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Radiograph exposure

Nurses are usually great at radiographic technique, with the flip side that vets are often quite poor at it. If you find …

Wage packet

A fair wage for fair hours?

Reading up on the legislation regarding working hours and the national minimum wage (NMW) I discovered that, if you work extra hours unpaid …

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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 …

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 …

The rabbit was going to die.

Selfish morality

Willow, my faithful (if neurotic) lurcher, is usually good company on our walks. We have some great conversations – I talk, she …

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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 …