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The Association of Veterinary Anaesthetists’ Anaesthetic Safety Checklist Implementation

Anaesthesia: safety first!

I attended some great anaesthesia lectures at London Vet Show. The Association of Veterinary Anaesthetists (AVA) ran an afternoon of lectures, and all …

Vet holding rabbit

Anaesthetising rabbits

It is generally accepted rabbit anaesthesia can be challenging, but we do a lot of rabbit neutering as part of our work for an …

Vet nurse monitoring anaesthesia.

The cases that stay with you

We are deep into a busy term of teaching and have veterinary care assistant students in centre, as well as nursing diploma and …

Are you drowning in paperwork?

Twenty years too late?

I recently paused to think about what I was doing (which is always fatal) and realised I was drowning in paper. I …

piggy-crop

I blame the NHS

A couple of articles have been brought to my attention this week regarding the public perception of vets versus the reality. When …

Sterilising a dog

It takes balls to neuter

As graduates, one of the most routine surgeries that we will be expected to be competent at is neutering. As students, when …

Tea and biscuits

Chocolate, tea and respect

I’m getting old. I can see that. People greet me not by saying “you look great” but by saying “you’re getting greyer”. …