Category Archives: Graduation

85: Tristan Rich



In this special edition we interview Australian exotics veterinarian Tristan Rich. Tristan ‘went viral‘ after he performed a tumour removal from a goldfish, recording hundreds of thousands of hits on local media and articles relating to the surgery were published in around 150 newspapers worldwide.

Tristan was interviewed at the UPAV exotics conference in late 2018, and we discuss how he became ‘famous’ on the internet, together with some great stories about his work with Orangutans in Indonesia. We were pleased to see Tristan received the Toady Award at the conference for the most entertaining and informative speaker – well deserved, as his presentation was both informative and very, very funny.

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64: Curmudgeon



In this New Year’s special we interview James Harris. We interviewed James at the Adelaide UPAV conference and it was a pleasure to chat to him. James is universally known and loved as a living legend in exotic pet medicine, with a phenomenal reputation as an exotics and wildlife veterinarian. He outlines his journey from the UK to the USA, and eventually Tasmania, where he now resides. James was awarded an Order of Australia medal for services to wildlife care.

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63: Ho, Ho, Ho!



It’s our Christmas special with Mark and Brendan getting into the holiday spirit (literally) as they reminisce over the happenings in 2018 and look forward to 2019.

News: The winners of the 2018 Comedy Wildlife Awards are out.. and, not surprisingly, they are quite humorous. In other news, a dog digs up a bone.

We wish all our wonderful listeners a safe, happy and restful holiday period and a wonderful 2019.

Links:

Exuberant digging dog unearths 13,000-year-old woolly mammoth tooth

Squirrel can’t believe who won the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

Coral Reefs Around The World Are In Grave Danger

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Specialised Animal Nutrition. Specialised Animal Nutrition is the Australian distributor of Oxbow Animal Health products. Used and recommended by top exotic animal veterinarians around the globe,  the Oxbow range comprises premium life-staged feeds and supportive care products for small herbivores.


Episode 3: Graduation



Advice for new graduate veterinarians and vet nurses/technicians: job interview tips; how to choose a practice; lifestyle choices; Brendan’s Yashica camera.

Book review: Desert Vet by Dr Alex Tinson, an Australian veterinarian who went to the United Arab Emirates to look after camels.

Links:

Desert Vet by Alex Tinson: Bookdepository link  or Amazon Kindle link

Australian Veterinary Association Graduate Mentor Program

Outro music supplied by Canadian Lee Rosewarne from happypuppyrecords.ca

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Brendan’s Yashica Mat 124-G Medium Format camera and a sample picture of Jezza, one of Brendan’s rescue greyhounds: