194 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.

    194: Air

    194: Air

    News







    Study reveals dog breeds most at risk of anal sac disorders







    Giant tortoises found to be trainable and to have long memories







    200th Episode Giveaway







    We are approaching our 200th episode milestone. To celebrate we have a swag of prizes to giveaway. It's easy to enter: Just send us an email.... it's that easy. Send your details to vetgurus@gmail.com and you are entered into the give-away. How easy is that? It would be great if you include a little bit about yourself, and even better if you subscribe, if not already done so.







    Main Topic: Anaesthesia of Birds







    We summaries avian anaesthesia this week. Although we covered this topic way back in Episode 28: Bird Breath, we revisit and update our comments on this topic.







    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.

    • 46 min
    193: GNN (Guru Network News)

    193: GNN (Guru Network News)

    News







    Cambodia’s land-mine sniffing hero rat retires after five years







    Last wild macaw in Rio is lonely and looking for love







    Yawning helps lions synchronize their groups’ movements







    Penguins shoot 'poop bombs' more than 4 feet, incredibly important study finds







    200th Episode Giveaway







    We are approaching our 200th episode milestone. To celebrate we have a swag of prizes to giveaway. It's easy to enter: Just send us an email.... it's that easy. Send your details to vetgurus@gmail.com and you are entered into the give-away. How easy is that? It would be great if you include a little bit about yourself, and even better if you subscribe, if not already done so.







    Main Topic: News Update







    It's a news catch-up this week. Get yourself up to date with the latest in veterinary and wildlife news from your trusted news editors at VetGurus!







    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 clean...

    • 35 min
    Mullet

    Mullet

    News







    Kangaroos can learn to ask for help from humans just like dogs do







    Gray wolves scare deer from roads, reducing dangerous collisions







    200th Episode Giveaway







    We are approaching our 200th episode milestone. To celebrate we have a swag of prizes to giveaway. It's easy to enter: Just send us an email.... it's that easy. Send your details to vetgurus@gmail.com and you are entered into the give-away. How easy is that? It would be great if you include a little bit about yourself, and even better if you subscribe, if not already done so.







    Main Topic: Feather Picking in birds







    It's a big-un this week: the old chestnut of feather picking in birds.... Why do they do it? How to prevent it? What is meaning of the word mullet? All explained in this week's episode.







    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, 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.

    • 35 min
    191: Piggy Parts

    191: Piggy Parts

    News







    Veterinary researcher explores 'dogness'







    GPS tracker on wedgies gives us a bird’s eye view







    200th Episode Giveaway







    We are approaching our 200th episode milestone. To celebrate we have a swag of prizes to giveaway. It's easy to enter: Just send us an email.... it's that easy. Send your details to vetgurus@gmail.com and you are entered into the give-away. How easy is that? It would be great if you include a little bit about yourself, and even better if you subscribe, if not already done so.







    Main Topic: Desexing Female Guinea Pigs







    In our ongoing desexing series, this week we discuss desexing of female guinea pigs. Brendan and Mark cover the different surgical approaches and tips to help the surgery go to plan and stress free.







    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

    • 41 min
    190: Temper, Temper

    190: Temper, Temper

    News







    Birds make you as happy as money, study finds







    Darius, the world’s longest rabbit, is stolen from his home







    200th Episode Giveaway







    We are approaching our 200th episode milestone. To celebrate we have a swag of prizes to giveaway. It's easy to enter: Just send us an email.... it's that easy. Send your details to vetgurus@gmail.com and you are entered into the give-away. How easy is that? It would be great if you include a little bit about yourself, and even better if you subscribe, if not already done so.







    Main Topic: Distemper in Ferrets







    Distemper has been reported worldwide in pet ferrets. This week we highlight the unique signs of distemper in ferrets. We also discuss treatment and prevention 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.

    • 33 min
    189: Gulp

    189: Gulp

    News







    Millions of dead jellyfish are washing up around the world. 'The blob' could be to blame.







    Cause of mysterious bald eagle deaths found after 25 years







    Main Topic: Aneurysms in Bearded dragons







    This week we discuss a peculiar condition seen in bearded dragons - aneurysms of the head/neck region.







    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, 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.







    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.

    • 30 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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