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Love Your Vet Nurse

Love Your Vet Nurse
Posted in Our Community at 07 October, 2021

From Geelong to Grafton, Australia's vet nurses all have one thing in common, and it comes as no surprise " they love helping animals by providing care and support when they need it most. They also love coming to work every day, the variety that their rol...

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Posted by The Zoetis Team
 

How Will You Spoil Your Veterinary Nurses On Vet Nurse Day 2021?

How Will You Spoil Your Vet Nurse On Vet Nurse Day 2021
Posted in Management at 30 September, 2021

Vet Nurses Day Friday 8th October 2021. We all know how essential Vet Nurses are to your business and to the veterinary industry in general. And we all know what an awesome bunch of people they are! How do you plan on spoiling your vet nurses this year?...

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11 Comments   Posted by Judy Gillespie, Vetanswers
 

12 signs you're in a toxic veterinary work environment

12 Signs Youre In A Toxic Veterinary Work Environment
Posted in Management at 02 September, 2021

Let's talk toxic veterinary workplaces. We've all been there to some degree, and I feel it's important to be aware of a few things that might contribute to that. 1. Presence of bullying and gossip. Whether you have seen it, heard it, or been a part of it...

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Posted by Melissa Giles, Vet Nurse Diary
 

The A to Z of Veterinary Nursing

A To Z Of Vet Nursing
Posted in Our Community at 22 July, 2021

The life of vet nurse is wide and varied! A is for adrenalin, it pumps through our veins in moments of urgency. We also reach for it with urgency in moments of emergency. B is for blood, which is often imbedded around and under our fingernails. C is for.....

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Posted by Courtney Deamer, Veterinary Nurse & Blogger
 

Surgical Procedure Admission Process for Veterinary Nurses

Surgical Procedure Admission Process For Veterinary Nurses
Posted in Operations at 08 July, 2021

What does your surgical admission process look like? Is it written down and does every veterinary nurse follow the same steps? Different hospitals have different procedures they follow when booking in and admitting patients for surgical procedures.......

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Posted by Melissa Giles, Vet Nurse Diary
 

My newborn baby vs. My neonatal litter of kittens

My Newborn Baby Vs My Neonatal Litter Of Kittens 3
Posted in Our Community at 10 June, 2021

From a vet nurse's perspective, how does raising a neonatal litter of kittens compare with raising a baby? There are differences, but so many similarities!...

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Posted by Courtney Deamer, Veterinary Nurse & Blogger
 

20 Survival Tips for Every Veterinary Nurse and Tech: Part 1

20 Survival Tips For Every Veterinary Nurse Tech Part 1
Posted in Our Community at 20 May, 2021

Whether you're a student or a qualified veterinary nurse, these tips apply and I use most of them every day! I could definitely list more than 20 tips but these are a good start. 1. Starting a new job? Be prepared! Write down a list of questions you may h...

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Posted by Melissa Giles, Vet Nurse Diary
 

20 Survival Tips for Every Veterinary Nurse and Tech: Part 2

20 Survival Tips For Every Veterinary Nurse Tech Part 2
Posted in Our Community at 20 May, 2021

Whether you're a student or a qualified veterinary nurse, these tips apply and I use most of them every day! If you missed tips 1 to 10, you can click here to read 20 Survival Tips for Every Veterinary Nurse and Tech: Part 1 Tip 11. Complete CPD...

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Posted by Melissa Giles, Vet Nurse Diary
 

Looking for an Experienced Full Time Vet Nurse with Compassion and Enthusiasm (Sydney)

Ark Veterinary Hospital Ft Veterinary Nurse
Posted in Our Community at 29 April, 2021

We don't normally do this but one of our members recently contacted us asking if we had any recommendations for connecting with experienced vet nurses who might be looking for a new challenge and keen to join a growing practice with awesome clients.........

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Posted by Dr Joe Daley & the team, Ark Veterinary Hospital
 

Veterinary Nurse Consults: Why do them & how to make them a success

Veterinary Nurse Consults Why Do Them And How To Make Them A Success
Posted in Guest Blogger at 22 April, 2021

Are you doing veterinary nurse consults in your practice? Vet Nurse Consults hold an important place in vet hospitals as they not only benefit clients and patients, but they also allow vet nurses to utilise their skills and knowledge to educate clients....

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Posted by Melissa Giles, Vet Nurse Diary
 

Vet Nurse Diary: 10 Reasons to place your anaesthetised patient on IV fluids

Vet Nurse Diary 10 Reasons To Place Your Anaesthetised Patient On Iv Fluids
Posted in Veterinary Nurse/Tech Blog at 25 March, 2021

Does your clinic place patients undergoing general anaesthetic for routine procedures on IV fluids every time? BEFORE anaesthetising them! Yes, even the procedures that take less time thank actually placing the IV in.... *cough* cat castrates *cough* Doe...

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Posted by Melissa Giles, Vet Nurse Diary
 

Vet Nurse Diary: X-ray Positioning Terminology

Vet Nurse Diary X Ray Positioning Terminology
Posted in Veterinary Nurse/Tech Blog at 10 March, 2021

Who doesn't love a little x-ray positioning and directional terminology?? We use many of these terms on a daily basis and so they often become second nature to us. But it's never a bad thing to review the terminology every now and then to make sure we u...

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Posted by Melissa Giles, Vet Nurse Diary
 

Just a vet nurse....

Just A Vet Nurse
Posted in Veterinary Nurse/Tech Blog at 21 October, 2020

Sometimes it's when you first meet someone and they ask what you do for a living. Sometimes it's a worried client, looking for reassurance. Often, in my line of work, I'll hear someone say, "Oh, You're just a Nurse." Yes! I'm a Veterinary Nurse......

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Posted by Courtney Deamer, Veterinary Nurse & Blogger
 

3 Things I bet you didn't know about... Woof Resources

3 Things I Bet You Didnt Know About
Posted in 3 Things I bet you didn't know at 25 April, 2019

Woof Resources are passionate about providing Veterinary Nurses and students with affordable continuing education of the highest quality as well as offering a multitude of services to animal care and training providers. Find out what else they're experts...

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Posted by Lauri Steel, Managing Director, Woof Resources
 

Ever feel like a total failure in your veterinary job?

Do You Ever Feel Like A Total Failure In Your Veterinary Job V2
Posted in 1. Mental health resources at 16 February, 2019

Whether it's messing up as a dad or mum or dropping the ball on something at work or even just forgetting to return a client phone call when you promised when you feel like you're failing it can be tough to pick yourself up and keep going....

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Posted by Dr Diederik Gelderman, Turbo Charge Your Practice
 

So Many Other Things: The Reality of Veterinary Practice Part 2 - Hustle & Bustle

So Many Other Things Part 2 Hustle And Bustle
Posted in So Many Other Things... at 06 December, 2018

The rhythm of a typical day at Brudine is dictated by an ongoing tussle between order and unpredictability. Setting order are the appointments schedule (for consultations) and the hospital board (for surgeries, diagnostics, observations and boarders). Lik...

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Posted by Michael Weinhardt, Michael Weinhardt Photography
 

Not the boss? Doesn't mean you can't become a great leader in your veterinary practice

Not The Boss Doesnt Mean You Cant Become A Great Leader In Your Veterinary Practice
Posted in Management at 23 November, 2017

Even if you don't have a 'Title' there's no reason why you can't step up into a leadership role, especially if, for whatever reason, you can see there's a bit of a void....

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Posted by Judy Gillespie, Vetanswers
 

10 reasons why every veterinary practice owner should pay for their nurses to join the VNCA

Posted in Management at 29 September, 2016

A few years ago, I had the pleasure of having a coffee with Jo Hatcher & Helen Power from the VNCA and I was really impressed with how passionate the Association is about providing support, resources, and guidance for their members - the more support they...

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6 Comments   Posted by Judy Gillespie
 

Don't be afraid of mental health first aid for your veterinary practice

Dont Be Afraid Of Mental Health First Aid In Your Veterinary Practice V2
Posted in 1. Mental health resources at 14 September, 2016

We can all be gatekeepers of each other's mental health in the veterinary industry. A Veterinarian in your practice seems a little different lately. She is quieter and you're noticing she is struggling to make quick decisions. Additionally, she has .........

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Posted by Rosie Overfield, CCG
 

Conversations on a bus...Hanson, Trump & why I chose to be a veterinary nurse

Conversationa On A Bus
Posted in Our Community at 21 July, 2016

Sometimes conversations with strangers on a bus can take an interesting turn... I don't normally travel via public transport but with my much beloved convertible being out of action these last 3 months I have been forced to rely on .........

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Posted by Gillian Shippen, Nurse Manager & Director, Pets Need A Life Too
 

Attention Vet Nurses....Professional Development Scholarship Fund - Apply Now..

Vnca Logo Blog
Posted in Our Community at 10 December, 2015

Start 2016 off right ..by furthering your career... The Veterinary Nurses Council of Australia offers support and direction for veterinary nurses and sets and maintains standards for excellence in animal care through quality education. In order to assist...

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Posted by Judy Gillespie
 

To Change or To Be Changed Forever

Vnca Logo Blog
Posted in Guest Blogger at 26 November, 2015

Recently the VNCA Executive committee made a significant change that will alter the course of it's future.It is an exciting time as we develop the roadmap to ensure the VNCA's longevity. For those who do not know, the VNCA has a rich history........

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Posted by Jacque Pollitt, President Elect VNCA
 

Work in the veterinary industry? You need to understand compassion fatigue

Work In The Veterinary Industry You Need To Understand Compassion Fatigue
Posted in 1. Mental health resources at 05 November, 2015

Compassion Fatigue has been described as the "cost of caring for others in emotional and physical pain. Compassion fatigue can be described as an emotional or spiritual exhaustion that takes over an individual. It is a state of tension and preoccupation w...

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Posted by Rosie Overfield, CCG
 

Help Us Improve Veterinary Nurse Training

Are You Happy With The Standard Of Vet Nurse Training
Posted in Our Community at 09 July, 2015

Are you happy with the standard of veterinary nurse training in Australia? Not happy? Here's an opportunity to have your say as explained by someone who knows all about the process.... The National Industry Advisory Group (NIAG) for Veterinary Nursing is...

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Posted by Jasmine Pengelly, VNCA Exec & NIAG Representative
 

Your thoughts on the state of the veterinary industry in Australia?

I Have A Question For Our Community
Posted in Our Community at 28 May, 2015

Veterinarian, veterinary nurse, practice manager, practice owner.
What would you say if you were asked to write down your thoughts about the state of the veterinary profession in Australia and your experiences of being a part of it?...

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Posted by Judy Gillespie, Vetanswers
 

Veterinary Nurses: We get compassion fatigue because we care

Compassion fatigue because we care
Posted in Guest Blogger at 11 December, 2014

Examing stress and fatigue in veterinary nurses and other paraprofessionals. When veterinary nurses are asked why they do their jobs, the overwhelming response is "because I want to help animals". Veterinary nursing is often more than just a career......

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Posted by Rosie Overfield, HR Consultant & Counsellor, CCG
 

Tiffany Swift, Winner - Vet Nurse of the Year 2014

2014 Vet Nurse Of The Year Winner
Posted in Guest Blogger at 06 November, 2014

Tiffany Swift, winner of the 2014 VNCA Hills Vet Nurse of theYear Award shares some of her thoughts... JG: Congratulations Tiffany on winning the 2014 VNCA Hills Vet Nurse of the Year Award that's such a fantastic achievement! How did feel when they anno...

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Posted by Judy Gillespie interviewing Tiffany Swift
 

When I was young I dreamed of working with animals: Reflections from a Veterinary Nurse

Amy Hope 1
Posted in Guest Blogger at 16 October, 2014

When I was young I used to dream of working with animals. Every day, being known for it amongst my friends and family, being at one with all my furry little followers (whom all of course adored me, co-operated, bonded with me, oh and of course thanked me...

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1 Comments   Posted by Amy Hope, VN, TAA Open Colleges
 

Calling All Veterinary Nurses - A letter from the VNCA President

Vnca Letter From The President
Posted in Our Community at 09 July, 2014

Calling All Veterinary Nurses! You may or may not be aware but the VNCA is comprised of volunteers, either current or former veterinary nurses who are passionate about their profession and want to make a difference to those nurses around them and the indu...

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Posted by Jacque Pollitt, President VNCA
 

Words from a Winner - VNCA Veterinary Nurse of the Year

Laura Hayden Crop2
Posted in Our Community at 22 October, 2013

So what does the winner of the 2013 VNCA Vet Nurse of the Year Award think of her job, the industry and what it's like to be recognised by her peers in the veterinary industry?.... I've always loved animals from a young age, and after dipping my toes in...

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2 Comments   Posted by Laura Hayden, Senior Vet Nurse, Belmont Vet Centre
 

I'm a money hungry business person and proud of it!

I Am A Money Hungry Business Person
Posted in Client Service at 22 March, 2013

Does being a vet or a veterinary nurse really have to mean you can't be a business person? I recently wrote a blog post 'What does you perfect veterinary client look like?' that I suspected might fire up a few people as it's a bit of an uncomfortable top...

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4 Comments   Posted by Judy Gillespie
 

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