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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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How Bacteria are Spread

Humans and animals all carry their own specialised colonies of bacteria. These are generally harmless in the normal course of events and serve to prevent the growth of alien bacteria [&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

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Spotting Infections

Infections can generally be treated successfully with a single course of antibiotics, which may come in the form of creams or ointments, injections, or tablets, and many infections will even [&hellip

How we have Helped

I lost my beautiful Rosie on July 25th 2007. She had been ill with skin / allergy problems and also cervical disc disease for several years. In January 2007 she [&hellip

Heather – Rosie

Our 8 year oild cocker spaniel Jasper has never had anything wrong with him.  However, this March he developed sore and broken skin inbetween his paw pads and became quite [&hellip

Ruth – Jasper

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