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The London Vet Show - a selection of 20 top lectures

12 November 2019

The London Vet Show, in association with the Royal Veterinary College and the British Veterinary Association, is a two-day conference with Europe’s largest exhibition for veterinary professionals. Treat yourself to some quality CPD via seven clinical streams, a business stream, sponsor-led workshops and association rooms. This year there will be over 200 speakers in total.

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House rabbits – the risks of living at home

12 November 2019

Many of your clients will be sharing their homes with a pet rabbit. This will be fun, entertaining and should be encouraged, but there are also many things that can go wrong if they don’t take some precautions. The home needs to be made safe, so in this article we look at some of the risks and offer some ideas to keep the home rabbit friendly.

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Lack of exercise – encouraging rabbits to do more

12 November 2019

Exercise is essential for the health of us all, and this certainly applies to rabbits. All too often rabbits are kept in cages that are far too small, spending hours on their own at the bottom of a garden. Sadly, there are plenty of badly informed people who describe rabbits as easy to look after because they can be caged and don’t take up much space. To us this is obviously unacceptable, as it will lead to all sorts of physical and behavioral problems. However, it’s our duty to educate and inform rabbit owners to know the difference and change.

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Rabbit dental disease – acquired or congenital?

12 November 2019

Rabbits continue to be seen in increasing numbers in general practice and perhaps the most common problem we see them with is dental disease. The causes of dental disease are variable but can be broadly classified as being either congenital or acquired.

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Burn out – are you suffering in silence?

12 November 2019

Anyone working in a caring profession will at some stage experience stress, tension and tiredness from helping and caring too much. For vets, veterinary nurses and receptionists, this often goes unnoticed, and if left to grow or persist for too long, can cause all sorts of health problems.

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Veterinary appointments – 16 ways to become more effective

12 November 2019

There is definitely an art to consulting. It’s all very well knowing the science of veterinary medicine, but if you can’t communicate your knowledge and skills to the owner and patient, your job becomes so much harder. Understanding how to approach the consultation and use the time you have available effectively requires skill, practice and patience.

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