Welcome to our website! It has been a long time in the making, mostly snatching a few hours here and there when work and family allows. Many thanks to David Andor from Wavesource Design for making it happen (and for replying patiently to my many, many emails about technical computer stuff).
It is hard to believe that BEMVS has been going for nearly 2 years now. It has been a long hard slog, and I am happy to say that it has exceeded all expectations, both professionally and personally. I am so grateful for all the wonderful people in my life including both old friends and new. The horse community, family, veterinary collegues and friends, industry companies and representatives and many others have been so marvellously supportive and I am humbled by the assistance and overwhelming support that I find myself surrounded by. I love my job, and a great part of it is going to work and visiting with lovely clients and their horses. As so much of my work is preventative medicine, the vast majority of visits are carried out in a low-stress environment and we can take the time to really get to know the individual patient and their humans. Of course we still attend the colics, cuts and fence wounds and sick horses too, and as time flows we mourne the loss of old friends and welcome the new lives that enter the world.
While there are too many to list (and I am bound to leave someone out), I would like to take the opportunity to shout out a great big THANK YOU – you all know who you are!
As we leave winter behind and spring is peaking it’s head around the corner, we are swinging into foaling and breeding season. For many horse owners around the southern NSW and Canberra region, it is also the time that hairy horses are brought in from their holidays and put back into work. As the spring continues, keep an eye out for the lush, green grass that will start springing up and confine or use grazing muzzles on those founder-prone ponies. We are also seeing a few cases of lice around as the winter rugs are pulled off. The best place to check for lice is under the forelock – look for 2-3mm yellow-grey eggs attached to the base of the hair. If lice are found, you will need to treat all in-contact horses (and all the rugs as well)< Stay safe and enjoy your horses!