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I’m a bit of a grammar nazi, so getting involved in editing has been a lot of fun.

Finding the words

I enjoy writing about my experiences, but I also enjoy reading about others. I’m also a bit (or a lot) of a …

Nick Marsh

Doctor, doctor

I’ve had to face a difficult decision in the last few months. You see, it’s always been a disappointment to me that, …

"Vets don’t always have a notebook to hand in order to jot down every article read or nugget of information absorbed."

Are you documented?

Erstwhile RCVS president Jacqui Molyneux’s comments that practitioners use the 10 hours “undocumented private study” CPD allowance to make up their hours when …

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Get qualified

According to the RCVS there is no such thing as an unqualified veterinary nurse, and thanks to the Royal Charter we now …

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Election fever

Living in a democracy is taking its toll at the moment… Sadly I’m back on sick leave with my back, so I …

Yes or no?

The Doctor debate

One of the big discussion topics within the veterinary profession at the moment is the RCVS consultation on UK-qualified vets adopting the courtesy …

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The VN status debate

I am currently stuck at home with a bad back, so I’ve had plenty of time to read a debate on vetnurse.co.uk …

Year in Review

2014: a year in review

So 2014 has come to an end – and before we begin our journey through 2015 in earnest, it’s traditional to reflect …

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Doctor?

Stuart Reid, current president of the RCVS, wants to revisit the old chestnut of using the title “Doctor” for UK-trained vets. Good …

Cat with bandaged leg

Top dressings tips

I attended a recent meeting held by the RCVS with representatives from the Veterinary Defence Society (VDS), who highlighted that dressings can …

catheters

Very blocked feline bladder

I had a poor feline with a very blocked proximal urethra, and numerous attempts to pass various kinds of [feline] urinary catheter proved …