Creature comforts

My Best Friend, the official name for Dr Emma Whiston’s business, became Australia’s first dedicated home euthanasia service.

For Melbourne vet Dr Emma Whiston, euthanasia is not just another part of the job. In fact, she felt so strongly about palliative care for pets that in 2004, she based an entire new business on it. Jessica Prince-Montague charts […]

X-ray vision

“I was always finding sick or abandoned creatures and bringing them home,” says Dr Mark Penhale.

A man of many talents, Dr Mark Penhale is a veterinarian, artist and voluntourist. Samantha Trenoweth discovers more … Mark Penhale’s career was decided at birth, or at conception, really. “It was in the genes,” he says, laughing. “My father was a […]

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