Month: January 2014

The path of a polymath: Lloyd Reeve-Johnson

  Many Australians have read about veterinarian Lloyd Reeve-Johnson in his capacity as a live export investigator, particularly when his journey to Mauritius to examine flaws in regulation of the trade gained national media coverage. During the trip he noted pregnant cattle, misleading paperwork, unaccounted calf euthanasia and a general […]

Increasing graduate production in the UK

The Society of Practising Veterinary Surgeons (SPVS) is a grouping of UK veterinary surgeons aiming to support vets working in practice. One of their services is to provide members with an annual salary survey which takes into account the entire salary package paid to employees including: accommodation, vehicle and CPD […]

Japanese duo caught leaving with lizards

Western Australian authorities have stopped two Japanese men from smuggling 30 lizards out of the country. The men were caught with 28 shingleback lizards, an unspecified skink and a bearded dragon in their checked baggage at Perth International Airport. It is believed the reptiles could have been worth about $130,000 […]

Disappointing results of rhino skin graft

Thandi is an unusual rhino. Not only did she survive a brutal poaching attack last year, when she lost her horn as well as several of her herd companions, this resilient rhino from South Africa‚Äôs Kariega Game Reserve is now helping to break new ground in veterinary surgery, through trialling […]