271 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

    • Science
    • 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.

    271: Sugar

    271: Sugar

    News







    * Long considered loners, many marsupials may have complex social lives* Vets to debate how to engage Gen Z at London Vet Show







    Main Topic: Sugar Glider Care







    Sugar Gliders are popular pets worldwide. These native Australian marsupials sure are cute - but how should they be kept and do they make good pets? Find out the lowdown on this exotic pet from 2 local Aussies (Brendan and Mark).







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    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.







    About Our Podcast







    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.

    • 26 min
    270: Pros or Cons?

    270: Pros or Cons?

    News







    Brendan rambles on about the Clarius wireless veterinary ultrasound machine.







    Main Topic: Pro and Prebiotic use in Rabbits







    It's a controversial topic this week: the value and use of probiotics and prebiotics in rabbits. Strap in, listen in.. and send us an email with your thoughts and comments to VetGurus@gmail.com







    Definitions from Wikipedia:







    Prebiotics are compounds in food that induce the growth or activity of beneficial microorganisms such as bacteria and fungi.[1] The most common example is in the gastrointestinal tract, where prebiotics can alter the composition of organisms in the gut microbiome.







    Probiotics are live microorganisms promoted with claims that they provide health benefits when consumed, generally by improving or restoring the gut flora. Probiotics are considered generally safe to consume, but may cause bacteria-host interactions and unwanted side effects in rare cases. There is some evidence that probiotics are beneficial for some conditions, but there is little evidence for many of the health benefits claimed for them.







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    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







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    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.







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    • 33 min
    269: Old Man

    269: Old Man

    News







    * Toxoplasmosis cases declining in high-income countries







    Main Topic: Old age in Wildlife







    A common reason for presentation of wildlife to veterinary clinics is age related disease. Often the animal presented needs to be euthanased due to the poor outlook, yet some vets make the mistake of not realising that it is 'time' for the aged animal.







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    All purchases help support our podcast , helping pay for our production costs. So the bonus for you is that you get some great merchandise and you feel good inside for supporting us - win:win.







    So click on this link and get shopping. Order now: VetGurus Shop.







    Say Hi!







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







    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.







    About Our Podcast







    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.







    Our podcast is for veterinarians, veterinary students and veterinary nurses/technicians.

    • 24 min
    268: Mouthy

    268: Mouthy

    News







    * ‘A beacon of hope’: Frog-saving push spawns zoo’s $500k breeding centre







    Main Topic: Turtle mouth Abscesses







    It's turtle time. How to deal with turtle mouth abscesses is this weeks main topic. Why do these occur and what is the bet approach - medical or surgical?







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    VetGurus Shop







    Checkout the VetGurus range of quirky, distinctive branded items.







    All purchases help support our podcast , helping pay for our production costs. So the bonus for you is that you get some great merchandise and you feel good inside for supporting us - win:win.







    So click on this link and get shopping. Order now: VetGurus Shop.







    Say Hi!







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







    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, 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.







    About Our Podcast







    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.







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

    • 35 min
    267: Tasty!

    267: Tasty!

    News







    * Jaw-dropping study reveals how pythons can devour super-size prey







    Main Topic: Intestinal obstruction in Ferrets







    Ferrets are inquisitive creatures. As a result they are prone to ingesting inappropriate items. This week we cover the diagnosis of intestinal obstruction in ferrets and walk through Mark and Brendan's preferred surgical techniques for obstructed ferrets.







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    VetGurus Shop







    Checkout the VetGurus range of quirky, distinctive branded items.







    All purchases help support our podcast , helping pay for our production costs. So the bonus for you is that you get some great merchandise and you feel good inside for supporting us - win:win.







    So click on this link and get shopping. Order now: VetGurus Shop.







    Say Hi!







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







    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.







    About Our Podcast







    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.







    Our podcast is for veterinarians, veterinary students and veterinary nurses/technicians.

    • 31 min
    266: It’s still lame

    266: It’s still lame

    News







    * ‘Wonderful nets’ of blood vessels protect dolphin and whale brains during dives







    Main Topic: Hindlimb weakness in Rabbits - Part 2







    It's part 2 of our rabbit hindlimb lameness topic this week.







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    VetGurus Shop







    Checkout the VetGurus range of quirky, distinctive branded items.







    All purchases help support our podcast , helping pay for our production costs. So the bonus for you is that you get some great merchandise and you feel good inside for supporting us - win:win.







    So click on this link and get shopping. Order now: VetGurus Shop.







    Say Hi!







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







    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.







    About Our Podcast







    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.







    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.







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    • 36 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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