Clinical Connections - Summer 2017

Thank you for your interest in The Royal Veterinary College. This is the latest edition of our newsletter — Clinical Connections.

The Future of the Veterinary Profession

EAEVE General Assembly at the RVC

At a European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education (EAEVE) event held at the RVC there was discussion about the future of the veterinary profession.


Gait Analysis — Equine Case Study

Gait analysis of lame horse

An eight-year-old thoroughbred gelding was brought in from the field lame four weeks prior to presentation. The referring vet identified a right hind lameness that failed to respond to rest.


Cat Bounces Back After Brain Surgery

Cat relaxing in garden

A cat that had severe neurological deficits as a result of a large intracranial meningioma made a full recovery after the tumour was removed by RVC surgeons.


Plasmapheresis: When the Drugs Don’t Work

CRRT machine

A three-year old springer spaniel with a severe form of immune-mediated haemolytic anaemia was successfully treated with plasmapheresis, enabled by the use of a CRRT machine.


Common Surgical Cases

Surgical operation

Some of the most common surgical cases treated by the Orthopaedics, Soft Tissue Surgery, Neurology and Neurosurgery, and Ophthalmology teams at RVC Small Animal Referrals.


Getting the Best out of Biopsies

Biopsy samples

Jonathan Williams, Lecturer in Anatomic Pathology, discusses the work of the anatomic pathology team focussing on diagnostic biopsies and principles of providing good samples.


Prudent Antibiotic Use and Effective Infection Control

Bandaging a dog's paw

Rosanne Jepson and Zoe Halfacree, co-chairs of the Infection Control Group, discuss infection control in the context of worldwide concern about the use of antibiotics.


Multimodal Approach to Pain Management

Newfoundland with neck pain

A Newfoundland suffering from recurrent neck pain, due to nerve root compression, was helped by a multimodal approach involving different clinical teams working together.


Tortoise Shell Injury from Dog Attack

CT scan of damaged tortoise shell

Jo Hedley, Head of the Exotics and Small Mammals Service, discusses a sulcata tortoise, referred to the RVC Exotics Service for assessment and treatment after a dog attack.


Latest RVC Research: Canine & Equine

Horse wearing resistance bands

Studies on brachycephalic dog breeds and birth problems; cavalier King Charles spaniels’ toddler-like gait and how equine elastic resistance bands can address dynamic stability.


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