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FurryVets is a project launched by veterinarians truly passionate about the exotic pets medicine, keen on both teaching and learning. The small furry patient is still an exotic animal, unfortunately often tricky to diagnose and treat. Despite a large number of clinics and new veterinary faculties, relatively few of our fellow vet colleagues are currently specialising in rabbits and rodents, even though their popularity as domestic pets is still increasing. On the other hand, those who have dedicated their career to those small mammals often do not have enough opportunities either to polish and improve their skills nor to broaden their expertise. That’s where the idea of Furryvets came from. We are eager to spread our enthusiasm and love for the furies and educate veterinary professionals worldwide. We started off in April 2017 with the conference hosting Dr. Frances Harcourt-Brown as the main guest-speaker – the fount of knowledge and a living legend in the rabbit medicine field. Our next projects are first small furries cytology workshops with Dr. Drancesco Carrani in July 2017 and Guinea Pig Conference, Workshops in December 2017 with Charly Pignon and Mette Lybbek Ruelokke, and many more!
Natalia Strokowska, DVM MRCVS
Natalia graduated from Warsaw University of Life Sciences with a doctoral specializaition in wild animals’ diseases. As an avid traveler, she has worked on 5 continents and crossed thousands of kilometers in the pursuit and implementation of her academic and professional researches. Currently, she divides her time between her academic activity, running her own business and working as a locum veterinarian in British animal clinics. She is also a translator, a teacher of medical English (www.veterinaryenglish.com), and an organizer of linguistic courses, preparing veterinary students for work in their profession. You can visit her blog at: www.vetnolimits.com. Her life motto is:
“Goals are dreams with an implementation deadline.”