Branching out with Tania Duratovic

Tania DuratovicHoof trimming

Tania Duratovic was helping animals long before she became a vet nurse. But she decided to get formal qualifications so she could do even more—particularly through her charity Tree of Compassion—to assist animals in need. By Kathy Graham Tania has […]

UQ vet nurse Trish Farry receives award

veterinary nurseAward winner Trish Farry

Dedicated University of Queensland veterinary nursing educator and clinical academic Trish Farry has been honoured as the 2017 Australian Veterinary Nurse of the year. The Veterinary Nurses Council of Australia which has recognised Farry “for her dedication, professionalism and passion […]

Collaboration builds research capacity in PNG

zoonotic diseaseDr Andrew Peters with Debbie Kisa and Sinafa Robby from the PNG Institute of Medical Research

Scientists from Papua New Guinea (PNG) are tapping into expertise at the Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation to improve the health of smallholder farmers and their communities. As part of a long-running collaboration, two scientists from the PNG Institute of Medical Research […]

Snake bites in pets surge in warmer weather

snake bites in animalsThe red-bellied black snake is a species of elapid snake native to eastern Australia. Though its venom is capable of causing significant morbidity, a bite from it is not generally fatal.

Spring marks the beginning of a rise in snake bites in pets as the warmer weather and dryer conditions bring snakes out of their winter hibernation. As the weather continues to warm up, the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) is encouraging […]

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