Michaelmas Term 2016

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ALL TALKS ARE IN LECTURE ROOM 2 UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED

COME EARLY FOR CAKE!

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

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TALK: THURSDAY 1st DECEMBER, 5.15-6.30pm

Location: Seminar Rooms, Vet school

Zoo Practice, Anaesthesia of non-familiar Species

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This week we will welcome Matthew Rendle a RVN from ZSL London Zoo. He will be talking about his experience working in Zoo practice and anaesthesia of non-familiar zoo species, a particular interest of his.

Cake and refreshments provided, as always. 17:15 for cake, talk starts at 17:30.

Free for members/£1 for non-members.

CUVZS talks are kindly sponsored by Bayer.

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www.zsl.org/zsl-london-zoo
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TALK: WEDNESDAY 23rd NOVEMEBER, 5.15-6.30pm

Location: LT2

Scales and Shells

 

talk-3This week we will welcome back Dr Sarah Brown, who will be talking about ‘Scales and Shells – an approach to treating reptiles in general practice’. Sarah graduated from Cambridge and used to be on the CUVZS committee herself! She has since completed her CertZooMed and now works at Holly House Veterinary Hospital in Moortown, Leeds, where she is a specialist in reptiles, especially chelonia, and exotic pet mammals.

 

www.hollyhousevets.co.uk

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TALK: THURSDAY 17th NOVEMEBER, 5.15-6.30pm

Location: LT2

African Conservation Experience *EMS*

African Conservation Experience (ACE) will be coming in to talk about the projects and veterinary EMS opportunities they offer across Africa. If you’re interested in doing some work abroad this will be a really good opportunity to find out some of the options that are available for both pre-clinical and clinical students. ACE are already on the approved list for abroad EMS.

If you’re interested in clinical work, ACE work with a number of wildlife veterinarians in South Africa and team you up with the vet who is the best match for your experience level and interests. You can end up doing work both in the field and in clinics, and/or helping with game capture and translocation. Come along to hear more!

We will also be video-linked to Kevin Wilson, the manager of the Chipangali Wildlife Orphanage in Zimbabwe, one of Africa’s largest and most successful rehabilitation and release centres. Kevin is involved in a huge variety of veterinary work and, in conjunction with ACE, runs projects to join the wildlife orphanage team, where you are trained to work with carnivores, primates, birds of prey, snakes and domestic farm animals. This could be perfect for making the most out of your ‘extra’ weeks of pre-clinical EMS!

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ACE
www.conservationafrica.net

Chipangali Wildlife Orphange
www.chipangali.com
www.conservationafrica.net/projects/chipangali-wildlife-orphanage-research-project
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EVENT: SATURDAY 5th NOVEMEBER, 10.30-1pm

Location: Seminar Room 2 & Indoor Riding School

CUVZS & CFAVS Alpaca Day

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We’re extremely excited to announce the return of the much-loved CUVZS/CFAVS Alpaca Practical Day, on Saturday November 5th!

The day will begin at 10:30am in the seminar rooms at the vet school, with a talk from the team at Woodbine Farm Alpacas. This will be followed by a chance to meet the alpacas in a practical handling session at the riding school! (finishing at about 1pm.)

Alpacas are becoming an increasingly large part of the work of a farm or exotics vet, and this session will be a great chance to find out more about them, as well as gaining some valuable (and really fun!) hands-on experience!

There will be 30 places available for the practical session, with CUVS and CUVZS members having first priority. This is always a popular practical so we will also be opening a waiting list.

Prices:

Members of both CUVS and CUVZS: £2

Members of either CUVS or CUVZS: £3

Members of neither society: £4

For those who miss out on a space at the practical, we will have 20 extra spaces available for the talk, so if you would like to still come along to that then we would love to see you there! The talk will be free for members of CUVS/CUVZS, and £1 otherwise.

Please follow the link below for more information about the day and to register your interest!

https://goo.gl/forms/hrsYwDt2N3eg0EPw2

 

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TALK: WEDNESDAY 9th NOVEMEBER, 5.15-6.30pm

Location: LT2

Life at an Exotics Vet Practice

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This week we will hear from Louise Rayment-Dyble, head vet and co-founder of All Creatures Healthcare. Louise is a specialist in exotic medicine and will talk about life as an exotic vet and her own journey to working with exotics, and there will be some interesting case studies along the way!

http://www.allcreatureshealthcare.co.uk/

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TALK: FRIDAY 4th NOVEMEBER 1-2pm

LOCATION: LT2

 

We are very lucky to be visited by Dr. Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka (RVC graduate) this Friday lunchtime.

She is the very dynamic founder of the charity Conservation through Human Health which works with Mountain Gorillas in Uganda.

She gives talks to a wide variety of audiences and we are very lucky that she is sparing some time to come and talk to us about her work – so don’t miss out!

 

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TALK: THURSDAY 20th OCTOBER, 12.45-2pm

Location: LT2

Vets and Wildlife EMS

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Loraine and Louis from Vets and Wildlife will be coming in at LUNCHTIME on Thursday 20th to talk about the projects and EMS opportunities they offer across South Africa, India and Sri Lanka. These are mainly clinical placements however they do also offer some pre-clinical placements, including spay/neuter and wildlife programmes.

If you’re interested in doing some work abroad this will be a really good opportunity to find out some of the options.

As always, there will be cake and refreshments.

Free for members/£1 for non-members.

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MORE INFORMATION ABOUT V&W
http://vetsandwildlife.co.za/
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TALK : WEDNESDAY 12th OCTOBER, 6.30-7.30pm

CUVZS & CUWCS - Save the Asian Elephants

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LOCATION: Please note that this talk will be held in The Riley, Clare College Memorial Court

CUVZS are joining with CUWCS for our first talk of term from Save the Asian Elephants (STAE). CEO Duncan McNair will cover their welfare, conservation and EMS placement opportunities in India.As our first of the year, the talk will be free and sponsored by Nanna Mexico who are providing Nachos and Dips!
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT STAE
After millions of years, Asian elephants face extinction in our lifetime and by our hands.
The plight of elephants in Africa is widely recognised. But far less is known of the even more desperate threats facing Asian (or Asiatic) elephants, whose surviving population is barely 5% that of African elephants. The picture is bleak: numbers of Asian elephants have declined from estimates of a million or more in the late 19th Century to scarcely 40,000 today. Around 30,000 of these exist in the wild (of which about 60% in India) and around 10,000 are captive.
Save The Asian Elephants is a not for profit association of prominent professionals, experts and campaigners that informs public opinion on the brutal capture, beating, poaching and abuse for festivals and tourism of these wondrous but beleaguered creatures and the plunder of their habitat; and exerts influence on governments, politicians and the tourist industry to adopt solutions it advances.
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We would like to thank our sponsors, Nanna Mexico.

nanna

 

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