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The vast majority of vets do not work in large veterinary hospitals or educational institutions; nor do the majority work in veterinary chains or franchises. Most vets work in small independent practices where they generally have to rely upon themselves and perhaps a small number of colleagues to develop the practices and protocols that will enable them to give the best care to their patients.

These pages are designed to help you find the approaches and answers that will best support your work as a vet in a small practice. The information provided is not exhaustive, but will give a clear indication of the general issues around which good practice can be based.

This section ‘My Practice’ is authored by Mike Jessop and Pam Mosedale

“With the continuing role of maintaining the highest level of infection control in veterinary practices across the UK, qualified veterinary nurses, and other lay members of the nursing team (animal care assistants, etc) are always relying on the most up to date information on procedures & protocols on how best to reduce the risk of MRSA, and other drug-resistant bacteria. BMF provides an informative website on all such matters, and is equally as helpful to the general public. The BVNA continues to support to the excellent work carried out by the BMF, and ensures that its nursing members continue to have access to a useful source of information whenever it is needed.”

Claire Fraser RVN MBVNA, President of The British Veterinary Nursing Association (BVNA) 2011-2012

All about infections

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Viruses vs Bacteria

The differences between bacteria and viruses Author – Elaine Pendlebury BA BSc  BVetMed DMS MRCVS  Senior Veterinary Surgeon (Science & Welfare) PDSA Bacteria (singular is bacterium) are one celled living organisms [&hellip

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MRSP

What are MRSP and Staphylococcus pseudintermedius? Staphylococcus pseudintermedius is a bacterium that is commonly found on the skin or in the nose or intestinal tract of 50% of more of [&hellip

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Testing for MRSA

How do we test for MRSA? The only way to identify MRSA is to take a sample and analyse it in a laboratory. A culture can identify the bacteria and [&hellip

How we have Helped

My Coton de Tulear, Emmy, was age 3 when she became very ill from repeated antibiotic treatments for alleged urinary tract infections (including MRSA). It was only after an emergency [&hellip

Emmy

Atlas joined our family in August 2013 as a foster dog. He is a senior German Shepherd Dog who was pulled off the Euthanasia List at our County Shelter. When [&hellip

Atlas

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