Category: News

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 […]

COVID-19 also a risk for wildlife

Egyptian fruit bat

An international study has warned a wide range of mammals, including threatened species, are at risk of human-animal transmission of COVID-19, and have urged people to take sanitary precautions when in direct or indirect contact with wild or feral mammal species. Domestic cats, American mink, Egyptian fruit bats and North […]

A ballooning environmental problem

A latex balloon removed from compost after 14 weeks. Picture: Morgan Gilmour

There’s no question balloons are fun but there’s a growing awareness that the volume of discarded and degrading balloons is also contributing to the plastic litter that is proving harmful for our environment, and deadly for wildlife. Claims that biodegradable latex balloons are the environmentally responsible alternative to the mylar […]

Greencross introduces parental leave program

Magdoline Awad

Effective immediately, Greencross The Pet Company is offering a company-wide paid parental leave program. “We are proud to be leading the way and introducing such an important program that will benefit a large proportion of our workforce,” Magdoline Awad, Chief Veterinary Officer at Greencross said. “We have more than 4,000 […]