• The emotional toll of euthanasia on vets

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    Some vets reveal euthanasing pets can be one of the most upsetting aspects of the job. Fortunately, there’s an AVA program to help manage the emotional toll of euthanasia on vets. By John Burfitt As the owner of his own […]

  • Long run

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    Dr Caroline Thursfield of North Road Veterinary Centre in Gardenvale, VIC, is the recipient of the Worldwide Veterinary Service charity ballot place in the 2019 London Marathon. “I took up running about five years ago to improve my fitness. My […]

  • How do you measure marketing success?

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    Creating a marketing campaign for your practice is just part of doing business. But exactly how do you measure marketing success? By John Burfitt There’s no shortage of effective ideas when it comes to marketing a veterinary business, with initiatives […]

  • House calls

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    Pawssum, a nationwide mobile vet network, champions the concept of on-demand vet services delivered directly to the consumer’s front door. By Frank Leggett A regurgitating dog was the catalyst behind the mobile vet network, Pawssum. In 2016, Guy Sharabi was […]

  • Dr Kate Toyer’s transition to happiness

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    Dr Kate Toyer passionately believes that embracing diversity and inclusion is of immense value to society, business and the veterinary profession. By Kerryn Ramsey Dr Kate Toyer is a veterinarian, wife and father of three children. For the past three years, […]

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Australian dingoes

Dingoes are native—and need protecting

Since the arrival of British settlers more than 230 years ago, most Australians have assumed dingoes are a breed of wild dog. Now 20 leading researchers have confirmed in a new study—published in Zootaxa—that the dingo is actually a unique, […]

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Like humans, dogs’ personalities change over time

Dogs have moods and personality traits that are shaped by their owners, according to new research from the US.  Researchers from Michigan State University found that when dog-parents spend extra time scratching their dogs’ bellies, take their dogs out for […]


More compelling data from trace mineral trial

Seven livestock producers are currently competing in the Multimin Performance Ready Challenge, designed to test the livestock benefits of Multimin, an injection used to top up trace minerals in sheep and cattle prior to high demand periods.  Led by animal health […]

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generalise or specialise

To generalise or specialise?

If you are a junior vet unsure whether to generalise or specialise, here are some things to consider. By Angela Tufvesson After at least five years of university study you’ve finally graduated as a fully qualified vet. Qualified to work […]

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The latest in veterinary technology

It’s no secret that technology is changing the veterinary landscape. Here’s what’s on the horizon and why you need to keep up, writes Rachel Smith Ask any vet who’s been in business over 30 years or more, and they’re likely […]

Is marketing worth the effort?

Is marketing worth the effort?

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

Choosing the right business model

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 […]

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Professor Vanessa Barrs

Professor Vanessa Barrs is going viral

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 […]

innovators in the veterinary field

The new innovators

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 […]

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 […]

Yolanda Surjan

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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Life cycle

A 100-kilometre bike ride is just a warm-up for long-distance cyclist Dr Warren Foreman of Adelaide Vet in SA. “I rode bikes everywhere from the time I was a school kid until I finished university. I stopped cycling when I […]

ultimate frisbee

Ultimate frisbee: a game of throws

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 […]


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 […]

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heartworm forceps

Tools of the trade: The Trusty Heartworm Forceps

by Alexandra Digweed VN, Boongarry Veterinary Services, Aeroglen, QLD These heartworm forceps are basically modified blunt-nosed alligator forceps. This particular one is at least 40 years old and was inherited with the practice many years ago. There is a running […]

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ARO Systems can make you a Vet of the Future

This article is sponsored content brought to you by ARO Systems. Working in the veterinary industry, you have made a commitment to your patients and their owners to provide the very best veterinary care possible. However, not having access to […]

3D Volumetric Imaging

Diagnostic imaging news: Are you keeping up?

This article is sponsored content brought to you by Just Imaging. High Definition Volumetric Imaging (HDVI) is the new standard.  Your old radiographs can lead to false negatives and underdiagnosis.  The 3D Vimago scanner is breakthrough technology that is revolutionising […]

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