184 episodes

Veterinary Education/Entertainment Talk. Current topics in veterinary medicine and surgery. News, Questions and Answers, case reports and more. For veterinarians, veterinary students and veterinary technicians/nurses.

Veterinary Podcast by the VetGuru‪s‬ Brendan Carmel and Mark Simpson

    • Natural Sciences
    • 4.3 • 15 Ratings

Veterinary Education/Entertainment Talk. Current topics in veterinary medicine and surgery. News, Questions and Answers, case reports and more. For veterinarians, veterinary students and veterinary technicians/nurses.

    Full Tilt: 184

    Full Tilt: 184

    News







    Man arrested after taking daughter, 2, into zoo elephant habitat







    Octopus dreams more like gifs than visions: scientist







    Review: The Dry







    Brendan gives a brief review of the Australian film The Dry, a mystery thriller film. The locations of the film were in Brendan's home state of Victoria, Australia. He thoroughly enjoyed it and scored it 8.6/10.







    Main Topic: Encephalitozoon cuniculi in Rabbits







    Our main topic this week is a mouthful: Encephalitozoon cuniculi in rabbits. Let's just call it what most clients and vets refer it as - 'EC'. We delve deep into this organism, its effect on rabbits and the controversy of treatment options.







    Don't be Shy - say Hi!







    Send us an email: VetGurus@Gmail.com. We love hearing from our listeners - give us a yell now!















    About our Podcast







    Our podcast is for veterinarians, veterinary students and veterinary nurses/technicians. If you are at pet owner please search elsewhere - there are lots of great podcasts aimed specifically at pet owners.







    The veterinary podcast about veterinary medicine and surgery, current news items of interest, case reports and anecdotes. Wait: It’s not all about veterinary matters! We also discuss other areas we are passionate about, including photography and wildlife. Thanks for joining us - Brendan and Mark.















    Become a Patron







    Become a Patron of VetGurus: Support us by 'throwing a bone' to the VetGurus - a small regular donation to help pay for our production costs. It's easy; just go to our Patreon site. You can be a rabbit.. or an echidna.. one day we are hoping for a Guru level patron! https://www.patreon.com/VetGurus







    Support our sponsors







    Microchips Australia: Microchips Australia is the Australian distributor for: Trovan microchips, readers and reading systems; Lone Star Veterinary Retractor systems and Petrek GPS tracking products. Microchips Australia is run by veterinarians experienced in small and large animal as well as avian and exotic practice, they know exactly what is needed for your practice.







    Specialised Animal Nutrition. Specialised Animal Nutrition is the Australian distributor of Oxbow Animal Health products. Used and recommended by top exotic animal veterinarians around the globe,  the Oxbow range comprises premium life-staged feeds and supportive care products for small herbivores.







    Chemical Essentials. Cleaning and disinfection products and solutions for a wide variety of industries throughout Australia,

    • 50 min
    Babbler Birds and Sea Slugs: 183

    Babbler Birds and Sea Slugs: 183

    News







    Lort Smith helps cure misery for rare baby macaw







    Long-Lost Babbler Bird Documented in Borneo for the First Time in Over 170 Years







    Bees revealed as Australia’s most dangerous venomous creature







    Rats with poisonous hairdos live surprisingly sociable private lives







    First great apes at U.S. zoo receive COVID-19 vaccine made for animals







    Small, cute, weird: Some sea slugs grow new bodies after losing head







    Don't be Shy - say Hi!







    Send us an email: VetGurus@Gmail.com. We love hearing from our listeners - give us a yell now!















    About our Podcast







    Our podcast is for veterinarians, veterinary students and veterinary nurses/technicians. If you are at pet owner please search elsewhere - there are lots of great podcasts aimed specifically at pet owners.







    The veterinary podcast about veterinary medicine and surgery, current news items of interest, case reports and anecdotes. Wait: It’s not all about veterinary matters! We also discuss other areas we are passionate about, including photography and wildlife. Thanks for joining us - Brendan and Mark.















    Become a Patron







    Become a Patron of VetGurus: Support us by 'throwing a bone' to the VetGurus - a small regular donation to help pay for our production costs. It's easy; just go to our Patreon site. You can be a rabbit.. or an echidna.. one day we are hoping for a Guru level patron! https://www.patreon.com/VetGurus







    Support our sponsors







    Chemical Essentials. Cleaning and disinfection products and solutions for a wide variety of industries throughout Australia, as well as specific markets in New Zealand, Singapore and Papua New Guinea. The sole importer of the internationally acclaimed F10SC Disinfectant and its related range of advanced cleaning, personal hygiene and animal skin care products.







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    • 34 min
    One lump or two?: 182

    One lump or two?: 182

    News







    Small fish have big impact on marine populations, research finds







    A blue-green glow adds to platypuses’ long list of bizarre features







    Brendan and Mark Feature in Vet Practice Magazine March 2021







    Main Topic: Lumps in snake







    Lumpy and bumpy snakes. Those of us who see reptiles regularly will recognise this as a common presentation. We walk though the process of determining the cause of lumps in snakes, together with diagnostics tips, and an overview of treatment options.







    Don't be Shy - say Hi!







    Send us an email: VetGurus@Gmail.com. We love hearing from our listeners - give us a yell now!















    About our Podcast







    Our podcast is for veterinarians, veterinary students and veterinary nurses/technicians. If you are at pet owner please search elsewhere - there are lots of great podcasts aimed specifically at pet owners.







    The veterinary podcast about veterinary medicine and surgery, current news items of interest, case reports and anecdotes. Wait: It’s not all about veterinary matters! We also discuss other areas we are passionate about, including photography and wildlife. Thanks for joining us - Brendan and Mark.















    Become a Patron







    Become a Patron of VetGurus: Support us by 'throwing a bone' to the VetGurus - a small regular donation to help pay for our production costs. It's easy; just go to our Patreon site. You can be a rabbit.. or an echidna.. one day we are hoping for a Guru level patron! https://www.patreon.com/VetGurus







    Support our sponsors







    Specialised Animal Nutrition. Specialised Animal Nutrition is the Australian distributor of Oxbow Animal Health products. Used and recommended by top exotic animal veterinarians around the globe,  the Oxbow range comprises premium life-staged feeds and supportive care products for small herbivores.







    Chemical Essentials. Cleaning and disinfection products and solutions for a wide variety of industries throughout Australia, as well as specific markets in New Zealand, Singapore and Papua New Guinea. The sole importer of the internationally acclaimed F10SC Disinfectant and its related range of advanced cleaning, personal hygiene and animal skin care products.







    Microchips Australia: Microchips Australia is the Australian distributor for: Trovan microchips, readers and reading systems; Lone Star Veterinary Retractor systems and Petrek GPS tracking products. Microchips Australia is run by veterinarians experienced in small and large animal as well as avian and exotic practice, they know exactly what is needed for your practice.







    Disclaimer







    Any discussion of medical or veterinary matters is of a general nature.

    • 42 min
    Shaken not Stirred: 181

    Shaken not Stirred: 181

    News







    Scientist abuzz as bee thought ‘extinct’ for 100 years lands near him







    These Arctic squirrels recycle bits of their own bodies to survive winter







    Review: Talkatoo Veterinary Dictation Software







    We review Talkatoo, a desktop voice dictation software package. This is tailored for veterinarians (with a medical dictionary and ability to add any word to the vocabulary) and extremely useful for integrating with your practice management software - it works with all veterinary practice management software. The beauty of this software is its simplicity: download the app to a PC or Mac, install and use. Learn more about it in our review of go to the Talkatoo website. Bottom line: it's very good, easy to use, fast, and works with virtually any application on a PC or a Mac. In fact, Brendan is using the dictation software now to dictate this. Vets using Talkatoo in their practice find it a huge time saver.







    Disclaimer: We were provided with review copies of the software and microphones; however, as always, we aim to provide an independent view of any item or product discussed in our podcast.







    Main Topic: Gastrointestinal Stasis in Guinea Pigs







    Gastrointestinal stasis aka ileus or 'gut stasis' in Guinea Pigs is our main topic this week. We dig deep into the guts of the matter and provide insights into this disease syndrome.







    Don't be Shy - say Hi!







    Send us an email: VetGurus@Gmail.com. We love hearing from our listeners - give us a yell now!















    About our Podcast







    Our podcast is for veterinarians, veterinary students and veterinary nurses/technicians. If you are at pet owner please search elsewhere - there are lots of great podcasts aimed specifically at pet owners.







    The veterinary podcast about veterinary medicine and surgery, current news items of interest, case reports and anecdotes. Wait: It’s not all about veterinary matters! We also discuss other areas we are passionate about, including photography and wildlife. Thanks for joining us - Brendan and Mark.















    Become a Patron







    Become a Patron of VetGurus: Support us by 'throwing a bone' to the VetGurus - a small regular donation to help pay for our production costs. It's easy; just go to our Patreon site. You can be a rabbit.. or an echidna.. one day we are hoping for a Guru level patron! https://www.patreon.com/VetGurus







    Support our sponsors







    Microchips Australia: Microchips Australia is the Australian distributor for: Trovan microchips, readers and reading systems; Lone Star Veterinary Retractor systems and Petrek GPS tracking products. Microchips Australia is run by veterinarians experienced in small and large animal as well as avian and exotic practice, they know exactly what is needed for your practice.







    Specialised Animal Nutrition.

    • 46 min
    Fun Times

    Fun Times

    News







    Wisdom, the world’s oldest known wild bird, has another chick







    Doris the lady lizard now appears to be male, stunning scientists







    Review: THX1138







    Mark and Brendan review a science fiction classic movie: THX1138. It's a very high 9.8 out of 10 from Mark, and 9.5 from Brendan.







    Main Topic: Environmental Enrichment in Snakes







    Mark and Brendan discuss environmental enrichment in captive snakes; what is it; why is it important, and how to do it.







    Don't be Shy - say Hi!







    Send us an email: VetGurus@Gmail.com. We love hearing from our listeners - give us a yell now!















    About our Podcast







    Our podcast is for veterinarians, veterinary students and veterinary nurses/technicians. If you are at pet owner please search elsewhere - there are lots of great podcasts aimed specifically at pet owners.







    The veterinary podcast about veterinary medicine and surgery, current news items of interest, case reports and anecdotes. Wait: It’s not all about veterinary matters! We also discuss other areas we are passionate about, including photography and wildlife. Thanks for joining us - Brendan and Mark.















    Become a Patron







    Become a Patron of VetGurus: Support us by 'throwing a bone' to the VetGurus - a small regular donation to help pay for our production costs. It's easy; just go to our Patreon site. You can be a rabbit.. or an echidna.. one day we are hoping for a Guru level patron! https://www.patreon.com/VetGurus







    Support our sponsors







    Chemical Essentials. Cleaning and disinfection products and solutions for a wide variety of industries throughout Australia, as well as specific markets in New Zealand, Singapore and Papua New Guinea. The sole importer of the internationally acclaimed F10SC Disinfectant and its related range of advanced cleaning, personal hygiene and animal skin care products.







    Microchips Australia: Microchips Australia is the Australian distributor for: Trovan microchips, readers and reading systems; Lone Star Veterinary Retractor systems and Petrek GPS tracking products. Microchips Australia is run by veterinarians experienced in small and large animal as well as avian and exotic practice, they know exactly what is needed for your practice.







    Specialised Animal Nutrition. Specialised Animal Nutrition is the Australian distributor of Oxbow Animal Health products. Used and recommended by top exotic animal veterinarians around the globe,  the Oxbow range comprises premium life-staged feeds and supportive care products for small herbivores.







    Disclaimer







    Any discussion of medical or veterinary matters is of a general nature.

    • 43 min
    Snot: 179

    Snot: 179

    News







    University of York study investigates impact of pets on mental health during lockdown







    Disabled fish gets special life jacket made to help him swim







    Main Topic: Control and Ethics of treating Respiratory Disease in Rodents







    A double discussion this week: Mark and Brendan outline their preferred treatment and control programs for pet rodents with chronic respiratory disease. They also discuss the ethics of treating this condition in these species.







    Don't be Shy - say Hi!







    Send us an email: VetGurus@Gmail.com. We love hearing from our listeners - give us a yell now!















    About our Podcast







    Our podcast is for veterinarians, veterinary students and veterinary nurses/technicians. If you are at pet owner please search elsewhere - there are lots of great podcasts aimed specifically at pet owners.







    The veterinary podcast about veterinary medicine and surgery, current news items of interest, case reports and anecdotes. Wait: It’s not all about veterinary matters! We also discuss other areas we are passionate about, including photography and wildlife. Thanks for joining us - Brendan and Mark.















    Become a Patron







    Become a Patron of VetGurus: Support us by 'throwing a bone' to the VetGurus - a small regular donation to help pay for our production costs. It's easy; just go to our Patreon site. You can be a rabbit.. or an echidna.. one day we are hoping for a Guru level patron! https://www.patreon.com/VetGurus







    Support our sponsors







    Specialised Animal Nutrition. Specialised Animal Nutrition is the Australian distributor of Oxbow Animal Health products. Used and recommended by top exotic animal veterinarians around the globe,  the Oxbow range comprises premium life-staged feeds and supportive care products for small herbivores.







    Chemical Essentials. Cleaning and disinfection products and solutions for a wide variety of industries throughout Australia, as well as specific markets in New Zealand, Singapore and Papua New Guinea. The sole importer of the internationally acclaimed F10SC Disinfectant and its related range of advanced cleaning, personal hygiene and animal skin care products.







    Microchips Australia: Microchips Australia is the Australian distributor for: Trovan microchips, readers and reading systems; Lone Star Veterinary Retractor systems and Petrek GPS tracking products. Microchips Australia is run by veterinarians experienced in small and large animal as well as avian and exotic practice, they know exactly what is needed for your practice.







    Disclaimer







    Any discussion of medical or veterinary matters is of a general nature. Consult a veterinarian with experience in the appropriate field for specific information relating to topics mentioned in our podcast or on our website.

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

lemicky23 ,

Aspiring wildlife/conservation vet

Love listening to you guys even if it takes a little bumbling before reaching the bigger juicier topics in vet science. Particularly enjoyed the discussion with David Middleton discussing the philosophy of not compromising ethical values for business in zoos as well as the necessity for providing analgesics for wildlife patients!

Listening in I’ve been inspired to investigate my childhood dream of being a hands-on animal doctor for the pursuit of conservation (aka a wildlife vet). I completed a bachelor of Science (biology 1st class honours) from the university of Wollongong currently working as a research assistant at USYD investigating the molecular mechanisms of epigenetics.

At the ripe old age of 27 becoming a wildlife vet seems like a very long and challenging process (some would suggest impossible) given:
a) the fees of a DVM
b) the over-saturation of veterinarians and competition for positions as a wildlife/zoo vet
c) the volunteering or “internship” roles required to get a foot in the door

If I were to pursue this dream and start a DVM, can you give me suggestions for:

1) which university is best to apply for?

2) how can I maximise my chances of receiving a commonwealth supported place

3) what kind of internships/placements should I aim for during my studies

4) how should I finance my studies with work/what scholarships should I apply for?

5) what are the job prospects for a new vet grad and more specifically for a wildlife/zoo vet?

6) Finally, what advice would you give to your younger self before beginning a degree and career in veterinary medicine?

Maddie Rowe ,

Easy and informative listening for those long car drives

I really enjoy listening to these podcasts when I'm driving around the country. I learn new info about exotic animal medicine (from two of the best!) and enjoy the friendly banter between the two hosts.

tom Vowell. ,

Good job

Fantastic variety of topics from two very smart and funny vets. A must subscribe podcast

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