The Vetpodcast - Veterinary Podcast show

The Vetpodcast - Veterinary Podcast

Summary: The Vetpodcast. A mixture of interesting animal health related topics and some shake your head in disbelief stories discussed by animal health experts from around the world. Brought to you by veterinarian Dr Bryan Gregor from New Zealand, if you are a pet owner, an animal lover or in the veterinary industry there will sure to be something for you! Visit us at for links to topics discussed or contact us via for topics you would like to discuss or just to say hi!!


 Why do cats eat grass? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 645

Cats are not sheep so why do they eat grass?

 When is the right time? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1088

Euthanasia of a loved pet is unfortunately something that a lot of pet owners have to face. How do you know when the time is right, and what can be expected when the decision is made? Please note that this podcast contains details that some people may find disturbing. Please use discretion.

 What do computers, artificicial intelligence and taking a lions temperature have in common? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2065

There has been so much technological change in the world over the past few decades. The veterinary profession has not been immune to these changes so what progress have we made, where are we now and where are we heading? This episode we talk to Shawn Wilkie, co-presenter of The Veterinary Innovation Podcast.

 What affect is Covid-19 having on zoos? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 898

There is no sugar coating it, Covid-19 is causing major issues worldwide both to human health and peoples livelyhoods. A lot of buisnesses have been able to turn off the lights, close the doors and self isolate. Not quite that easy for zoos, you cannot really turn the animals off. How are zoos faring at the moment? - Are zoos still open? - What has happened to the staff? - Is the virus found in zoo animals? - Can non-human primates contract the disease? - How safe is it to visit a zoo? All these questions and more are answered by zoo veterinarian Sarah Jayne from Marwell Zoo in England

 Covid-19 has changed how vets can care for your pets. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1202

The veterinary profession has changed (along with the rest of the world)! We talk to 3 vets from different parts of the world about how they are working with your pets under Covid-19.

 Can I catch Covid from my pet (revisited) and "Is my pet Covid prepared?" | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 929

There really is only one topic on everybody’s mind at the moment. Covid-19. The question of whether you can catch the virus from your pet is still being asked. We present the latest information and is your pet “prepared” if you have to leave it in a hurry? Please everybody, keep safe.

 Can I catch COVID-19 from my pet? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 527

In these crazy times let’s remove one stress. I have been asked a number of times “can I catch COVID-19 from my dog”. WASAVA (The World Small Animal Veterinary Association)gives a definitive NO! Let’s also spare a thought for our veterinarians, techs, nurses and other animal health professionals putting their health at risk for your pets.

 Boom! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 300

It doesn't take much to turn what should have been a foolproof system on its head!

 Saved the dog, almost killed the owner! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 186

It was a routine after-hours call that could have ended up with the owner dead and me in jail!

 He Really Had Guts! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 302

The first day of 2020 and our thoughts are with our close neighbors in Australia dealing with horrendous bush fires. Although we are 4000km to the east, we have a sobering indicator of how bad things are. Today's episode truly falls into the "Believe it or Not" category. I am assured it is a true story, but if not, it makes a good yarn. It took a lot of guts to tell it!

 Taxi | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 384

This event from my distant working past really made me question the value of my professional worth! Saturday night, Old Spice, a hot date and living 20 minutes out of town were just too much for a bachelor client!

 "I am really sorry and I love you for ever". The tale of a drunk dog! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 322

There is probably a lesson to be learnt here but it has gone over my head!

 Am I Infectious? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 426

It has been a big week. I have retired from my practice and now intend to spend a lot of time fishing, making cheese and recording podcasts. The format of the podcasts has changed slightly as well and they are now more anecdotal. Think more antipodean James Herriot! In this podcast I have to question my own disease status!

 A life well lived may take its toll on our joints and when hormones get in the way of egg production. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 432

As we get older, so do our joints and arthritis and stiffness may occur. This is also true for our dogs. Would you recognize early arthritis in your mate? Also, for those of you living “The Good Life” what do you do when your hens become “clucky”?

 "Just the cats whiskers" and How did the cat come back? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 579

“Just the cats whiskers” and “The cat came back the very next day” are both common expressions (at least in New Zealand). In this episode we discuss the function and uses of whiskers for cats and look at “how the cat came back"?


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