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How do I become a vet?

There are multiple ways of becoming a vet and it can be done at any age. However, it is not normally a career path that you accidentally fall into… most vets have dreamed of working with animals since being tiny! The course takes a minimum of 5 years to complete and includes plenty of early morning lectures and more hours than everyone else in your whole university (this is what it feels like!!).
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The future’s… French?

Well, it’s official. This week, the Kennel Club has announced that registrations of French Bulldogs have overtaken Labradors as the UK’s most popular dog breed. This has sparked a great deal of debate among breeders, pet owners, and vets. However, a lot of the information being put out is quite confusing - and some of it is quite misleading - so in this blog I’m going to try and look at the facts behind the furore!
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Clicker Training – how does it work?

Clicker training is a very common way of teaching a dog a new trick, or skill, or behaviour. However, it can also be used in other animals - including cats, horses and even rabbits! The basic principle is very simple, but using it, we can teach our pets all sorts of behaviours by using a fun, positive method.
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Time to call halt to the traditional snaffle bit for horses?

A dog behaviourist once made an interesting statement in a lecture about the widespread use of dog collars: “ We call dogs “man’s best friends”, then we tie a noose around their necks and drag them around after us. Some way to treat a friend”. She was extolling the virtues of head collars, harnesses and other more humane ways of controlling dogs when out on walks. Similar arguments can be made in the equine world over the use of the traditional snaffle bit, which is the conventional way to control a horse.
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