The Vet Space Ireland Podcast
Vet Space with Gemma O Donoghue

Vet Space with Gemma O Donoghue

September 7, 2021

 Michelle & Hazell chat with Gemma O Donoghue of PetScan. From starting out as an equine vet to developing her passion for small animal medicine. 

 

Gemma qualified as a veterinary surgeon with honours in 2007 from University College Dublin. She then worked in a number of busy primary care and referral hospitals in London for 7 years. She concurrently studied for four postgraduate certificates at Masters level in Small Animal Medicine, Cardiology, Feline Medicine and Diagnostic Imaging.

Gemma is a member of the Veterinary Cardiovascular Society, British Small Animal Veterinary Society and International Society of Feline Medicine. 

Vet Space with Richard Ryan

Vet Space with Richard Ryan

August 30, 2021

Michelle & Hazell chat with mixed animal Vet Richard Ryan. Kilkenny native, Richard talks about beginning his veterinary career in Canada, the pro's and con's of mixed practice and much more. 

Vet Space with Paula Sanfey

Vet Space with Paula Sanfey

August 23, 2021

Michelle & Hazell chat to vet nurse Paula this week. After studying anthropology, then a masters in primates, Paula went on to become a vet nurse and has been in practice for 14 years, she also has further qualifications in feline nursing.  Paula currently focuses on social media marketing, and her new business Vet Scents. 

Vet space with Donal Cape

Vet space with Donal Cape

August 16, 2021

Michelle & Hazell chat with Donal Cape, companion animal vet and partner at Dublin Bay Vets a brilliant new start up vet practice in north county Dublin. Donal qualified from UCD in 2009 to take up a large animal position in the mountains and green fields of Co Tyrone – working in a mixed practice in Cookstown. From there, he travelled to Australia and spent five years travelling and working as a large and small animal vet around the country. He returned to Ireland in 2016, when he took a job in Lucan attending to the local cats, dogs and other pets.

Vet Space Ireland with Tom Austin

Vet Space Ireland with Tom Austin

August 9, 2021

Hazell & Michelle chat with Tom Austin, Partner and Equine Vet at Anglesey Lodge Equine Hospital in Kildare. Tom talks about his veterinary journey, a day in the life of a busy equine vet, and the challenges of running a busy referral equine hospital. 

Vet Space Ireland with Ciarán Jones

Vet Space Ireland with Ciarán Jones

August 1, 2021

Michelle & Hazell chat with Ciaran Jones from Gilabbey Veterinary Hospital.

Ciarán is a Diplomate of both the American and European College of Veterinary Surgeons and has completed a three year surgical residency programme where he practiced a variety of orthopaedic, soft tissue, neurologic, oncologic and minimally invasive surgery at Washington State University.

 

A 2014 UCD graduate, Ciarán completed a small animal rotating internship at Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan in 2015. Following this, he moved to Washington State University where he completed a three year ACVS surgical residency and was awarded numerous scholarships including for teaching and for his research in exercise science. . Outside of work, he is passionate about rugby, tennis, golf, and travelling with friends and family.

Ciarán has a particular interest in arthroscopy, minimally invasive techniques, fracture repair and spinal surgery.

Special Episode: Meeting Vet Support Ireland

Special Episode: Meeting Vet Support Ireland

May 31, 2021

Michelle & Hazell meet volunteers Fiona, James and Niaomh from Vet Support Ireland. They share what Vet Support does, who it's for and how you can contact them. 

Clinical Bites: Fear Free GP with Mairead Leahy

Clinical Bites: Fear Free GP with Mairead Leahy

May 11, 2021

Michelle and Hazell are joined by Mairead Leahy, owner of Arra Veterinary Clinic in Tipperary. Mairead discusses how she uses fear free in every day clinical practice. Including vaccination, client interaction, practice design and how it all fits into the overall development of your practice. 

*For Veterinary Professionals*

Vet Space with Eoin Ryan

Vet Space with Eoin Ryan

April 26, 2021

Michelle & Hazell chat with Eoin Ryan from UCD. They discuss the challenges facing the veterinary industry, Eoin's sword collection and a rampaging bull on the Stillorgan dual carriageway.

Vet Space with Norma Brady

Vet Space with Norma Brady

March 28, 2021

Norma chats with Hazell & Michelle about her life in veterinary. Working in the UK in companion animal, coming home to mixed practice and joining industry. 

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