Linton Zoo Trip!
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!
Stay tuned for details of CUVZS’s next event – our annual garden party!
Tickets for the CUVZS Symposium 2012 are now SOLD OUT! Hope that everyone who managed to get a ticket is looking forward to it, final details will be sent out to you shortly.
The deadline for tickets for the CUVZS Symposium fast approaches! On Tuesday 10th January at midnight, ticket sales will close, and so anyone who wants to snap up the last few remaining tickets now is your last chance! On purchasing a ticket please email Emma Youngs (Treasurer) at firstname.lastname@example.org to provide information on your dietary requirements for the Dinner.
The much awaited 5th CUVZS symposium will be taking place on the 21st-22nd January 2012!
Veterinary Conservation Medicine: From Individual to Ecosystem
The symposium will open with a plenary speech by Dr Lee Durrell, Honorary Director of the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust. This will be followed by a series of talks, seminars and practical sessions given by inspirational veterinarians from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), International Zoo Veterinary Group (IZVG) and many more.
Tickets will be available for purchase from Monday 14th November. For more information about the symposium and to get your ticket see the symposium section here. Ticket prices are £45 for CUVZS members and £49 for non-members.
THE ALPACA HANDLING SESSION IS NOW FULLY BOOKED. However, there are still places for the talk, so please come along!
Saturday October 22nd
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 email@example.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.
SATURDAY 21st MAY 2011
On Saturday the new CUVZS committee organised a daytrip to a local falconry centre. The event was a great introduction to raptor care, management and husbandry. Raptors present included the Harris hawk, peregrine falcon, saker, eurasian kestrel and barn owl. There were even some chicks to help feed- a young barn owl and eurasian eagle owl!
Picking up and carrying were demonstrated and practised by the participants, and a flying display was given.
Feeding and weight managment and breeding were discussed, and the participants the techniques for imping, coping, casting, splinting and crop tubing.
All in all a fantastic day out, with alot learnt about these stunning birds.
For more information on the trip, click the link: Flight of the Falcon
Click here to see the full album
TUESDAY, 1ST MARCH, 6.30PM, LT2 at the vet school
“From cats, dogs and cows… to tigers, wolves and wilderbeest” by zoo vet Jane Hopper (Howlett and Port Lympe Wild Animal Park)
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.
Saturday, 26th February, 10am-1pm
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!