• The benefits of subscription services

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    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 […]

  • Under the Tuscan sun

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    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 […]

  • Dr Alex Hynes: almost famous

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    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 […]

  • Digital marketing tactics

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    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 […]

  • Helpful marketing

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    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 […]

Latest in Veterinary News

3D models

3D printing to save dogs’ day

3D printed models of dog skulls are helping University of Queensland vets to save animals and educate tomorrow’s veterinary students. The models, showcased at the World Science Festival, were the result of a collaboration between UQ Library’s Digital Scholars Hub and the School […]

predator exposure

Predator exposure can help vulnerable species survive in the wild

Exposing vulnerable species like the bilby to an environment with predators before releasing them into the wild could help improve the species’ ultimate survival, new research by UNSW ecologists has shown. In a study—published in the Journal of Applied Ecology—ecologists compared […]

Dr David Clarke

Aussie vet new ADVC president

An Australian veterinarian, Dr David Clarke, is the newly elected president of the American Veterinary Dental College. Dr Clarke is the first veterinarian from outside the United States to hold this position.  The AVDC is the American college which trains […]

Latest in Your Business

how to successfully sell your veterinary practice

How to successfully sell your veterinary practice

Preparation in advance is just one of the many issues to consider when planning to sell your veterinary practice. By Kerryn Ramsey When an owner-vet decides it’s time to sell, it’s important to be patient. For many practitioners, the process […]

owning your own veterinary practice

Owning your own veterinary practice

Finally owning your own veterinary practice is a special moment in your career. But what makes more sense—to start a new practice from scratch or buy an existing one? Shane Conroy reports So you’ve come to that point in your […]

The emotional toll of euthanasia on vets

The emotional toll of euthanasia on vets

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 […]

How do you measure marketing success?

How do you measure marketing success?

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 […]

Latest in Your World

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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 […]

Dr Gerry Skinner

What’s up doc?

Despite the bad PR rabbits receive in Australia, they remain a very popular pet—and Dr Gerry Skinner is their champion. By Frank Leggett Dr Gerry Skinner may be the only vet in the world who only sees rabbits—a lot of […]

paralysis tick

Tick paralysis in humans

Tick paralysis in humans is rare so even when veterinarian Dr Olivia Pozzan developed all the telltale signs, getting a diagnosis took some time. Deepa Gopinath reports When Dr Olivia Pozzan woke up with an agonisingly painful right ear, she […]


House calls

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 […]

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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 […]


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 […]

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 […]

Latest in Gear

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Tools of the trade: IM3 Elite

By Bronwyn Barker VN, Eastwood Vets, Ballarat, VIC When I started nursing 30 years ago, dentals were done using archaic hand scalers and a few basic hand-held instruments. The IM3 Elite has an air compressor, high and low speed drills, […]

heated operating table

Tools of the trade: Shor-Line Heated V-top surgery table

by Michael Robertson, Vets On Crown, Surry Hills, NSW This sturdy heated operating table is fully adjustable and offers great flexibility. What’s good about it One admittedly rather simple thing I like about this table is that it’s height adjustable. […]

dog lameness

Can’t fix the lameness?

This article is sponsored content brought to you by VetPrac. Why won’t the dog put its leg down? The radiograph shows that the surgery went well. Does this sound familiar? Have you seen this after your cruciate/ patella surgery?  The […]

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 […]

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