This week’s talk (the last of term) will be given by our very own anaesthetist, Sean Langton.

Sean will go through an introduction to pinniped biology and what it means for us as vets.  So if you have ever fancied yourself as a marine vet or are just fascinated by these interesting creatures come along and find out more!

Sean is a veterinary consultant to the wildlife charity British Divers Marine Life Rescue.

6:30pm – 7:30pm in Lecture Theatre 2 at the Vet School.

Cakes and drinks from 6:15pm.

Talks are free for members and £1 for non members.

This week’s talk will be given by Fieke Molenaar from Whipsnade Zoo.

Fieke graduated from the University of Ghent, Belgium, in 2001 and has subsequently worked in a primate centre, in small and large animal practice, as a wildlife veterinarian at the Institute of Zoology (ZSL), and as a freelance vet with zoo, wildlife and unusual pets.  Fieke returned to ZSL in April 2013 as the main vet at Whipsnade Zoo, the perfect place for combining mainly large animal veterinary medicine with post-graduate student teaching.

6:30pm – 7:30pm in Lecture Theatre 2 at the Vet School.

Cakes and drinks from 6:15pm.

Talks are free for members and £1 for non members.

For one week only:

*** FREE PIZZA***

and drinks from 6:15pm.

Zoo Animal Anaesthesia

6:30pm – 7:30pm in Lecture Theatre 2 at the Vet School.

Talks are free for members, £1 for non-members.

10am at the Vet School Post Mortem Room

Come and get some practical Comparative Veterinary Anatomy experience in the capable hands of our post mortem expert Fernando Constantino-Casas and Senior Clinical Training Scholar Angie Rupp.

This practical day offers a chance to get to grips with the wierd and wonderful anatomy of birds, reptiles as well as a brush up on mammals. Useful preparation for 1st and 2nd Year anatomy practical exams and good dissection practice for all.

Species available for dissection include a variety of birds, ferrets, meerkats and even a bosc monitor.

Places cost £2 for members and £3 for non members.

Email Sarah Crowther (CUVZS Publicity Officer) sac79@cam.ac.uk to book your place, deadline for booking is Tuesday 11th Feb.

Don’t miss out!

Second years are very welcome to come after their Saturday 9-10am lecture.

This week’s talk is by recently graduated past CUVZS President Steph Jayson, who has
managed in a short time to make her mark on the world of Exotics veterinary medicine.  She is also a key member of the BVZS organisation.

Come and find out how to follow your dreams and become an Exotics vet!

The talk will start at 6:30pm in LT2 come at 6:15pm for cakes, crisps and
drinks beforehand.

Talks are free for members and £1 for non members.

This week’s talk will be given by RSPCA Wildlife Veterinary Officer Mhairi Fleming from East Winch Wildlife Hospital.  She will be speaking about the work done at the centre as well as what to do when a wildlife casualty is brought to your practice.  Whether you want to work with wildlife specifically or if you just want to know what to do with the wildlife brought to your practice by concerned citizens, come to the talk to find out more.

6:30pm – 7:30pm in Lecture Theatre 2 at the Vet School.

Cake and drinks from 6:15pm.

Talks are free for members and £1 for non members.

6:30pm – 7:30pm in Lecture Theatre 2 at the Vet School.

For one week only:

CHINESE FOOD and drinks from 6:15pm.

Reptile Case Studies Talk

6:30pm – 7:30pm in Lecture Theatre 2 at the Vet School.  Cake and drinks from 6:15pm.

The talk will be given by Simon Shore who is a partner at Ashcroft Veterinary Surgery, a rural small animal practice in Cambridge. Having developed an interest in reptile medicine over the past several years, he now sees reptiles on a regular basis and offers medical and surgical treatments.   The talk will be going through the common ailments of reptiles and how to treat them.

Reptile Talk

The new Term Card is here!  We have lots of exciting things lined up for you this term, so whether you’re a first year or a final year, a CUVZS veteran or a total newbie, get keen and come along!  We’d love to see you.

Lent 2014 Term Card

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ALL TALKS ARE IN LECTURE ROOM 2 FROM 6:30PM-7:30PM UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED

COME EARLY FOR CAKE!

Talks are FREE for CUVZS members and £1 for non-members

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6:30pm – 7:30pm in Lecture Theatre 2 at the Vet School.  Cake and drinks from 6:15pm.

Talk free for members, £1 for non-members.

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This week’s talk is given by patrons of CUVZS, John E Cooper DTVM FRCPath FSB CBiol FRCVS
and Margaret E Cooper LLB FLS on the challenges faced by veterinary surgeons working overseas:

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Working Overseas: Culture, Conflicts and Challenges

Working overseas, especially in tropical countries, appeals to a significant number of young veterinary surgeons – and also to students who are looking for projects. It may involve domesticated animals, wildlife, or both.

Wildlife work overseas can contribute to conservation and welfare. It may involve the rescue/rehabilitation of endangered, threatened or vulnerable species. It often attracts widespread publicity and it sometimes generates funding.

Overseas work is often undertaken by veterinary surgeons and veterinary students with a passionate desire to contribute to the wider world but who sometimes have little experience of the country or of the conditions where they are going to be based.

In this lecture we outline some of the important considerations when embarking upon short- or long-term service overseas. We draw particular attention to the challenges that such work can present.

Veterinary activities abroad may necessitate special requirements and careful planning and can expose those involved to hazards and risks. Cultural considerations are likely to be important. In the case of wildlife work, it is in the nature of free-living animals that they are usually found in remote places and in difficult terrain and environments where problems are likely to be enhanced. Animals may have to be observed or caught, handled, and released without damage or loss. The facilities and equipment available may not be optimal and are likely to call for special precautions if both fieldworkers and the animals are to be adequately protected. New or unusual procedures, cultures, climate, political unrest and other issues that are presented by overseas work can challenge even the most experienced and skilled veterinary professionals. All have legal, ethical and practical implications.

Our lecture is based on our experience as a husband and wife/veterinary pathologist and lawyer team; we visit and carry out field studies in various parts of the world but (an important point) we have also lived as expatriates for substantial periods in various countries – East and Central Africa, Arabia and the West Indies.

Further Reading

British Veterinary Association: Guidance Notes on Working/Volunteering Overseas.

Cooper JE. (2013). Editor. Field Techniques in Exotic Animal Medicine.  Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine 22(1).

Cooper, M. E. (2013). Legal, ethical and practical considerations of working in the field. In: Field Techniques in Exotic Animal Medicine. Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine 22(1), 17-33.

The Coopers

John and Margaret Cooper are a husband and wife team, from the United Kingdom. John E Cooper trained as a veterinary surgeon and is now a specialist pathologist with particular interests in wildlife and exotic species, tropical diseases and comparative medicine. Margaret E Cooper is a lawyer who trained originally as a British solicitor and has made the study of animal and conservation law her special interest.

The Coopers have travelled widely and lectured together in many countries. They have spent nearly ten years living in Africa, including a period in Rwanda working with the mountain gorillas. In 2009 they returned from nearly seven years at the University of the West Indies in Trinidad and Tobago where they combined their medical and legal backgrounds in the promotion of an interdisciplinary approach to veterinary and biological education, wildlife conservation and forensic science. They are now based in Britain, where they hold several visiting academic appointments. They continue their work with wildlife, domesticated animals and rural communities in East Africa.

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