Archive for November, 2014

The talk this week will be given by Iain Cope and will be entitled “Top ten commonest things seen in exotics practice” and will also include some of the more unusual cases he has seen. This will be an extremely useful talk for anyone planning on going into practice (exotics or not) – these are the commonest things seen so even normal general practices are likely to have these cases coming in.

As well as cats, dogs, rabbits and farm species, Iain’s work has included alpacas, lamas, chickens, children’s petting zoos and larger species in zoological collections. He then joined an exotics practice in London where he obtained his Certificate in Zoological Medicine. He then spent a year providing an exotics referral service for a large referral hospital, before joining Cambridge Veterinary Group in October 2013. Iain is passionate about conservation and education and has worked closely with wildlife and rehabilitation centres. He has also worked with injured marine mammals as an active Marine Mammal Medic.

As Usual, the talk will be at 6:30, with cake and drinks at 6:15.

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

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.