Admin Adventures

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Admin Adventures By Kim Magennis At the outset, I must concede that these two words seldom occur in the same sentence. Admin is often considered the ugly step-sister in the running of a business, with Marketing taking the Cinderella role. Whilst Marketing gets to be  the belle of the ball, Admin shows up (with her step-sister HR Management) as a …

Pursuing a career in Veterinary Physiotherapy

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Pursuing a career in Veterinary Physiotherapy by Dr Tanya Grantham How can I embark in a Career in Animal Physical Therapy? The veterinary and para-veterinary act of South Africa was amended on the 22 Dec 2017, to promulgate a new profession called Veterinary Physiotherapy. Veterinary Physiotherapy concerns itself with optimising movement in animals, and improving quality of life. Movement, function and …

My story of Ava

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by Karen Goldie Ava – Latin meaning LIFE I, volunteer when and what I can to Husky Rescue, April 2017 an urgent appeal went out to all members for an emergency foster home for a stray – in very poor condition and not much ‘life’ left in her – it was the start of the cold season and she was …

I live my passion, I don’t work.

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By Jessica Evans   I remember growing up and every adult I met would always ask me that same age-old question: ‘What do you want to do when you grow up?’ My answer? ‘I want to be with animals.’ (I didn’t really know what I wanted to do with them but being with them, I knew, was my calling.) Then …

Optimum Age for Sterilisation of Dogs

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In a country where companion animal overpopulation, and the associated suffering, is commonplace it is not the intention of AHAH to advise no sterilisation. It is our place to question the current trend of very early sterilisations. In welfare situations with poor client compliance sterilisation at a very young age may be necessary. When considering dogs and cats placed in …

Born a “Gog”Lover

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March 2018 Born a “Gog” Lover, I adamantly took my toy “gogs” with me everywhere I went. In fact, I believed I was a “gog.” My mother tells me that I used to sit under the table, panting and begging for food (Obviously imitating bad behaviour). My dogs were my best friends. After school I went on to study a …

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Blog from a Dog 2

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I am Chamios the original plot poodle. I may be small but I can make my big brother jump with just one bark…..heehee. Dee has opened the gate for us ( I didn’t have to crawl through the bottom to get out) Yipee we get to go to the office with her & Jessica. I smell liver bread….I love liver …

Painted Horses

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By Bianca Rootman Painting the different muscle layers on a horse was a concept that I was first introduced to whilst attending my equine body worker course. The idea was that we would learn the exact location, as well as the origin and insertion points, of each individual muscle found in the superficial, middle, and deep layers of the horse. …

From Commodity to Companion

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By Dr Tamsin Price In a world with many humans, but very little humanity an occasional beacon of hope shines in an effort to restore our faith. Let me not tarnish all enterprises with the same brush, however, I ask that you take a closer look the next time you see a faithful German Shepherd or Rottweiler standing to attention, …