Category: News

Koalas’ bushfire care under the microscope

The world was shocked by images of animals fleeing last summer’s bushfires, or left homeless, injured and dehydrated in their aftermath, and the images that involved koalas were among the most heart-rending. It is estimated that tens of thousands of koalas died in the bushfires across eastern and southern Australia, […]

Tougher cruelty penalties have RSPCA support

The RSPCA has applauded NSW Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall’s push for harsher penalties for animal cruelty. Marshall said he will introduce a notice for legislation which would increase maximum financial penalties and custodial time under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, as well as new powers to ban […]

Post-mortem for Anthony Van Dyck

The University of Melbourne Veterinary Clinic is conducting a post-mortem into the death of a Melbourne Cup racehorse. Racing Victoria (RV) Executive General Manager of Integrity Services, Jamie Stier, confirmed the euthanisation of Anthony Van Dyck after the horse sustained a fractured fetlock during the race held on November 3. […]

WSAVA elects first female president

Siraya Chunekamrai

The World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) has elected Thai veterinarian Siraya Chunekamrai as its new President. Chunekamrai is a pioneer of veterinary practice in Thailand where she opened the country’s first equine surgery in 1996. She has a strong interest in self- and professional development and in helping member […]