Veterinary Medicine

RCVS keen on sharing your data

During my recent review of my RCVS membership information online I came upon the main form in which you can amend various details like your address, contact info, qualifications etc. However then I came to the section “Third party use of data” with the text The compulsory published information may be sold or supplied to third parties for non-statutory purposes (for example charitable or commercial use) and may be sent outside the European Economic Area.

My latest cat bite

Not that I think I will be slowly morphing into a human-feline mutant but I was surprised how badly I responded to a recent cat bite I sustained during my locuming in in a small animal practice in Blackpool. Since I graduated from the vet school in 1998 I have had a few bites and lots of scratches from my dearest feline friends but I have never had to seek medical help before.

New outlook

Not written here for a while so I will be brief: Today was the last day at The Fenton Veterinary Practice - my employer for the last 5 years. Starting my own business as a locum veterinary surgeon. I incorporated my own limited company Pet Doc Martin Created a new website PetDocMartin.co.uk Created a Facebook page, LinkedIn page, Twitter page and VetSurgeon page My first contract will take e to London.

Britanija spreminja pogoje za prihod hišnih ljubljencev v državo

Od 1. januarja 2012 se bodo omilila pravila, ki pogojujejo vstop psov, mačk in dihurjev v Veliko Britanijo. Živali, ki vstopajo iz drugih EU držav (razen Švedske in Irske) ter določenih tretjih držav bodo še vedno morale biti čipirane in cepljene proti steklini, ne bo pa več potrebno opravljati serološke preiskave krvi na titer protiteles proti virusu stekline, čakalna doba se bo skrajšala s šestih mesecev na 21 dni, obvezno ne bo več dajati sredstva za odstranjevanje klopov.

Wales prepovedal elektronske ovratnike za pse in mačke

V sredo, 24. marca 2010 je v Walesu v veljavo stopil pravilnik Valežanske Skupščinske Vlade (Welsh Assembly Government), ki prepoveduje uporabo elektronskih (električnih) ovratnikov pri psih in mačkah. Ti ovratniki se v večini primerov uporabljajo za odpravljanje neželenih vedenjskih navad pri psih. V skupščinski debati so utemeljili pravilnik s tem, da so ti ovratniki nepotrebno mučenje živali in pogosto ostanejo orodje lenih in brezbrižnih lastnikov, ki ne znajo odpravljati neželenih navad pri svojih hišnih ljubljencih na noben drug način.

Stranded sheep in the Blue Lagoon

The Sunday between Christmas and the New Year I spent hiking around Pembrokeshire and this time I went for walk no. 12 (Around Ynys Barry) taken from the book mentioned in some of my previous posts There is a local attraction called the Blue Lagoon that is just a few minutes away from the Aber Eiddy (also known as Abereiddy) car park where the walk originates from. The lagoon is actually an old man-made slate mining pit.

Nepriznavanje kratice dr.vet.med. v Veliki Britaniji

Verjetno bi se mnogemu zdelo vprašanje manjkajoče kratice strokovnega naziva nepomembno ali pa celo na robu postavljaštva. Meni se je to dolgo zdelo in zato nisem ukrenil kaj dosti, ko sem ugotovil, da mi lokalna ustanova, ki kontrolira veterinarje v Veliki Britaniji, Royal college of Veterinary Surgeons ali krajše RCVS, kratice ni dodala v svoj register članov. Trenutno je navedena le kratica MRCVS, kar pomeni “Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons”.

Prinesite svoje bolne živali

Živim v državi, kjer imajo že večletno zgodovino zavesti za boljšo skrb živali. To sicer morda vsakogar ne bi prepričalo po branju člankov o večletni tradiciji brutalnih lovov na lisice, so pa nasprotno precej bolj strpni in dobrodelni do hišnih ljubljencev in konjev in bi marsikaj storili za njihovo blagostanje. Ravno ta teden smo se namreč na kliniki, kjer delam, pridružili projektu DogsTrust-a, ki to poletje nudi kastracijo/sterilizacijo ter mikročipiranje za zgolj 10 funtov (okoli €12.