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Dr Charles Kuntz reviews the iM3 tabletop mouth gag

Dr Charles Kuntz reviews the iM3 tabletop mouth gag

Treatment for respiratory and associated ailments in brachycephalic patients are proving common due to the popularity of these breeds. VetPrac's Fix the Face: Brachycephalic and Ear Surgery workshop is open for registrations and we're fortunate to have a wonderful...

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Veterinary Professional Development

Veterinary Professional Development

Professional development is a critical aspect for just about any career; after all, there is always something new to learn. In the field of veterinary science, new research and continued technological advancement means that those working within the profession need to ensure they are aligned with ever-evolving best practices.

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The importance of equine veterinary education

The importance of equine veterinary education

The importance of equine veterinary education When it comes to veterinary science, horses really are a different breed; there is a reason why there are dedicated equine veterinarians and nurses. Every equine professional knows that when it comes to our equine friends,...

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Making The Right Suture Decisions

Making The Right Suture Decisions

Natural, synthetic, braided, twisted, monofilament, Polydioxanone, Glyconate, Polypropylene, absorbable, non-absorbable, pseudo-non absorbable, hydrolysis, enzymatic, taper, reverse cutting, trocar, micropoint, straight, 1/2 circle, 3/8th circle, 5/8th circle...no,...

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Connections

Connections

Well what a year this has been! When I think back to just over 12 months ago, I had no concept of what the latter part of 2019 and 2020 would hold for me and the VetPrac team. But one thing for sure at the centre of my world and my decision making process has been...

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Make a difference every day, not just today.

Make a difference every day, not just today.

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...

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Night-time noshing

Night-time noshing

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...

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The struggle is real.

The struggle is real.

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....

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Are you game?

Are you game?

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...

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Do it in the dark

Do it in the dark

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...

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PDA – Mending Eevee’s Broken Heart

PDA – Mending Eevee’s Broken Heart

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 ……...

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CATastrophic Quarantine

CATastrophic Quarantine

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...

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The Power of our Veterinary Community

The Power of our Veterinary Community

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...

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Panic AND Fear; Managing mental health

Panic AND Fear; Managing mental health

Puppies and behaviour, goes hand in hand, right? But when a dog/puppy develops behavioural issues that require medical management and training, who better to own that pet than a behavioural Vet? Meet MERV (or ‘Mervous’ as Tracey’s friends call him). To say he’s a...

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Celebrating YOU

Celebrating YOU

Dearest Colleagues, The recent events of the world have certainly impacted on both our professional and personal lives. Some have seen great highs in their clinics with little to no change in clients and revenue, whereas others have been impacted negatively. Increased...

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Challenge the Foundations for Learning

Challenge the Foundations for Learning

Dr Jane Day is a specialist in diagnostic imaging and has been teaching ultrasound for many years. She loves the challenge of developing new techniques for teaching. Jane also has an amazing capacity to think outside the box so that you can bridge the gap between...

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