See our Archives (on the right hand side) for more details of all our past events!

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THURSDAY 27th FEBRUARY 2014

ZOO CASE STUDIES – The Good, The Bad and the Dead – Fieke Molenaar

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

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THURSDAY 20th FEBRUARY 2014

Wild Animal Anaesthesia – John Lewis

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

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SATURDAY 15th FEBRUARY 2014

EXOTIC POST MORTEM DAY

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 weird 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.

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THURSDAY 13th FEBRUARY 2014

Starting out in Exotics Practice – Steph Jayson

Steph Jayson is a recently graduated CUVZS President, 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 6:15 for cakes, crisps and
drinks beforehand. Talks are free for members and £1 for non members.

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THURSDAY 6th FEBRUARY 2014

UK Wildlife Rehabilitation: What to Do When a Badger Walks in.

Mhairi Fleming – RSPCA Wildlife Veterinary Officer

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.

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THURSDAY 30th JANUARY 2014

Reptile Case Studies – Clive Munns

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

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THURSDAY 23rd JANUARY 2014

Feeling Scaly – Approaching the Reptilian Pet – Simon Shore

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

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TUESDAY 14th JANUARY 2014

Working Overseas: Culture, Conflicts and Challenges

John and Margaret Cooper

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.

More information…

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THURSDAY 28th NOVEMBER 2013

Avian Therapeutics – John Chitty

Come and hear all about selecting drug protocols for your avian patients, from one of the foremost exotics vets in the country!

John is an entertaining speaker and an experienced exotics vet with a 100% exotics caseload, based at the small animal practice he owns with his wife in Andover.  Check out his impressive CV here: www.antonvets.co.uk/john-chitty.

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

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THURSDAY 21st NOVEMBER 2013

Ferrets 101 – with LIVE FERRETS!

This week’s CUVZS talk will be given by Sarah Pellet on everything you ever wanted to know about Ferrets.  She will go through common diseases and emergency care of ferrets.  She will be accompanied by one of her ferret owners who will talk about basic care and husbandry.  There will also be LIVE FERRETS for you to handle.

Sarah Pellet graduated from Cambridge Vet School in 2006. Since then she has worked in several first opinion and referral exotic small animal practices and completed and RCVS certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice (Zoological Medicine). She now works at Animates Veterinary Clinic in Lincolnshire.

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

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THURSDAY 14th NOVEMBER 2013

Surviving Rabbit Anaesthesia

Ivan Crotaz, the developer of the vgel, will be here from DocsInnovent to talk to us about the important things to consider when anaesthetising a rabbit.  With anatomically accurate models for you to play with!

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

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THURSDAY 7th NOVEMBER 2013

Rodents in Practice – With live rats to handle!

6:00pm – 7:00pm in Lecture Theatre 2 at the Vet School. Cake and refreshments from 5:45pm.

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TUESDAY 29th OCTOBER 2013

Dr David Chivers – Asian Apes and Issues of Rescue, Rehabilitation and Reproduction

This week’s talk will be given by the one and only Dr David Chivers, anatomist extraordinaire and reknowned primate expert.

David Chivers

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SATURDAY OCTOBER 26th 2013

Bird of Prey Day

Two sessions at the Vet School: 11:30am-1pm and 2pm-3:30pm.
£3 members / £5 non-members.

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THURSDAY OCTOBER 24th 2013

Vets and Wildlife

Lorraine Scheepers and Dawn Pearson from Vets and Wildlife are here to talk to us about exciting exotic EMS opportunities abroad!

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EASTER TERM 2013

This year’s annual CUVZS Garden Party will be held on WEDNESDAY 19th JUNE, 2pm – 4:30pm, at Sidney Sussex College.

As is traditional, there will be ANIMALS – from cuddly bunnies and a skunk to somewhat less cuddly snakes, tortoises and spiders. Come to the only VET GARDEN PARTY in Cambridge! (Non-vets also welcome!)

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LENT TERM 2013

LENT TERMCARD

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MICHAELMAS TERM 2012

CUVZS TERMCARD Mich

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Linton Zoo Trip! - Saturday 12th May 2012

How better to escape Cambidge for the day than a trip to the zoo!?  That’s just what Cambridge students did this weekend.  Head over to the Photo Gallery to see the animals!

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Tuesday October 18th 2011

Wildlife Emergency Care: Les Stocker

Les is the founder of the Wildlife Hospital Trust (aka St Tiggywinkles), one of the world’s busiest wildlife hospitals. Many wildlife cases are brought into small animal practices across the UK so this talk will be valuable a wide audience.

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Saturday October 22nd 2011

ALPACA DAY!

10:30am SEMINAR ROOMS, Pathology building: alpaca talk

11:30am-1pm, indoor riding school: alpaca handling session

The well anticipated Alpaca Day will feature 2 parts: a talk with lots of interesting information on alpacas and alpaca farming and a live animal handling session to get some hands on experience of examining these amazing creatures!

Talk admission will be free for CUVZS members (you can buy your yearly membership on the door) or £1 for non-members

The handling session and talk combined will be £4 for members and £6 for non-members

Due to restraints to number of alpacas that can be brought to the vet school, the handling session will be limited to 20 places, so if you’re keen you’ll have to be quick off the mark! Email cuvzsenquiries@gmail.com when tickets come out on FRIDAY 7th OCTOBER at 6pm. The first 20 people to do so will get the places and will be notified by email. Cheques must be made payable to CUVZS and posted by Fri October 14th to EMMA YOUNGS either in her pigeonhole at Pembroke or at the vet school.

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Tuesday October 25th 2011

An introduction to Lizard and Snake Medicine: Marie Kubiak 

RCVS certificate holder in Advanced Veterinary Practice with distinction in both the Avian and Reptile examinations, Marie has a particular interest in reptile medicine and surgery. She will give an introduction to both these areas.

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Tuesday November 1st 2011

Coping with Parrots in the Practice: John Chitty 

UK representative to the Board of the Association of Avian Veterinarians (AAV) and holder of certificate in Zoo Animal Medicine, John is always a lively and entertaining speaker. This time he is providing us with useful tips for dealing with parrots.

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Thursday November 3rd 2011

Vets and Wildlife EMS: Lorraine Scheepers  

Lorraine has flown all the way from South Africa to tell us about exciting Wildlife EMS opportunities in Sri Lanka, India, Malawi and South Africa.

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Tuesday November 8th 2011

Exotic Eyes: David Williams

Our very own specialist in all things ophthalmic, and known publisher of countless articles covering an extraordinary number of species. Will talk to us with infectious enthusiasm about the weird and wonderful world of exotic eyes.

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Wednesday November 23rd 2011

A guide to small mammal and rodent consultations: Will Lewis

After a fantastic talk last year, William is back again to give us a fascinating guide to small mammal and rodent consultations.

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Monday November 28th 2011

Exotic case studies and UK Wildlife legislation: John and Margaret Cooper

Internationally renowned husband and wife team and patrons of CUVZS, with combined expertise in Veterinary Pathology and Wildlife and Conservation Law. John and Margaret are coming to provide a grand finale to this term’s talks.

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Tuesday 1st March 2011 6.30pm

“From cats, dogs and cows… to tigers, wolves and wilderbeest” by zoo vet Jane Hopper (Howlett and Port Lympe Wild Animal Park)

CUVZS present the final talk of Lent Term and it’s set to be a good one with INTERACTIVE  handsets and the return of a PAST CUVZS PRESIDENT from the year 2000. Come along to take part in an interactive talk by applying your knowledge on dogs, cats, cows and other domestic animals to their wilder equivalents including wolves, tigers and wildebeest!

This will be the final talk organised by the CUVZS committee 2010-2011, and at the end of the talk we will welcome in the new CUVZS committee 2011-2012.

Hope to see lots of you there!

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Saturday, 26th February, 10am-1pm

“Raptor Morning” with Flight of the Falcon

Want some practical experience with raptors? Flight of the Falcon have kindly agreed to bring along some of their birds of prey for a talk in LT2 at the vet school followed by a practical hands on session with birds of prey in the indoor riding school.

Tickets are just £5 and there are only 30 spaces available! Tickets are now available for CUVZS members until Wednesday 16th February, after which the ticket sales will be opened to everyone on a first come first served basis.
To buy your ticket, simply write out a cheque for £5 payable to “CUVZS” and put it in Thom Jenkins’ pigeonhole at the vet school.

Hope to see you there!

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Wednesday 2nd February 2011, 6.30PM
“Zoo animal pathology: interesting case studies from London Zoo” by Edmund Flach

Come along to Lecture Theatre 2 at the vet school to hear all about common and interesting diseases in zoo animals from an expert in the field of zoo animal veterinary pathology, Edmund Flach (Zoological Society of London).

Free cakes, biscuits and drinks provided!

As usual, talks are free to CUVZS members and £1 for non-members.

Hope to see lots of you there!

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Saturday 22nd – Sunday 23rd January 2011

CUVZS Fourth Annual Symposium: “Experiencing Exotics / Working with Wildlife”

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Friday 14th January 2011, 6.30pm
“CAMELIDS: Quixotic clients, quirky physiology – the pleasures and the pitfalls” by Gina Bromage.

Come to the vet school Lecture Theatre 2 at 6.30pm on Friday 14th January to learn all you need to know about these highly interesting and increasingly popular animals. Gina is well known in the camelid veterinary field and we are very lucky to have her come to Cambridge vet school and hear her words of wisdom! Don’t miss out! There may even be some free food and drink …

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

See you all there!

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Tues 23rd November 2010, 6pm

“Pet poultry, popular patients in general practice” by Victoria Roberts

Due to a growing trend for backyard poultry pets, these birds (normally in cat baskets/cardboard boxes) are now a common sight in vet practice waiting rooms. Come along to hear about how to handle these species in your consult room and the common problems that you are likely to be confronted with.

Victoria Roberts is an honorary vet to the Poultry Club, has published 3 books on poultry and has over 36 years experience of breeding and judging exhibition poultry and waterfowl. She is also currently President of the British Veterinary Zoological Society so it’s a great honour to have her speak to us.

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

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Tuesday 16th November 2010, 6pm

“Herptile husbandry: it’s all in the history” by Bruce Maclean

Reptiles and amphibians, collectively known as “herptiles” make up an important and exciting part of the case-load in small animal practice. Come along to Lecture Theatre 2 at the vet school to hear Bruce Maclean, a full time exotics-only vet, tell us all about how to approach the reptile and amphibian consultation, and take part in an interactive session on common herptile case studies! FREE CAKE PROVIDED!

As usual, talks are free to members and £1 for non-members. To become a member, simply go to the membership link on our website or bring along a cheque payable to “CUVZS” for £7 to one of our talks.

Hope to see you there!

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Tuesday 2nd November 2010, 6pm
“EMS abroad: exciting new opportunities in South Africa, India and Egypt” by Vets and Wildlife.

Come along to the vet school to hear Dawn, head of “Vets and Wildlife”, tell us all about exciting EMS opportunities for pre clinical AND clinical vet students! Projects you can choose from include working with wildlife vets, elephants, lions, vervet monkeys, and horses in South Africa, street animals in India, neutering clinics in Egypt and many more!

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Monday 18th October 2010, 6pm
“Rabbits: Common problems and how to deal with them” by William Lewis

From vaccinations and blood sampling to rabbit spays and sludgy bladders! Come along to the vet school Lecture Theatre 2 at 6pm on Monday 18th October to hear William Lewis’s step by step guide to dealing with the most common rabbit cases seen in small animal practice – essential knowledge for the new graduate vet! With pet rabbits being the third most popular pet in the UK, this talk should be useful to us all!

As usual, talks cost £1 for non members and are free to members.

Hope to see you all there! FREE FOOD AND DRINKS PROVIDED!

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Tuesday 5th October 2010, 6pm
“A Veterinary and Legal Odyssey: Wildlife and exotics at home and abroad” by John and Margaret Cooper

Come along to the vet school Lecture Theatre 2 at 6pm on Tuesday 5th October to hear about the exciting travels of John and Margaret Cooper! They have extensive experience working around the world as an exotics and wildlife vet – lawyer team, and will be giving us useful tips on getting into the exotics/wildlife/zoo veterinary world at home and abroad.

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

We look forward to seeing you all there!

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Thursday 17th June 2010
CUVZS Garden Party

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Tuesday April 27th 2010
Fancy Rats!
Mary Giles

7pm, vet school lecture theatre 2

Know your bucks from your does? Know your American cinnamons from your American minks? Come along to hear Mary Giles talk to us about pet rats then meet the rats afterwards!
Mary is a fancy rat breeder from the Cambridge area and has a wealth of experience with fancy rat varieties, husbandry, health, diet, breeding and behaviour. This will be a fantastic opportunity to learn more about these increasingly popular pets!

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