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Challenges Ahead

Unless you’ve been living under a rock the past few days you’ll have been swept up in all of the New Year’s chat and will, I am sure, have your own goals and resolutions, some of which you may well have broken already! 🙂 Whatever your plans for the upcoming twelve months, and I daresay […]

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micrograph of prion affected neural tissue

Vet News – Interesting Research

This month our Exotics News Editor, Charlotte Hitch, takes a look at some interesting research being conducted into the treatment of prion diseases using gene switching. Something to whet your biochemistry and genetics appetites!         RESEARCH: Treatment of prion and other neurodegenerative diseases with injection of a single protein Charlotte Hitch (Vet […]

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The Waiting Game

With November here and the countdown to the ‘C’ word set to begin many of you will be waiting for responses from the vet schools to your applications. The annual ‘Waiting Games.’ It is a weird period because it is, as I am concerned, the only time during your applications where you have no real […]

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Dog being vaccinated against rabies

Vet News – Small Animal News

Our Small Animal News editor, Harriet tackles the fascinating and important topic of rabies and the Pet Travel Scheme in this month’s installment of Vet News.       SMALL ANIMALS: Rabies & The Pet Travel Scheme Harriet Woodhall (Vet News Small Animal News Editor) Rabies has been frequently in the news over the past […]

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Seal underwater

Vet News – Exotic News

This month our exotics editor, Charlotte, takes a peek underwater and answers the question of how it is that marine mammals can survive underwater for so long. Fascinating stuff! EXOTICS: How can marine mammals survive for so long underwater? Charlotte Hitch (Vet News Exotics Editor) Research at the University of Liverpool into oxygen-carrying proteins in […]

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Puppy training

Vet News – Small Animal News

Our Small Animal News editor, Harriet delves into the intriguing topic of canine intelligence in this month’s dose of Vet News.       SMALL ANIMALS: Canine Intelligence Harriet Woodhall (Vet News Small Animal News Editor) The intelligence of domestic dogs has been a topic much in the news recently after the discovery of perhaps […]

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bike leg, Ironman, Adelle Isaacs

Iron Vet – Interview with Adelle Isaacs BVSc GPCertFAP MRCVS

There are few challenges bigger or tougher than undertaking an Ironman race, which is exactly what a good friend of mine from my days at Bristol Vet School has just undertaken. Hers is an inspirational story and she is a role model for anyone looking to apply to vet school, juggle athletic and academic pursuits, […]

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Scaling New Heights

For those of you keeping up with my adventures via my blog, The Nerdy Vet, you may know that I have recently been to Europe, and specifically the Alps, during which I spent some time not only jumping from planes (as I am prone to do from time to time), but also a spot of […]

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Two ferrets

Vet News – Exotic News

Our Exotics Editor, Charlotte Hitch, discusses the use of Hormone Implants in Pet Ferrets with Adrenal Disease in this month’s installment of Vet News. EXOTICS: Hormone Implants for Pet Ferrets with Adrenal Disease Charlotte Hitch (Vet News Exotics Editor) Hyperadrenocorticism is arguably one of the most serious and prevalent diseases in pet ferrets in the […]

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Immune Mediated Haemolytic Anaemia, blood smear

Vet News – Small Animal News

This month’s Small Animal Vet News article is on IMHA in dogs. Editor, Harriet Woodhall takes a look at this fascinating condition. SMALL ANIMALS: Immune Mediated Haemolytic Anaemia (IMHA) in Dogs Harriet Woodhall (Vet News Small Animal Editor) In a normal, healthy dog red blood cells (RBCs) live around 4 months and are then destroyed […]

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