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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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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

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Skin Infections & Pyoderma

1. How significant is infected dermatitis to the overall health of a dog? Superficial bacterial skin infections or pyoderma rarely cause significant illness. The clinical signs include itching, pustules, scaling [&hellip

How we have Helped

We adopted Bear, a five year old Shih Tzu in March of 2006. In January 2008 I felt what seemed to be a cyst below his shoulder, and the vet [&hellip

Fritzie Maddock – Bear

This is a picture of Ink and Spot, they are brothers. Sadly, Ink passed away August of 2009 after being misdiagnosed by numerous vets. I had not heard of the [&hellip

Barbara – Ink and Spot

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