Category: News

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 […]

Family of missing vet call for continued search

Lukas Orda

The family of a vet missing after the capsize of a live export vessel are calling for the resumption and broadening of the search. 25-year-old Mount Isa vet Lukas Orda is among 40 crew members missing from the Gulf Livestock 1, a vessel which capsized amid typhoons off Japan in […]