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  • J wrote a new post, Small cat vet, on the site Myvetdiary 7 months ago

    Just had my first morning at the vets I’m at this week. I saw a few consultations. The first was for a cat that needed a new bandage. He had got a nasty gash in the hind leg but now it was healing well. […]

  • J wrote a new post, Small animal practice Scotland, on the site Myvetdiary 1 year ago

    D veterinary group comprises of 4 small animal clinics with D being the main one with most of the facilities. The other clinics do not have operating theatres, only consultation rooms. It sounds like an […]

  • J wrote a new post, Mayhew Animal Home , on the site Myvetdiary 1 year ago

    This week I went to visit my friend who works at the Mayhew Animal Home in London. He kindly gave me a whistle stop tour and I learnt about some of the many things the charity get up to.

    The Mayhew at it’s […]

  • J wrote a new post, The Dick vet scool , on the site Myvetdiary 1 year, 1 month ago

    I will be applying to study at The Royal Dick School of Veterinary medicine for next year so I’d like to look up more about their course in preparation for the open day.

    What particularly appeals to me about […]

  • J wrote a new post, Urolithiasis , on the site Myvetdiary 1 year, 1 month ago

    Here’s a post I wrote when I was on holiday in France.

    Urolithiasis

    It was Friday afternoon, my last afternoon at the vets and I was just expecting to see a few more consultations. However, the vet told me […]

  • ThumbnailI saw a very special operation when I was volunteering in Malawi on a female dog with a broken femur. During the days when we were vaccinating if we saw a very sick dog needing immediate veterinary attention we […]

  • J wrote a new post, Family dairy farm (2), on the site Myvetdiary 1 year, 1 month ago

    I’ve just started a week on a second diary farm and already it is very different to my 1st dairy farm so there is lots to write about!

    I arrived at about 6:30am and this is when the cows come in for milking. In […]

  • because it’s a simple difference

    The word ‘hay’ refers to the entire harvested plant, including the seed heads. Most hay is grown to be used as animal feed, and is generally rye, alfalfa or a specialized grass. […]

  • J wrote a new post, Zoo farm, on the site Myvetdiary 1 year, 1 month ago

    I started my week of work experience at a Zoo farm today. The zoo farm is quite large and it’s home to a wide range of zoo animals such as Bison, Giraffes and elephants but also some farm animals.

    We worked […]

  • J wrote a new post, Operations!!, on the site Myvetdiary 1 year, 1 month ago

    I have been lucky enough to observe a bitch spay, rabbit castration, rabbit spay and bitch spay followed by leg amputation. Pregnant cat spay and umbilical hernia on a heifer calf.

    The bitch spay I saw was on a […]

  • Today was the start of the 2nd week at the diary farm. This morning the farmer took me to his office and explained to me a lot of his paperwork. He keeps a calving book; a record of all the calves born on the farm […]

  • J wrote a new post, Diary farm quick fire, on the site Myvetdiary 1 year, 2 months ago

    The Milk-

    The parlour ? herringbone, price per litre of milk Vs cost of production of 1 litre? is the farmer always paid the same for a litre of milk? why not? (bonuses and penalties for milk quality) how many […]

  • J wrote a new post, The milking routine, on the site Myvetdiary 1 year, 2 months ago

    Just a summary of the milking process at the diary farm.

    The farmer starts by switching on the pumps and the parlor comes to life. It’s quite noisy and it’s a mix of the sound of water under pressure and the […]

  • J wrote a new post, Cat show craziness, on the site Myvetdiary 1 year, 2 months ago

    I  was on holiday this past week and managed to finish reading a book on sheep health and husbandry (it was great and had lots of pictures!) but I also still wanted to write something, so I decided to write about […]

  • I’ve just come back home from my first day working at a diary farm. It was a hard day of work and I know that I will learn a lot over the next two weeks, especially if I keep nagging  the guys that work there and […]

  • J wrote a new post, Stable tales day 5 & 6, on the site Myvetdiary 1 year, 2 months ago

    ThumbnailFriday 2nd July

    This morning I began by readying some stables before mucking out the two paddocks. We also did quite a lot of grooming. I now that there are many brushes that exist: body brush, dandy brush, […]

  • J wrote a new post, Small vet practice fun , on the site Myvetdiary 1 year, 2 months ago

    ThumbnailA few weeks ago I completed a week of work experience at a small animal vet practice. Strangely enough, like all my other placements I’ve done I really enjoyed myself! Most of my time was spent watching […]

  • J wrote a new post, Stable tales day 3 & 4, on the site Myvetdiary 1 year, 2 months ago

    ThumbnailThursday 30th June

    This morning I started by helping to ready a stable (filling a hay bag, changing the water and mucking out). The ponies eat about 1 hay bag each morning and afternoon and they get 2 buckets […]

  • J wrote a new post, Stable tales day 2, on the site Myvetdiary 1 year, 3 months ago

    Just a short post to sum up my day. I arrived in the morning and helped feed the horses, then i mucked out the 2 fields again. We spent the rest of the morning setting up a show jumping track in a paddock. The […]

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