This week’s talk will be with Vets and Wildlife, who’ll be telling you about all the exciting opportunities they offer to vet students to do EMS abroad. They have a number of exciting projects in Africa, India, Sri Lanka and Egypt, which would be suitable for both pre-clins and clinical years – so there’s something for everyone! I’ve attached a list of their current projects if you’re interested – and come along to the talk to find out more!

As usual, talk starts at 6:30 (6:15 for cake), in LT2 at the vet school. Free for members, £1 for non-members.

This week’s talk will be given by Dr Peter Walsh, hailing from the Bio Anth Department here in Cambridge. His research looks at conservation of great apes and the dynamics of emerging diseases, such as Ebola, SIV and Malaria. This will be a fantastic talk, from a veterinary perspective as well as one of conservation and One Health.

We’re back to our usual routine, with the talk starting at 6:30pm in Lecture Theatre 2 at the vet school (come at 6:15 for cake!).

Michaelmas Termcard 2015

Somebody's got his eye on you...

Hello everyone! Whether you’re a fresh-faced Fresher or a returning student, CUVZS wishes you a very warm welcome.

Kicking off our exciting line up for this term, our first CUVZS talk will be on THIS THURSDAY, 1st October, at the slightly earlier time of 6pm (5.45pm for cake!) in Lecture Theatre 2 at the Vet School.

The talk will be given by the vet school’s very own David Williams and will cover opthalmology in exotic species. David’s talks are always good fun, so come along to learn about some exotic eyes!

CUVZS Garden Party

Come to the CUVZS annual garden party on Wednesday 17th June at Murray Edwards! Featuring exotics PETTING ZOO (with skunks, meerkats, reptiles and more), as well as loads of food, drinks, games and a raffle!

In advance: £6 (members)/ £7 (non-members)
On the door: £7 (members)/ £8 (non-members)

Tickets are on sale here: (your tickets will be confirmed once payment is received – payment info is on the form).
There will be a small number of tickets on sale on the door, so we recommend that you buy tickets in advance!

Please contact if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you there!

The last talk of term will be given by Peter Kertesz, a human dentist who is dental consultant to London Zoo and the International Zoo Veterinary Group. For his services to veterinary science, he is the only dentist ever to have been elected an honorary member of the RCVS.

Peter will be talking about the diverse dental structures and dental needs of zoo patients; being prepared for any clinical scenario (many animals can’t be examined before being anaesthetised); custom designing his own tools to equip himself for the smallest and largest patients; and the importance of teamwork and preparation in a multidisciplinary specialty.

The talk will begin at 6:30. Come at 6:15 for Pizza.

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

This is the last talk of term, and also the last talk before we hand over to the new committee!

The talk this week will be given by Natasha Ennew and will be on the topic of hedgehog rehabilitation.

Natasha Ennew is the manager of the Shepreth Hedgehog Hospital (about 100 hedgehogs) and will be talking about her work in hedgehog rehabilitation. This will be useful for anyone interested in wildlife medicine or going into small animal practice (lots of hedgehogs get brought in by members of the public to general practices). She will also be bringing along her own African pygmy hedgehog!

Come at 6:15 for Cake and Drinks

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

This week’s talk will be given by Martyn Edelsten. Martyn has spent a lot of his life working in Africa with exotic and farm animals. He will be specifically talking about: Animal health problems in the tropics. How veterinary services are delivered. Who else is involved in animal health and husbandry (aid, developments projects etc)? How can a UK graduate contribute/work in this field? The focus will be on Livestock in Africa, but there will be some reference to wildlife. He has also worked in S America and the far east too, if anyone has any questions about this.

The talk will be given at 6:30. Arrive at 6:15 for PIZZA.

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

Today the new CUVZS committee was elected. We are happy to announce that the committee for 2015-2016 will be as follows:

President: Carys Redman-White
Vice President: Eddie Romano
Secretary: Rosie Hancock
Treasurer: Becki Coverdale
Webmaster: Lizzy Hunt
Publicity: Bethan Ellwood

They will take over their roles after the last talk of term on the 5th March.

Next CUVZS committee…

The time has come to elect a new committee for next year! 4th years: sign up for committee positions on the sheet on the CUVZS notice board in the SRC. Hustings will take place on the Friday 13th Feb.

Forensics practical

Unfortunately due to lack of interest the forensics practical tomorrow has been cancelled. Anyone who did sign up should have received an email.

The rabbit surgery day is going ahead, and there are still a few spaces.

Fish Medicine

The next talk will be on Thursday 5th Feb and will be given by William Wildgoose on the subject of fish medicine.

The talk will be a basic approach to ornamental fish medicine. Ornamental fish covers both pet fish and aquarium specimens. William is a big name in the fish vet world – he’s a contributor to the BSAVA manual on ornamental fish and is a fish medicine specialist. Most people would have no idea what to do when a fish is brought to your practice, so this will be a great opportunity to learn some of the basic conditions you can expect to see, and how to treat them! Something you wont be taught in the veterinary course.

As per usual the talk will begin at 6:30. Come to LT2 for cake and drinks at 6:15.

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