The "quantified self" is a phenomenon that is now extending to our pets: the "quantified animal".
A vet clinic can be a busy place and it's always interesting to see what's going on. A few weeks ago, the Ireland Am camera crew called in on a Monday morning to see what was happening.
After-hours cover for pets: are vets obliged to be available? | Pat Kenny Show
This week, on Newstalk's Pat Kenny Show vet spot, we considered the issue of the availability of vets for after-hours emergencies.
James Herriot: one hundred years old on 4th October 2016 | East Coast Radio
I've always loved reading books, and the James Herriot stories were the highlight of my youth. I'd wanted to be a vet since I was just five years old.
Titan Experience Pulse Port Beach Triathlon, which is happening this year on the 17th September 2016, is a race hosted by Pulse Triathlon Club.
What's so great about this half-Iron distance triathlon?Dublin Ironman 70. 3 happens at the ideal time in the triathlon season, which runs from April to September.
A (Half) Ironman vet talks about triathlons, jellyfish, micropigs and answers listeners’ queries | Pat Kenny Show
Ironman racingI completed Ironman 70. 3 Dublin at the weekend - you can read my race report here - and Pat Kenny asked me about my experience on his show this week.
Dublin Ironman 70.3 is coming up: two weeks to go and competitors are training hard | East Coast Radio
Dublin Ironman 70. 3 is taking place on Sunday 14th August, and I'll be there, taking part. I did the race last year, and it was the highlight of my season.
I'm having a deliberately quiet triathlon season. This is my last year in my current five-year-bracket age group. Next year is my first year in a new age group.
Much as I love training for triathlons, I've discovered that if I don't have a race on the horizon, it's just too easy for the training to lapse.
I did my first triathlon of the season recently, at Lough Cutra Castle, one of a very special series of triathlons that are run in the UK and Ireland: they are all based at a castle, giving each event ..
More on brachycephalic dogs: Why don’t we see it as cruelty to allow them to be born this way? | Pat Kenny Show
In this week’s podcast, the main topic of discussion was an ongoing theme for me at the moment: Pugs and other short-nosed dogs that have such severe breathing difficulties that they need surger ..
Should vets be banned from using homeoeopathy? | The Telegraph
Homoeopathy hit the headlines last week when Prince Charles told how he uses it on his farm “to reduce antibiotic usage” I’ve always been curious about homoeopathy: as a young vet, I ..
For those of you new here, I occasionally add to my animal-based posts by writing on triathlon-related themes.
What lies ahead for animal welfare in Ireland?Next week, the Irish public go to the polls to elect a new government.
Pete enjoyed his vegan month: to find out more about how it went for him, read this interview on the Veganuary website.
The BBC Radio 4 programme: should something be done about vets exploiting owners’ emotions? | Vet Help Direct
Yesterday the BBC's Today programme weighed in to the debate on vets' fees. One of the presenters, Evan Davis, brought his whippet, Mr Whippy, into the studio, and a discussion on vets’ fees followed.
More discussion of veganism & Veganuary | Pat Kenny Show
On this week's Pat Kenny Show vet spot, first I discussed my experiences of veganism in Veganuary. Pat asked some challenging questions - difficult enough to answer quickly on live national radio.