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 …

Stuffed bears and a return to Uni in Croatia

The car was swerving slightly as we were speeding around a corner just before the worn suspension was hitting another pothole….. I leaned back into one of the rear seats having long ago resigned myself to fate and to the driving skills of Lea Kreszinger, my friend and colleague from Zagreb. With us in the …

The Power of Friends …..(and well, of the Internet….

It is Saturday , the 9th of April and with a glass of red wine I am settling on the sofa in my living room in Surrey, pretty drained but also happy and satisfied with an exciting day. With the help of many friends and of some incredible characters we managed within 5 weeks to …

Looking after pets in California’s Central Valley

When entering Ripon Veterinary Hospital in California’s Central Valley, one is immediately struck by the hustle and bustle of a well oiled, all female veterinary machine with Dr.Debra Daniel’s – the principle – with over 40 years of clinical experience, calm and confidently in the center of the storm….. Today the focus is on neutering …