Why invest in communication (part 1)

Why invest in communication (part 1)

Health management

Authors: Cindy Adams, Antje Blaettner, Miguel Ángel Díaz, Iván López Vásquez

In the US, there are 3 times more suicides in the veterinary profession than in the average population and the ratio is even worse for women. Working as a vet practitioner clearly put us at risk of “compassion fatigue”, a very tricky and devastating disease. We are convinced that good communication with the pet owners and with the staff can contribute to a balanced life and help prevent burnout and other psychological disorders. This is an unexpected but very true reason to improve communication skills.

Why invest in communication (part 2)

Why invest in communication (part 2)

Health management

Authors: Cindy Adams, Antje Blaettner, Miguel Ángel Díaz, Iván López Vásquez

In the US, there are 3 times more suicides in the veterinary profession than in the average population and the ratio is even worse for women. Working as a vet practitioner clearly put us at risk of “compassion fatigue”, a very tricky and devastating disease. We are convinced that good communication with the pet owners and with the staff can contribute to a balanced life and help prevent burnout and other psychological disorders. This is an unexpected but very true reason to improve communication skills.

Texture analysis of wet petfood

Texture analysis of wet petfood

Health management

Author: Hervé Rehault

The texture of any given foodstuff is dependent on many different factors, and in turn links to other aspects of the food, including palatability and ease of ingestion. Hervé Rehault offers a brief insight into the science of texture analysis and how it impacts on formulating a diet suitable for small dogs.

Canine hydrocephalus

Canine hydrocephalus

Health management

Author: William B. Thomas

Some of the smaller breeds of dog are prone to hydrocephalus, which can be associated with various health problems; William Thomas describes how to best diagnose the condition and the preferred options to treat and manage affected patients.

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