138 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
    • 4.4, 14 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.

    Bung: 138

    Bung: 138

    News







    * How did this rare pink manta get its colour?* Lizards keep it local when it comes to colour change















    Main Topic: Constipation in reptiles







    "My snake has not defaecated in 2 months..". Not an uncommon conversation with a client. This week we talk about constipation in reptiles. How often should reptiles defaecate - what is normal? What are the telltale signs of constipation, and how do we approach this sticky problem?















    Don't be Shy - say Hi!







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







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    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.







    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

    • 47 min
    Frog in your Mouth: 137

    Frog in your Mouth: 137

    News







    * A better pregnancy test for whales* Bears Kept Stealing Honey From This Man’s Bee Farm, So He Turned Them Into Honey Tasters* Scientists recruit albatrosses to patrol the ocean for illegal fishing boats* University of South Australia research reveals dogs, cats and lizards are a vital lifeline for the elderly







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    Review







    Mark reviews the book Dark Emu. He gives it a 9 out of 10.















    Main Topic: Toxicity of Frogs to Dogs







    This week's topic is bit of an unusual one - even for the VetGurus! Mark and Brendan discuss the toxicity of Green Tree Frogs to dogs.







    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.







    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.







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

    • 37 min
    No Flies on Me: 136

    No Flies on Me: 136

    News







    * Don't blame bats for their zoonotic viruses* Winter, the llama: cuddly and full of antibodies to fight coronavirus















    Main Topic: Flystrike in Rabbits







    Flystrike can be a devastating disease for pets. Rabbits are one species particularly prone to myiasis. Brendan and Mark discuss treatment options and prevention for fly strike in rabbits.















    Don't be Shy - say Hi!







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







    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.







    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

    • 38 min
    Chips: 135

    Chips: 135

    News







    * Flamingos' complex social lives include friends, enemies and maybe even frenemies* App to help owners monitor congestive heart failure in their pets







    Review







    When times get tough.. tough men get the Remington Rapid Cut Turbo. Brendan reviews this hair clipper he recently purchased, to avoid the hairdresser/barber during lockdown. His family at home can express their creative instincts on his cranium. Rating: 8.6/10.







    Main Topic: Microchip implantation







    We get chipping this week - It's all about microchips in all sorts of species. How to implant, where in the animal to place the implant, details about scanning, ID etc.















    Don't be Shy - say Hi!







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







    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.







    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

    • 48 min
    Pick Me: 134

    Pick Me: 134

    News







    * The ‘cone of shame’ makes pets miserable* Do rabbits need each other? Effects of single versus paired housing on rabbit body temperature and behaviour in a UK shelter







    Review







    We just had to review it - you know what we are talking about: Tiger King, the series on Netflix. What do we score it out of 10: we can't say here - just listen to the podcast!







    Main Topic: Pick Me - Getting into Veterinary Science and choosing a path once graduated







    This week we try to answer two common questions we receive via email: How do I get into a veterinary related course? and How do I get into the field of interest once I graduate? Great questions, and no wonder they are commonly asked.







    Links







    Unusual Pet and Avian Veterinarians







    Wildlife Disease Association







    Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians







    Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians















    Don't be Shy - say Hi!







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







    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.







    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.







    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.

    • 46 min
    Home Alone: 133

    Home Alone: 133

    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







    News







    * SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19): Fomites, Pets, & Transmission* Plague Inc. gives a quarter of a million dollars to fight COVID-19







    Main Topic: Home visits







    Most veterinarians will have performed home visits at some time in their careers. With the recent events surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, Brendan and Mark discuss the logistics of doing a home visit to pets in need during these trying times.







    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.







    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.







    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.







    Don't be Shy - say Hi!







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

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 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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