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A Great Day Out with PDSA
I do a number of public talks on behalf of PDSA every year. They take place in a range of grand houses dotted around the country. The day includes a few presentations about PDSA's almost 100 year old history and the incredible work they do today, followed by a talk by me about my travels, adventures and work as a vet. After a nice lunch there is usually a tour of the building and a chance to see some fabulous gardens.
We have a few dates remaining at fantastic venues where you can join us:
13th August 2015 RHS Wisley, Woking, Surrey, GU23 6QB
Tickets are £10 per person and need to be purchased to before the day Please contact Ruth Lister on: lister.ruth@PDSA.org.uk, 01952 797274 / 07825 174503
If you are a member of the Women's Institute there is an event open to members at Denman House on the 29th October 2015. Tickets will be booked through your local group.
Big News for 2015
A fantastic dairy enterprise that helps people and cows live healthier lives has finally hit the doorsteps! NEMi milk is naturally enriched with selenium (an essential element that is deficient in the British diet which helps the body fight, diseases such as cancer, viruses and other infections). To find out more visit: http://www.nemi-dairy.co.uk I've been working with the NEMi team for 8 years to get this product launched and am really excited about what it could do for cows, consumers and farmers.
When I'm not galavanting around the globe making documentaries, I am a full-time small animal vet. I work in a growing pet-only clinic with branches inbetween Crewe & Nantwich and Whitchurch. I love my clinical work with a special interest in medicine. I am enrolled on a post-graduate certificate course with the British Small Animal Veterinary Association in Small Animal Internal Medicine which is helping me handle the more problematic and difficult medicine cases that come through the door. Veterinary medicine is, at times, stressful and hard work but it's also very rewarding. I'm very proud of the ethics and levels of service we aim to give all our patients and their owners.
To visit the practice website click on the link below
A few years ago I was offered a silly amount of money to advertise an outdoor clothing brand but I realised that they didn't have any ethical or environmental credentials to speak of. It struck me then after a little research that very few clothing companies do. So, I consulted Ethical Consumer (see their website HERE) and I discovered Páramo Clothing. I was so impressed by their dedication to fair trade principles and social enterprise that I have used their clothing ever since. I don't receive any fee from them and pay for most of my garments. The kit is first class and copes as well in the studio as in a jungle. The video below is a great example of why I am proud to wear Páramo.