Tag: Phil Tucak

Vet attends ultrasound course in China

A chance find on the internet led an Australian veterinarian to attend a continuing veterinary education course in China. Perth veterinarian Chad Marriott recently travelled to Shenzhen in China to attend an Ultrasound course run by the European School for Advanced Veterinary Studies. Having found it difficult to find ultrasound […]

Wildlife photography competition a hit

Joe Hong an Anatomy Laboratory Assistant at Murdoch University has won the Murdoch University Wildlife Association’s 2011 Wildlife Photography Competition held recently in Perth. The competition, open to staff and students at Murdoch University, drew more than one hundred photo entries featuring an array of wildlife from African carnivores, to […]

Geoffrey Lodge: from Boyup to Queen’s Birthday honours

Western Australian ornithologist Geoffrey Lodge has been recognised for his work studying birds as part of the recent Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2011. Geoffrey Lodge was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia, for service to ornithology which caps a remarkable career involving over forty years volunteer work studying […]

The vet profession celebrates 250 years!

This year the world celebrates the 250th anniversary of the start of the veterinary profession. Veterinarians owe the birth of their profession to Claude Bourgelat, a French equestrian expert and keen scientist. Living in the French city of Lyon, Bourgelat was a director of the Lyon Academy of Horsemanship. Apart from […]

Veterinary care in Papua New Guinea

If you’re wanting to volunteer your veterinary or vet nursing skills abroad, but don’t want to travel too far from Australia, then consider Papua New Guinea in the south west Pacific region. Papua New Guinea is Australia’s closest international neighbour, yet many Australians may never have considered travelling there. In […]