How should the profession respond to Brexit?

ARE WE TOO THIN-SKINNED ABOUT COMPLAINING CLIENTS?
GARETH CROSS wishes he understood more about human psychology as he deals with a client who is unhappy about being asked to pay for treatment for a recently acquired trophy dog

Am I glad to have bitten the bullet?
Dr DAVID WILLIAMS ruminates on a sign of ageing in his eyes but wonders what the fuss is about as life is just as much fun now as when he was 12 – or even quite a bit more so…

VetsSouth 2017
Sandy Park Conference Centre, Exeter Wednesday and Thursday 8th and 9th February

LVS 2016
November show continues to grow…

PLENTY OF PARASITES – TOO MANY TO CHOOSE FROM?
BLAISE SCOTT-MORRIS of Virbac looks at the most recent research and reminds veterinary surgeons not to forget our old familiar friends among the vast array of parasites now confronting us in practice

Facing up to anthelmintic resistance
NICK THOMPSON believes that, with resistance to all major classes of anthelmintics becoming increasingly widespread, it's time to take a serious look at how we treat these parasites

Study group celebrates 40 years
DAVID GRANT reports on the 40th anniversary meeting of the British Veterinary Dermatology Study Group held in September with three of the founding members in attendance

DIAGNOSIS AND MANAGEMENT OF OSTEOARTHRITIS IN CATS
JAYNE LAYCOCK reports on her pick of recent CPD webinars, this one on recognising and managing OA in cats, presented by Dr Sarah Caney of Cat Professional Ltd

The cat as a carnivore: proteins, carbohydrates and beyond...
LEE DANKS in the 10th in his series for Royal Canin reminds us of cats' carnivorous nature

SAFER INTERACTIONS WITH DOGS: EDUCATION IS KEY...
FRANCESCA RICCOMINI wonders why among a seemingly regular stream of high-profile cases involving dangerous dogs there is not more emphasis placed on education

What will be the post-Brexit impact on the profession?
LYDIA CHAMBERS from the British Veterinary Union in Unite offers some reflections on how the departure of the UK from the EU will or might affect veterinary practices

OVs: DOING THE RIGHT THING...
RICHARD GARD reports from the Official Veterinarians Conference 2016, which provided numerous updates on the state of play for OVs and their clients

Getting the balance: overtraining or undertraining for peak performance
MARION McCULLAGH continues her reports from the 2016 BEVA congress with an account of some of the presentations on sports injuries and the importance to horses of the pattern of training

ALL CHANGE ON BUSINESS RATES
RICHARD NEW looks at how the business rating system works and what veterinary practices need to be aware of

VCT INVESTMENTS: THE LOW DOWN ON POTENTIAL HIGH PROFITS...
DYLAN JENKINS explains how investing in smaller businesses via venture capital trusts can reap huge rewards if done right

Three reasons why your veterinary practice should implement patient management systems
ANTON VISSER explains how using 'the cloud' to keep track of everything in the practice can maximise productivity and care

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