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About Me

Farm animal care

While farm owners used to just think of their animals as a way to make money, I have noticed more and more farmers taking a holistic view of their animals health. Farmers are working on less stressful and more healthy farming techniques, and as a vet I approve. I am involved in helping prevent animal diseases as well as curing the animals when they get ill. I deal with a range of animals from the farm cat to horses and it's great being a valued member of the community. I hope you enjoy hearing the stories from my vet practise and can learn from them.

Middle Ear Infections In Turtles: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment Approach

Turtles are susceptible to developing middle ear infections, which can cause the ear cavity to become blocked with pus. The middle ear cavity is located under a thin layer of membrane behind the corner of the mouth, and if left untreated, a middle ear infection can spread to your turtle's jaw and skull. Here's an overview of the causes, symptoms and treatment approach for middle ear infections in turtles: Causes And Symptoms Read More 

Dealing With a Vet Emergency When You’re About to Go on Holiday

Animals always seem to have the worst timing. The cat goes nuts and breaks something important right before your important interview; your dog destroys that essential textbook when you have an assignment due and need to study. And, of course, possibly the worst of all: your beloved pet decides to get ill right when you're about to be away from home for a while. If you have an urgent situation that requires emergency vet treatment when you're about to go on holiday, it can double your worries. Read More 

5 Questions to Ask About Anesthesia for a Desexing Procedure

If it's time for your pet to be desexed, you need to take him or her to the vet for the procedure. In most cases, the vet will use general anesthesia to keep your pet comfortable. To ensure your pet is getting the best treatment possible, you may want to ask a few questions first. 1. Is It Possible to Use Topical Anesthesia? In most cases, the vet will need to use general anesthesia, but in some cases, the vet may be able to just use topical anesthesia. Read More 

Understanding Corneal Ulcers In Horses

The cornea is the clear membrane that covers the front of the eye. It's composed of collagen and protects the pupil and iris. The cornea is also required for light refraction, which ensures light entering the eye reaches the retina at the back of the eye at the correct angle for clear vision. Your horse can get a corneal ulcer as a result of trauma to the eye, such as rough contact with another horse, a foreign object or grit getting into the eye and scratching the outer layer of corneal cells. Read More 

Understanding Eye Inflammation In Rabbits

Eye inflammation, known as uveitis, typically affects the front of the eye in rabbits. It can occur at any age and is often caused by bacteria. Other causes include injury that leads to ulceration of the cornea, environmental irritants and autoimmune conditions, which can cause your rabbit's immune system to attack any part of their body and trigger inflammation. Here's an overview of the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment approach for eye inflammation in rabbits: Read More