I am still stunned by the fact that this blog swept the boards at the recent Blog Awards Ireland – winning top prize in Science & Education, top prize in Lifestyle, and then finally, the ove ..
This blog has been a labour of love since I started writing it over a decade ago.
I love using this website to pass on useful nuggets of information about animals, so it's a bonus when my blog gets official recognition.
Why are triathlons mentioned in a blog about animals?Most of my blog posts are based on my work as a veterinarian, but from time to time, I like to write about another of my life's passions: triathlons.
Click on the link at the foot of this page to watch the video Fear free vet clinics The concept of the “fear free” vet clinic is the latest idea to be imported to Ireland from the USA Like ..
To listen to this week's podcast, click on the link at the foot of this page. The job of a vet involves a lifetime of learning.
IntroductionI am an experienced triathlete, with ten years of regular racing squeezed into my lycra triathlon suit. I still love triathlons, but the race format has lost some of its zing.
My primary interest is animal health and welfare, but sometimes I also write about other issues that are important to me. Leprosy is one example.
Weekly podcast: Christmas treats for dogs – from Pawsecco and Bottom-sniffer craft beer to genuinely useful dog toys | East Coast Radio
Considering Christmas presents for your pets? What sort of indulgences are appropriate and which are just a bit of fun? To find out more, listen to this podcast by clicking on the play button below.
Dealing with unexpected deaths at the vet clinic: Pete the Vet on Newstalk’s Pat Kenny Show | Pat Kenny Show, The Telegraph
To listen to this week’s podcast, click on the link at the foot of this page Unexpected deaths of pets while at the vet clinic Sometimes, due to the randomness of health and disease, or rarely, ..
Why are vets’ fees so high, and how can pet owners deal with this challenge? Last week, the Telegraph published an article about members of the public threatening vets and veterinary staff over ..
Final triathlon race report for 2017: Moby Dick Sprint Triathlon in Youghal on Saturday 30th September 2017
Background to the raceThe triathlon season runs from April to September in Ireland, so this sprint triathlon in Youghal on 30th September was the last race of the year.
Pulse Port Triathlon has become one of my regular racesI’ve been doing triathlons for a decade, which means that I’m at the stage where I’ve done some of the regular races several times.
Here's another race report: I've just completed #IronmanDublin 70. 3 and I'm sharing my story in the hope that it might encourage others to have a go next year.
I did a sprint triathlon last week, and I’m doing a half-Iron distance next week: so this week, I did the bridging distance, competing in the National Olympic Distance Triathlon Championships near M ..
My first race of the seasonBetter late than never: the Loughrea Sprint Triathlon was my first triathlon of the season. The race took place on a classic west of Ireland summer day.
As well as being a vet and an animal advocate, I'm a triathlete, so if you don't like that topic, don't read on.