349 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.

    349: Turtle Soup 2

    349: Turtle Soup 2

    News:









    * Avian Influenza update In Australia







    * Saving Golden-shouldered parrots









    Main Topic: Oedema/coelomic effusion in freshwater turtles







    It's time to talk about puffy turtles. What causes oedema or coelomic effusion in chelonians, how do we treat it and what causes it? Listen in to find the answers!







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    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,

    • 35 min
    348: Sweet Bird

    348: Sweet Bird

    News:









    * This cyborg cockroach could be the future of earthquake search and rescue







    * Threatened species have declined 2% a year since 2000. Nature positive? Far from it.









    Main Topic: Diabetes in Birds







    We dig deep into avian diabetes this week. Strap in and hang on!







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    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,

    • 28 min
    347: Lead Foot

    347: Lead Foot

    News:









    * Native bats should be celebrated like other Australian wildlife







    * Australia’s back yard chicken owners urged to implement biosecurity measures in case of bird flu outbreak









    Main Topic: Lead poisoning in Birds







    Mark provides his top 5 tips about lead poisoning in birds.







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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

    • 23 min
    346: Lumpy Mouth

    346: Lumpy Mouth

    News:









    * Isolation of aerobic bacteria from abscesses and wounds in rabbits and antibiotic susceptibility testing of Staphylococcus spp. and Pseudomonas spp. isolates.









    Main Topic: Mouth issues in freshwater turtles







    Mouth issues are commonly seen in pet freshwater turtles. We discuss why this occurs and how to treat and prevent. Do you see mouth issues in turtles?







    VetGurus Merchandise - VetGurus Etsy Store







    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 great podcasts aimed specifically at pet owners.

    • 38 min
    345: Shredded!

    345: Shredded!

    News:









    * ‘Massive surveillance failure’: Fire ant infestation sparks fear of undetected spread







    * Deaths of 120 Amazon dolphins linked to severe drought, high temperatures









    Main Topic: Shedding in Reptiles







    We cover the broad topic of skin shedding in reptiles this week. What is a normal shed and what causes abnormal shedding (dysecdysis)? Listen on! Note that we have discussed dysecdysis previously back in March 2022 (Episode 233) - so time for an update and overview.







    VetGurus Merchandise - VetGurus Etsy Store







    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

    • 39 min
    344: Shanghai

    344: Shanghai

    News:









    * Australian shepherds are soaring in popularity – but are they doggone Aussies?









    Main Topic: Travel







    Brendan discusses his recent trip to Shanghai, China and teaching exotics pet medicine and surgery.







    VetGurus Merchandise - VetGurus Etsy Store







    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.

    • 31 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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