5 stupid reasons to think I won’t be a good vet – by Harriet Long

Being a female is an interesting experience at the best of times and being a female in the field of veterinary medicine is no different. I’m not going to talk about the serious sexual harassment which occurs, or my experience of how female veterinary professionals are treated online, but instead I’m going to talk about how, for some reason, members …

Blood Work & Your Pet Video by Victoria Birch

Victoria Birch: “Pets can’t say how they’re feeling – it’s usually how they look or act that tells you something is wrong. You play a key role in helping your pet combat illness and stay as healthy as possible. Awareness of the warning signs and regular preventive health screens, including a physical exam and blood work, are the best ways …

SA WorldVets Activities

This past two weeks we have been busy working with giraffes, two bulls that need to be translocate from one reserve to other to bring new genetics to it and prevent the inbreeding of the animals; we were busy aswell taking blood samples and microchiping Impalas, Sable and Roan antílopes, aswell as we had to dart one Sable that was …

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The Curious Case of a Cat with Three Testicles told by the owner – Mirela Mlinarec

Bingo! I would say that we have the main Alpha cat in town and beyond. Just going to add: the guy hit us properly! When I say the guy, of course, I can only think of only one cat: Uri. He is really special in every way. So, about a year ago, the aforementioned gentleman was castrated. He wa cryptorhid …

An idiot’s guide to lambing: how to kind of look like you know what you’re doing by Harriet Long

Its getting close to Easter which for some vet students means that its time to venture into the wonderful world that is lambing. The young farmers among us are laughing and there’s always someone who seems to know everything but for the rest of us (who did a bit for pre-vet work experience but don’t remember that much) it can …

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All the things you wish you knew before getting into Veterinary Medicine

Deciding what you want to be when you grow up is very difficult. Making that decision on your own at a such a young age is never easy. Deciding to jump in the waters of a medical career is breathtaking. Deciding to become a veterinary professional, either veterinarian or veterinary technician/nurse is huge. Some of our colleagues never regret it, …

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Myasthenia Gravis in Dogs

Myasthenia Gravis is a condition that occurs in dogs, cats, and humans with apparent pathophysiological similarities between the species. There are two types of Myasthenia Gravis – congenital and acquired. The disease manifests in a muscle weakness syndrome due to Ach (acetylcholine) receptors deficiency on the post-synaptic membranes. Congenital form of Myasthenia Gravis This form is a hereditary disorder which …

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Becoming a ZOO Vet

A ZOO veterinarian is a special kind of veterinarian with the unique responsibilities of taking care of the health and well-being of non-domestic species and exotic wildlife. Typical patients for a ZOO veterinarian include lions, tigers, elephants, giraffes, zebras, rhinos, bears, wolfs, parrots, aquatic mammals, reptiles and other small animals. Typical working day of a ZOO vet may include examining …

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Veterinary Medicine and Colleges in Canada

We covered identical topics regarding veterinary medicine in Europe, USA, and Australia and now it’s time to do the same for the country where the veterinary profession ranks highly respectable. Most of the data we will present is contained in the database of the CVMA (Canadian Veterinary Medical Association) and will serve as an indicator for people to acknowledge the …