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every industry has its classic "can you believe they said that?" moments.

Oh, how we laughed

I’ve noted a growing trend for veterinary staff to laugh at client mistakes. While this can sometimes take the stress out of …

Puppy pyoderma

Puppy pyoderma / cellulitis

Puppy pyoderma (also known as juvenile cellulitis) typically occurs between three weeks to four months of age, in any breed of puppy. …

Baking

The great veterinary bake off

There is an unwritten rule that, at the end of each clinical placement (or, in some cases, every Friday), veterinary students are expected to produce …

defibrilation paddles

Doc Hollywood

We live in troubled times – economically, politically, and socially. This blog being mostly focused on veterinary matters, I’m going to turn my …

Ringworm under UV

Treatment of cat ringworm carriers

Cats, particularly long-haired varieties, can be carriers of ringworm but show no clinical signs at all. Diagnosis in the absence of skin …

Medical invoice

Invoicing the patient

Following the publication of my recent post about crowdfunding to pay vet bills, I got to thinking about the massive hurdle we, …

Dummy

Prognosis not diagnosis

“Prognose, prognose, prognose” is a phrase uttered regularly by a vet I’ve spent a lot of EMS and pre-uni work experience with. …

laser therapy

Low-level laser therapy for dogs

Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) is a rapidly growing adjunctive therapy in companion animal practice. Low-level laser or cold laser therapy is a non-invasive …

Alien encounter

Venusians, Martians and abscesses

Despite my continued annoyance at the non-appearance of hoverboards, the 21st century is truly a wonderful time to be alive. Contrary to the repeated …