovsky

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, […]

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4WDing off road

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 […]


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 […]

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MultiRadiance ACTIVet Pro Laser – A success story!

This article is sponsored content brought to you by REM Systems. The appeal of REM SYSTEMS’ MultiRadiance ACTIVet Pro Laser could be seen on the condition of Barry the Dalmatian, a resident at Noah’s Crossing Vet Clinic. Five months previously, […]

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Hill’s j/d™ – Evidence you can see

This article is sponsored content brought to you by Hill’s. It is estimated that osteoarthritis (OA) affects up to 20% of dogs over one year of age, and 50% over the age of 10.1 Risk factors include increasing age, rapid […]


What about breaking the routine in your practice?

This article is sponsored content brought to you by K-Laser. K-Laser AU was founded in 2015 by Dr Laurence Oner, a veterinarian with expertise in therapeutic laser and rehabilitation. Trained in the EU and the USA, her vision is to […]

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The Parnell difference

This article is sponsored content brought to you by Parnell. Over the last fifty years Parnell has become a leading global veterinary pharmaceutical business marketing products in 14 countries. We have built a fully integrated animal health platform and offer […]

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