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This week there’s not one, but two CUVZS talks!

The first will be at the usual time of 6:30 (6:15 for cake) on Thursday (20th) in LT2. The talk will be given by Liz Blows and Simon Dudhill and they will talk about their work at the raptor foundation, they’ll also be bringing live birds! The raptor foundation is a sanctuary for injured wild raptors. They are responsible for the hospitalisation, rehabilitation and release programs there. They’re going to be talking about patient admission, initial assessment and assessment following treatment/rehab, final release, and some case studies of animals seen at the foundation. They are also bringing in some of the birds to show us in the riding school afterwards! This should be good for people interested in raptors, but also for people just looking to go into general practice as wild raptors do get brought into practice quite frequently.

The second talk will be on Friday (21st) lunchtime (1-2pm) also in LT2. It will be given by Will Fowlds and is entitled “Life as a wildlife vet“, and will also include game capture course EMS info. Will is a wildlife vet from South Africa and he’ll be talking about his life as a wildlife vet, and will be giving some information about the game capture course that he runs. Cambridge students have gone on this course in the past and have really enjoyed it – it’s the one that Siobhan talked about in the “I Know What you Did Last Summer” CUVS Talk.

This weeks talk will be given by Mitch Price from The Meerkat and Reptile Experience. The talk will be about Reptile Husbandry, and there will be Live Reptiles for people to play with practice handling.

The talk starts at 6:30 with cakes and drinks at 6:15.

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

This week’s talk will be given by Chris Knott.

Chris Knott is a pathologist specialising in exotics. He has a wealth of experience in the pathology of exotic mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish and invertebrates. The talk will be great if you’re a pre-clin, hopefully it’ll make histology and pathology seem a bit more relevant! And for clinical students the chance to get some exposure to exotic animal diseases, which is fairly minimal during the course.

As per usual there’ll be cake and drinks at 6:15 and the talk will begin at 6:30.

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

This week’s talk will be given by representatives from Vets and Wildlife.

Vets and Wildlife are a company which organises EMS opportunities with wildlife vets around the world. They’ll be talking about the exciting projects they’ll be running in places such as South Africa, India, Sri Lanka and Egypt.

As per usual there’ll be cake and drinks at 6:15 and the talk will begin at 6:30.

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

Thanks to all those who turned up to monday’s talk on cetacean strandings- we had a really good turnout.

The next talk will be given by our very own David Williams!

David will be talking about invertebrate medicine and the interesting invertebrates you might have to deal with in exotics practice.

It will be at the normal time of 6:30 in LT2 up at the vet school.

Arrive early for cake and drinks at 6:15!

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


See them HERE!

Advanced booking for the Garden party is now closed.

If you’ve booked but haven’t yet paid, please do so as soon as possible.

Tickets will be available on the door.

The garden party has expanded!

This means that:
A. The garden party will now take up more of Murray Edwards College.
B. There are a load more tickets!!

Online booking is back up and tickets will (probably) be available on the door.

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.

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