December 2nd: Jessica has just returned from teaching on a VetPD CPD course in the Czech Republic held at the Veterinari Klinika Hermanuv Mestec, about 90 minutes east of Prague. Also lecturing were Emily Haggett from Rossdales in Newmarket and Professor Pam Wilkins from the University of Illinois. The course was Neonatology in 1st opinion practice and combined lectures and practical sessions. Pam even brought medical model foals so delegates could learn to place over the wire catheters!
Jessica is just back from a week's teaching on South Africa for VetPD. The other lecturers included Professor Derek Knottenbelt, Professor Pam Wilkins, Wade Tenney and Suzanne Brenner. It was four days of intensive lectures and practical sessions bookended by game drives in the stunning Dinokeng game reserve north of Johannesburg. Hard work for the lecturers but a wonderful and enthusiastic group of delegates made it a great event.
While we were there, we had the opportunity to see Johan Marais and his team from Saving the Survivors dart two White Rhino and place anti-poacher tracking devices. This was a real privilege to be able to see this, particularly as Vets with Horsepower have supported Saving the Survivors for the last two fundraising tours. For more information on Saving the Survivors, please visit www.savingthesurvivors.org.
The Vets With Horsepower HP10 tour is coming this June
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Jessica Kidd is one of the original members of the Vets with Horsepower team who are all equine vets who also ride motorcycles, and undertake endurance rides to give lectures around the world. To date the group has raised over £750,000 which they have donated to equine, endangered animal and children's charities. Read on.....