Meet your vet
Welcome to our new Meet Your Vet series. This is your chance to get to know the amazing veterinarians that help out our animals. Learn a bit more about their life, their work and what they love and dislike the most about the job!
If you have a favourite veterinarian that you would love to see featured, let us know by emailing us their name and clinic details.
Dr Jacqui Johnston Interview: Holland Park and Carina Veterinary Clinics
Dr Jacqui Johnstone BSc BVMS is a small animal vet in Brisbane who manages to juggle the demands as a veterinarian with that of a family with young children. Read on to hear about how Dr Jacqui was drawn to a career in veterinary science and what she loves about her role in her Southside Brisbane community at Holland Park Carina Veterinary Clinics.
I always wanted to work with animals and being a
Dr Joei Potter Interview: Anaesthesia specialist University of Dublin
Dr Joei Potter works as a veterinary anaesthesia and pain specialist at the University of Dublin. Having graduated from Murdoch University in Australia, Dr Joei shares her story about why she chose to specialise in anaesthesia and the struggles she has seen in this profession.
The road to anaesthesia specialist
I am one of those infuriating people who knew what she wanted to be from a very young age.
My dad shares a story
Petstock Mount Gambier Vet: Interview with Dr Teresa Priddle
My story of how I ended up as a Petstock Mt Gambier Vet
I have always loved animals, especially horses, and ever since I can remember I always wanted to be a vet – except for a brief period when I wanted to be James Bond (according to a story I wrote in grade 5)!
I grew up in Mt Gambier South Australia, a large country town in a way due to agriculture industries.
Dr Tegan Stephens interview: unusual and exotic pet vet
Today we talk with Dr Tegan Stephens who works as an unusual and exotic pet vet in Sydney, Australia. Her days are filled with treating many different species of animals.
How I became an unusual and exotic pet vet
I’ve been reptile mad since I was a toddler and always had it in my head I would one day be a reptile vet.
While at university I realised it was very hard to have a
Dr Debbie Osborne Interview: Life at The Alice Springs Veterinary Hospital
Tell us a little about your life and how you got to Alice Springs
I grew up in “The Shire” and never dreamed I would end up living more than walking distance from a good surf beach, except if I were lucky enough to be able to work as a vet in a ski resort.
After working as a vet in Sydney for 18 months, I slowly made my way to the UK
Dental caries in horses: How to prevent holes in your horse's teeth?
Dental caries in horses! What? Do horses get cavities? They sure do. A hole in a tooth is called a carie and horses are just as prone to these as us humans.
In this Hey Doc tutorial, Dr Leigh discusses dental caries in horses with Dr Kirsten Jackson BSc BVMS (Hons) MANZCVS (Equine Dentistry) from Dental Vet in Perth, Australia.
Peripheral caries is a fairly severe form of dental decay in
Equine dentistry: How to care for your horse's teeth
In this tutorial, Dr Leigh speaks with equine dental vet Dr Olivia James BVSc(hons) MANZCVSc (Eq dentistry) Diplomate ICEVO CMAVA of Australian Veterinary Equine Dentistry, all about equine dentistry.
Horses differ from us and many other animals in that their teeth continually erupt. This means that horses require regular dental care to ensure that their mouth and teeth are functional and not causing pain.
Dr Olivia is a credentialed resident in advanced standing for AVDC (American veterinary
Hey Doc: What's the best teeth care for my pet?
In this week's Hey Doc tutorial Dr Leigh is joined by Dr Aaron Forsayeth from Advanced Animal Dentistry to talk all about our pets teeth.
We will cover:
1. Does my dog or cat need a dental cleaning?
2. Reasons why your pet needs a dental?
3. What dental disease is?
4. How to get tartar off dogs or cats teeth?
5. How do dental chews work?
6. Dental diets and do they work?
Lots of information will be
Hey Doc: Horse breeding Tips for breeding your mare
In this Hey Doc tutorial Dr Leigh speaks with guest, specialist equine reproduction vet Dr Simon Robinson from Victorian Equine Group, all about horse breeding tips for breeding your mare.
Many of us would love to breed a foal so if this is you, take a listen and learn what you need to prepare to have a successful outcome.
Learn more about:
What you need to consider prior to breeding your mare
How To Care For Pocket Pets: Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, Ferrets, Rats and Mice
Are you thinking of introducing a pocket pet to your family? Maybe you just want to know that you are on track with how to care for pocket pets like rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs or rats/mice?
In this special episode of Ask The Vet with Dr Leigh, we are joined by special guest Dr Bree from the Avian Reptile and Exotic Vet Hospital in Sydney to talk everything pocket pet.
If you have