R U OK… Three simple words that can mean all the difference for about 20% of the population (if not more). That’s about 5,109,328 Australians who experience a mental illness in any given year.
With Covid affecting our everyday lives significantly, this number could be even higher.
I was visiting my doctor the other week. As you can imagine with Covid about, the reception staff were wearing the brunt of all the upset patients. So it was really lovely to learn thatRead more
Home late, you missed dinner, and you are just exhausted. But when hunger pangs hit at night, it can be tough to know what to eat. You don’t want to have anything that will make you too full and you want something nourishing.
At home I have a list of things on my fridge to eat, that I know won’t over fill me and are great to eat just before goingRead more
Healthy sleep habits can make a big difference to your quality of life and effectiveness during the day. You work all day, then get hit with a huge emergency only to crawl into bed sometime around midnight, or worse, just to get up and do it all again the next day.
Sleep specialists say while you may think you are coping well on less sleep, you’re probably wrong. There is,Read more
Written by Lianne Mellin
The job application process – it’s a little bit scary, a little bit stressful, and a little bit exciting! You’re reaching the end of your studies and realising that now is the time to start applying for jobs, but how do you go about it?
There were many things I asked myself during this process so I thought I’d write about them in order to share myRead more
Written by Dr Margie McEwen
Did you know that we have created a brand new workshop for veterinary nurses and technicians, as well as veterinarians, called Team Approach to Wound Management?
And, why did we do this?
At this stage it feels like there were many ideas at the core of the creation of this workshop, however there was one foundation idea, and it was up and running before I joined VetPracRead more
Recently I was chatting with a fellow vet tech, now working in the imaging field, to find out some of the ins and outs of the technology and care of ultrasound machines.
Aimee Rapone, national sales representative for Medical Plus Australia, is a lovely, down to earth techy with great knowledge and experience in the veterinary industry. After working in Australia, South Africa and the UK, Aimee started with MedicalRead more
Little Eevee, a 21-day old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel pup, was destined to steal everyone’s heart, even as her own little heart was failing her. Until the amazing team at Veterinary Specialist Services came to the rescue.
They were her knights in shining …… well scrubs.
Eevee’s owners discovered she had a patent ductus arteriosus and was in congestive heart failure and required life-saving surgery. Her owners were not aboutRead more
Dr Kat Crosse is looking forward to the VetPrac Fix the Face workshop in October 2-4, 2020, where she will have an opportunity to discuss with workshop participants the pros and cons of using a cool tracheostomy device that is set to replace tracheostomy tubes, and may revolutionise tracheostomies with better outcomes for our patients. Kat is a Senior Lecturer in Companion Animal Surgery at Massey University, New Zealand,Read more
Gee what a ride it has been so far. When restrictions hit a few months ago, it saw much of the world closed down, we started working from home if we could, and adjusting to that in itself was a mission. For the most part the veterinary world stayed much the same, so let’s have a chat about our patient’s worlds. The dogs and cats at home.
Dr TraceyRead more
It has taken me a while to process the SBS Insight program on “Veterinary Care” (1). I guess the thing that really struck me about this panel of veterinarians, and the engaged audience, is that our profession is finally coming out from behind a cloak of whispers where we have failed to talk openly about the suicide rate in our profession, and even more importantly what are we goingRead more
Make a difference every day, not just today.September 02,2020
Night-time noshingAugust 20,2020
The struggle is real.August 04,2020
Are you game?July 21,2020