Thai Veterinarian takes over the reign of the WSAVA and becomes first female President!

The World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) has elected Thai veterinarian Dr Siraya Chunekamrai as its new President. Dr Chunekamrai is a pioneer of veterinary practice in Thailand where she opened the country’s first equine surgery in 1996.  She has a strong interest in self- and professional development and in helping WSAVA member associations inContinue reading “Thai Veterinarian takes over the reign of the WSAVA and becomes first female President!”

The Cutting Edge Chapter 1 – Clinical problem solving in surgery

Freek J van Sluijs, DVM, PhD, DECVS Gert ter Haar, DVM, PhD, DECVS Jolle Kirpensteijn, DVM, PhD, DECVS, DACVS 1.1 Introduction Surgery, literally meaning “handwork” from its Greek origins, is the art of treating a patient for a medical condition by using manual and/or mechanical methods. In doing so, the surgeon attempts to achieve aContinue reading “The Cutting Edge Chapter 1 – Clinical problem solving in surgery”

WSAVA Pays Tribute to Emeritus Professor Michael J. Day

WSAVA Pays Tribute to Emeritus Professor Michael J. Day The World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) has paid tribute to its long-standing Committee and Executive Board member Emeritus Professor Michael J Day following the announcement of his death. Emeritus Professor Michael Day began working with the WSAVA in 2003, holding a range of roles, includingContinue reading “WSAVA Pays Tribute to Emeritus Professor Michael J. Day”

Cats and COVID-19 an update from WSAVA

COVID-19 – An update for WSAVA Members Week ending April 3rd, 2020   Our COVID-19 update of March 27 ended with a STOP PRESS note about reports of a cat living in Belgium that was reported to be RT-PCR positive and clinically ill.   Following the publication of a manuscript showing cats and ferrets toContinue reading “Cats and COVID-19 an update from WSAVA”

First cat suspected of having the human novel corona virus in Belgium

The Brussels times is quoting a Belgian virologist who states that the University of Luik has a suspect cat with SARS-CoV2 in its stool, possibly after being infected by the owner. Coronavirus: Belgian cat infected by owner This was mentioned in a press conference by virologist Stephen van Gught. The cat started showing clinical signsContinue reading “First cat suspected of having the human novel corona virus in Belgium”