Practice Matters

NationWide Laboratories follow the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) guidelines on antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST). The following are definitions of the terms used:

The London Vet Show, which takes place at ExCeL in London on Thursday 17 and Friday 18 November, has announced its exciting clinical conference programme covering six clinical streams of world-class CPD.

All part of parcel of managing a vet practice, but how can you be better armed to deal with such challenges?  SPVS and VPMA are running a brand new course on Managing Difficult Situations in Coventry on Thursday 14th July.

The positive effect that nurse clinics have on animal healthcare standards and welfare is worthy of remark. Clinics can provide animal owners with support and advice, and a friendly port of call on a variety of general pet care and healthcare issues, and generally at a lower cost than visiting the vet.

Veterinary CPD provider Improve International has launched a range of ‘bitesize’ online training courses for veterinary professionals wanting to gain the latest skills and knowledge in key clinical subjects. The training is interactive and aimed at both vets and vet nurses with each online course accredited by the European School of Veterinary Postgraduate Studies (ESVPS).

Your team are the most valuable asset at your practice, as well as the most expensive - accounting for around 40% of revenue. Thus it makes sense to develop a coherent strategy of training and CPD to support and develop every single member, from the front desk to the consult room.

Training-Progress have created a free resource for practices who are aiming for or have achieved accreditation under the RCVS Practice Standards Scheme.  The resource is an editable Powerpoint presentation which promotes the scheme to the practice team.  

Veterinary Recruitment experts Gardner Llewelyn Veterinary Recruitment are running a “Thank a Vet Nurse Day” competition on the 28th of May. 

Infection control charity The Bella Moss Foundation (BMF) has teamed up with Ceva Animal Health to create a mobile app version of its online practice hygiene audit.