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Alianna Munakata

Alianna graduated Massey University with a Bachelor of Veterinary Technology degree in 2015. She moved to Australia in 2016 to pursue her passion in reptiles and exotic animals and has been working as a veterinary technician/nurse in an exotic animal veterinary clinic. Since moving to Australia, she has gained several qualifications including advanced veterinary nursing of reptiles and amphibians, advanced veterinary nursing of Small mammals, and venomous snake handling. She is a big advocate of continual education and learning, and has presented at conferences including VNCA conference, AZVT (American Zoological Veterinary Technician) Conference, and UPAV (Unusual Pets and Avian Veterinarian) conference. Veterinary medicine and welfare of aquatic, herpatological, invertebral, and Australian fauna species are her special interests.

Metacam for Cats (Meloxicam) – a Pet Owner GUIDE

What is Meloxicam? What Does it do for Cats?  Metacam for cats, otherwise known as Meloxicam, is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to ease discomfort and alleviate inflammatory, pyretic (fever), and painful conditions of the musculoskeletal system such as osteoarthritis and soft tissue inflammation/injuries.  It inhibits the release of a chemical called prostaglandin that …

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