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.
Ever wondered what it’s like being related to a vet? Ever wondered if they have amusing stories to share? Steve Ankers has this relationship covered in many ways in the form of his wife, big brother ..
The reason why vets are the best source of information about pets and their illnesses | The Telegraph
Vets are obligated to continue to pay for education every year for their entire careers: in the UK, it's 35 hours per year, and in Ireland, at the moment it's 20 hours per year.
Euthanasia is a kindness for older pets, but it can be emotionally distressing for everyone. I've written another blog over at the Telegraph, based on the daily life of a vet in practice.
Pet dentistry: are vets more interested in the health of their patients or the profit in their pockets? | Vet Help Direct
I've written another article on the subject of the type of daily challenge faced by vets when it comes to charging fees for looking after pets.
Snippets from the life in practice of a companion animal vet | The Telegraph
I wrote a regular blog for the Daily Telegraph from 2008 to 2011, covering a range of animal related subjects.
Debunking myths about “rip-off veterinary fees” | Vet Help Direct
I've written an article about a subject that pains both owners and vets: the high cost of treating pets at vets.
Thinking of a veterinary career? Stressed, depressed & impoverished – are you SURE you want to do it?
The New Statesman has just published an article on veterinary careers that makes gloomy reading. Some of the facts that stand out are: 32.
Pet book review: “Pets in a Pickle” by Malcolm Welshman – what it’s really like as a newly graduated vet?
Pets in a Pickle is retired vet Malcolm D. Welshman’s first novel, originally published in 2006 and republished in 2011. His book is based around fictional vet Paul Mitchell.
When I interviewed Paul O'Grady last October, it was obvious to me that he's a man with a genuine love of animals.