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Eagle Post: A consideration of the past year in the US

The year 2018 brought turmoil to the US veterinary profession, making it a miniature reflection of the turmoil in the US. Mergers and acquisitions Coming off its multibillion-dollar buy in 2017, of the second-largest veterinary hospital chain in North America (Veterinary Clinics of America or VCA), Mars Inc. (yes, the […]

New Tasmanian chief veterinarian appointed

After an extensive national recruitment process Tasmania’s newly appointed new Chief Veterinary Officer Kevin de Witte started work in January. In announcing the appointment Primary Industries and Water Minister Guy Barnett, said de Witte brought with him a wide range of knowledge and skills, having 35 years’ experience in the […]

Saving Tasmania’s handfish

A fundraising appeal was launched in December aimed at supporting the work of researchers from the Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies, CSIRO, and the University of Sydney in their effort to save Tasmania’s endangered handfish species from extinction. The Tasmanian state government committed $10,000 towards the Handfish Conservation Project, […]

Raptor Steven’s triumphant return home

Eatons Hill Veterinary Surgery has celebrated the recovery of a raptor sculpture which was stolen in 2016. Allan O’Grady’s Brisbane practice was contacted by police after the damaged sculpture was discovered during a raid at Albany Creek in September. Dubbed ‘Steven’ by local children, the female raptor was originally stolen […]