• Dr Bob Doneley: why he’s the bird man

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    A presentation to the Budgerigar Society of Bundaberg in 1982 had a far-reaching impact on the career of new veterinary graduate, Dr Bob Doneley. By Frank Leggett Dr Bob Doneley is fascinated with birds. He has built a long and successful veterinary career with avian medicine […]

  • Mission critical

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    A new service is providing emergency care vets around Australia with a free information hub. By Clea Sherman Driving home from his first ever shift at an overnight vet service in 2001, Dr Rob Webster had to quickly pull his […]

  • Your business plan: how to write one

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    A business plan is essential so you can set goals and achieve more for your practice. By Clea Sherman In your everyday dealings of meeting new pets and their owners, administering vaccines and treating sick animals, you have a business […]

  • Top 10 trends in the veterinary field

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    Mind-blowing technology, increasing specialisation, and the effect of feminisation—here’s a guide to the most significant trends shaping the field of veterinary science. By Kerryn Ramsey 1. Technological advances From practice management upgrades to equipment advances, from artificial intelligence to machine-learning, […]

  • In tune

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    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 […]

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Dog-friendly Big Red Bash kicks off tomorrow

With water bowls and Puppacinos in cafes and pubs now the norm, the world’s most remote music festival—the Birdsville Big Red Bash—is preparing to welcome hundreds of pups and pooches to Outback Queensland. Kicking off tomorrow—and finishing on Thursday (16-18 July)—the […]

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It’s dog eat dog on the canine social ladder

Climbing the social ladder is a ‘ruff’ business for dogs, new research from Europe shows. Top dogs in a pack are known to assert their dominance, but scientists studied a group of free-roaming mongrels and found high levels of aggression […]

reading to dogs

Reading to dogs: does it really help children?

Kids, dogs and a good book are a great combination, according to US researchers—and they have the data to back it up. It has been recognised anecdotally that children become better readers when they regularly read aloud to dogs, and […]

farm biosecurity

Introducing the new-look Farm Biosecurity website

Animal Health Australia (AHA) and Plant Health Australia (PHA) recently launched a new-look website for the Farm Biosecurity Program, a joint initiative of the two organisations managed on behalf of members. “Each month more than 10,000 people view Farm Biosecurity’s online resources, […]

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freeloaders

Freeloaders: clients who refuse to pay

The frustration and financial woes caused by clients who refuse to pay can take a significant toll on practitioners. So here’s how to solve this issue of freeloaders. By Kerryn Ramsey There’s nothing more satisfying than successfully completing a medical […]

subscription services

The benefits of subscription services

The subscription model offers vets the opportunity to stabilise cashflow and tap into new revenue streams without increasing your administration workload. Shane Conroy reports From Netflix and Spotify to Threadbox and Hello Fresh, consumers have wholeheartedly embraced the subscription model. Whether […]

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Digital marketing tactics

Two of the most common and powerful tactics you can use with your digital marketing are remarketing and retargeting. Get them right and you can supercharge your online marketing. By Rob Johnson Even though it has simple goals, digital marketing […]

Dr Braden Collins

Helpful marketing

WA vet Braden Collins had a new clinic that was losing thousands of dollars a month. Then he came up with a way to market his business that has proven very successful. Steven Coby reports Sometimes creative ideas are as much […]

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Gary Turnbull

Dr Gary Turnbull on the veterinarian shortage

There are claims the veterinary profession is on the brink of a crisis, but the Steering Committee from the recent Vet Shortage Think Tank believes they may have the solutions. By John Burfitt There’s something about the present numbers within […]

pet mental health

Barking mad: pet mental health

Even though one in five animals suffers from some form of mental illness, there’s still a bit of catching up to do within the veterinary profession when it comes to recognising and treating these pet mental health conditions. Kathy Graham […]

Dr Alex Hynes

Dr Alex Hynes: almost famous

When an emergency vet was referred to as a “force of nature”—by her own CEO—it was no wonder she was snapped up as one of the new Bondi Vet presenters. By Kerryn Ramsey As emergency services continue to expand in […]

working overseas

Is working overseas good for your career?

Living and working overseas is a rite of passage for young vets but does it help or hinder your job prospects when you return home? Angela Tufvesson reports After finishing her degree and working for almost two years in a […]

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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 […]

paragliding

Paragliding is flying high

The ultimate freedom for Dr Georgina Johnston of UQ VETS Equine Specialist Hospital is to soar in her paraglider. “I had always been attracted to the idea of paragliding so, about three years ago, I decided to learn. I took […]

running

Long run

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 […]

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 […]

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patient monitor

Tools of the trade: NT3C-V multiparameter patient monitor

by Dr Balazs Lovrecz, Seymour Central Vets, VIC Traditionally, here at the clinic, the vets and nurses monitor an animal while it’s under anaesthesia. This machine supplies quick and clear additional information that provides us with a more detailed assessment […]

pawsitioner

Tools of the trade: Pawsitioner

by Dr Steve Lindores, Albany Creek Veterinary Surgery, QLD I had been looking at the Pawsitioner for a while and finally went ahead and purchased it in 2018. They’re a great aid when positioning for X-rays, for safety and for eliminating […]

joint treatment

Tools of the trade: 4CYTE

by Dr Kayla Jackson, Warwick Veterinary Clinic, QLD 4CYTE is a daily joint treatment scientifically proven to repair damaged joints and maintain joint health in dogs and horses.  What is good about it 4CYTE is a very effective supplement in […]

licking mat

Tools of the trade: LickiMat

by Dr Rich Seymour, The Vet Collective, Miami, QLD The LickiMat is a non-toxic rubber mat with indentations. Soft food or treats can be spread over the mat and a dog will spend ages licking the food off the mat.  […]

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