A vet clinic can be a busy place and it's always interesting to see what's going on. A few weeks ago, the Ireland Am camera crew called in on a Monday morning to see what was happening.
After-hours cover for pets: are vets obliged to be available? | Pat Kenny Show
This week, on Newstalk's Pat Kenny Show vet spot, we considered the issue of the availability of vets for after-hours emergencies.
James Herriot: one hundred years old on 4th October 2016 | East Coast Radio
I've always loved reading books, and the James Herriot stories were the highlight of my youth. I'd wanted to be a vet since I was just five years old.
More on brachycephalic dogs: Why don’t we see it as cruelty to allow them to be born this way? | Pat Kenny Show
In this week’s podcast, the main topic of discussion was an ongoing theme for me at the moment: Pugs and other short-nosed dogs that have such severe breathing difficulties that they need surger ..
Should vets be banned from using homeoeopathy? | The Telegraph
Homoeopathy hit the headlines last week when Prince Charles told how he uses it on his farm “to reduce antibiotic usage” I’ve always been curious about homoeopathy: as a young vet, I ..
The BBC Radio 4 programme: should something be done about vets exploiting owners’ emotions? | Vet Help Direct
Yesterday the BBC's Today programme weighed in to the debate on vets' fees. One of the presenters, Evan Davis, brought his whippet, Mr Whippy, into the studio, and a discussion on vets’ fees followed.
Vet Futures: what’s the prognosis for the veterinary profession? | The Telegraph
The Vet Futures project aims to help to direct the future of the veterinary profession.
In the UK, when is a “veterinary nurse” not a veterinary nurse? | Vet Help Direct
When is a veterinary nurse not a veterinary nurse?The blog was written for the UK situation where veterinary nurses are actively campaigning for change. The situation in Ireland is far better.
A pet myth is a commonly held view about pet care that is untrue. Joanna Paul, an Australian vet who writes an excellent blog at CreatureClinic.
You're never too old to go back to college, and a few years ago, that's exactly what I did - to do a combination of learning and teaching as a practitioner in residence.
Wikivet – the definitive online encyclopaedia of veterinary knowledge | Vet Help Direct, Wikivet
One of the challenges for all those involved in animal care - vets, veterinary nurses and members of the public - is to find reliable, up-to-date sources of information on the internet.
Pet insurance used to be a "no-brainer" for owners who wanted to be able to afford veterinary fees.
"Bring your dog to work" day has become a popular date on the calendar.
Zoopharmacognacy: should unqualified people be allowed to broadcast advice on medical care of pets? | Vet Help Direct
At the 2015 Hay Festival, a practitioner of zoopharmacognacy, Caroling Ingraham, recommended that an arthritic cat should be taken off the pain relief recommended by her vet, and instead allowed to ..
Why do vets charge so much to spay a bitch & can they charge less? | Vet Help Direct
I've written an article on the tricky issue of the fees that vets charge to spay a bitch.
The vets of today have evolved from a time when they worked as individual "professional people". Now many vets are employees in a corporate culture.
What’s the difference between “up selling” and “recommending the best for the animal” | The Telegraph
Like many vets, I dislike dealing with money. Give me a sick pet to diagnose and treat, and I will enjoy the task. Ask me to talk to owners about money, or to chase up unpaid bills? No thanks.
The photo above is a gorgeous Lurcher pup who I met this week: he's healthy and well, but coincidentally he does resemble the unfortunate Lurcher that I mention in the article.