A key that opens 500 huts

Finishing my last consultation on a Friday afternoon, I am picking up the ever patient Mia and we are leaving Tromsø Island , this rock in the Sea that resembles a Swiss Cheese with its confusing system of underground tunnels with round abouts and huge parking garages and we are heading first West and then …

The World’s most Northern Cat Clinic

Cats – of course ! ….. It appears that I forgot to mention my feline patients here in the North. In Tromsø, just a few hundred kilometers from the Northkap, they are in for a special treat : The World’s most Northern Cat Clinic ! Long gone are the days when dogs were sitting in …

Working as an Arctic Vet

It is 7:30 in the morning and following a typical Norwegian breakfast with cooked coffee, caramelised goats cheese and polar bread, I am starting the first day at my newest place of work – the Anicura Small Animal Clinic in Tromsø. The clinic is located just opposite of the local police station and right next …

The journey is the destination….(veterinary adventures part II)

It is 2 o’clock in the morning and while the sun is about to rise on the East coast of Sweden, I am being attacked by the garden robot of my colleague Gunnat Schöbel who very kindly had allowed me to pitch my tent underneath one of his apple trees….. Since leaving London I have …

Aberdeen (veterinary adventures part I…)

From the “Stone City” to the “Granite City” and from timber to oil – it was time again to pack my bag and to try out a new place (actually the first of a few new places I have planned this year….). To make a start I contacted my agent and suggest to give Scotland …

Morning run along the Vltava river

It pays getting up early in the morning to explore one of Europe’s most magical cities. Even more so if it is a bright Sunday morning and your means of transport are your somewhat worn but trusted running shoes…. Setting off at the impressive fortifications of Vysehrad at the South of Prague, the road is …

EERVC – again !

The next stop on my itinerary was a return to Slovenia and to be more precise to the beautiful capital of Ljubljana. EERVC, the Eastern European Regional Veterinary Conference is the brain child of my Serbian colleague Denis Novak. After having enjoyed part of his training in England and now running the most renowned veterinary …