Q:Hi :) im a prospective vet student from London and I'm just trying to learn the basics etc. I was wondering if you owned a horse and if so whether I could email you or st just to ask a few questions about? Thanks x - Natasha (les-animaux)
Hi, where do you plan to go to school? :) I don’t own a horse but I do like to keep riding along with anything else so I take lessons when I have the time. Plenty of my classmates have horses though. Some don’t ride as much as they would like, some are just pleasure horses and another girl won champion horse in her breed for the last showing year. I’m happy to try help out if you have other questions!
I’s been a super busy start to the semester with lectures every morning and practicals in the afternoons. The first day was cattle eye/horn anaesthesia with practice eye abrasions. Followed by lameness exams and leg blocks in horses later in the week, foot anaesthesia at teat laceration repair in the next catle prac, cardiac assessment on the teaching horse heard of heart murmur/ arrhythmias heard and then epidural and para-lumbar cattle anaesthesia. We have also started on our surgery pracs with a sheep ruminotomy, then a cat spay and the first small animal prac tomorrow on cardiology exams and work up… we might just be starting to feel like vets.
Over the summer I came across this beautiful guy. Unfortunately he was well and truly dead when I found him with quite a bit of blood around his mouth and wounds to the top part of his body. It was a fantastic opportunity for a necropsy. The main finding were hemorrhage into the upper body cavity with lacerations and blood clots within the lungs, as well as bruising in the muscles and rib fractures covering these areas. It was obvious some major trauma was the cause of death.
I’ve included some photos and an anatomic picture for you all. As this was a very venomous type of snake I kept well away from the head but the picture include kidneys, liver, opened lung and the heart.
Snakes have three chambered hearts and different lung anatomy to mammals and no bladder just to name a few anatomical differences.
I’M GOING TO INDIA!
So I found out last week that I got a place on a trip with the Murdoch Travelling Vet Students interest group to head to India at the end of this year for a 2 week program with Worldwide Veterinary Services’ International Training Centre!
The ITC is open 5 times a year to international vet students to come and participate in an intensive surgical training program!The program includes 10 days of surgical training which includes spays and castrations of dogs and the occasional amputation and lump removals! One of the weekends there we will be participating in a WVS campaign called Mission Rabies which involves going around and vaccinating street dogs against Rabies virus.
I am super excited and incredibly grateful to be given this opportunity!
I’ve been super busy until this week so I hope you don’t mind me hijacking your post Liv!
This is going to be a great adventure at the end of the year. As well as participating in the program we are collecting donations to take with us and filming a small documentary of the trip to promote the organisation. I am so excited about this, I can’t wait.