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Thank you for donations/sponsor


Thank you for the sponsor/donations. With the money I have bought a canine head section (should help explain endo- tracheal tubing amongst other things), and the expensive proper I/V piping for training. Other new things this time are a/ another “dog” (actually a large reindeer from a chairiity shop I converted) 2/ a simple modelling clay/rubber glove/chewing gum model I made to help explain more a way of removing difficult to extract canine and multi- rooted teeth 3/ yet another […]

5 more universities


5 more universities now want my clinical skills classes- ie up from 2 to 7. Obviously a huge increase (Potentially up to 63 classes/630 students.) After considering their positions in China, the most reasonable and efficient way for me to cope is: 1/ do 1 “out on a limb” Chongqing, this October (I can also trial some changes) 2/ do 4 , all about 2 hours train journey from my original 2 in Hangzhou, in Spring. 3/ Put the other […]

Latest China Clinical Skills Visit


As well as my usual University, China Clinical Skills took classes at a new University. Very successful and excellent facilities. Everybody got a certificate- including me!  https://www.facebook.com/vetappeal/

Latest visit for clinical skills- March 2019


1/ 2 universities this time, so about 80-90 students. So I thought 100 suture pads= problems fitting into a suitcase. Then I realised obvious thing – I can make a kind of sandwich, with chamois skin on each side of the sponge, use each 2 X = usual 50 to carry. 2/ Recruiting teddys etc. from charity shops for more legs to bandage. 3/ Found “big head” for better tubing model, but never seem to have a mouth, so I […]

Fame at last?


http://www.zjuvet.com/164526-14908/150116_161673.html?from=singlemessage&isappinstalled=0 From a newsletter at Zhejiang University. Copy and past the link, then click on translate when it appears in Chinese. As you would expect, the translation is not very accurate!

Good news for China Clinical Skills Vet Appeal


This time was my fourth year of doing it, and for the first time the University have actually paid me some money for it. They paid for my flight, and actually paid me teaching time! This will very likely continue so it means I can now try to also do it at another University after Zhejiang University also, and an attempt to organise this is being done now by a friend at Zhejang University. (It is very much who you […]

Hull 10K Run


2 photos of me- the only “selfies” i have ever taken. Show me before and then 50 minutes and 5 miles later, after a run on a pretty cold night, at the beginning of April (Hence the clothes.) Note the position of the hat – carefully chosen, Super Dry, slightly too big, number 2 son’s hat. This is so it slowly slips down over my face, thus ensuring I am even less likely to be recognised running through the town […]

China clinical skills followed by Hong Kong in May


Back to Hangzhou University for 10 days, followed by a couple of weeks locum in Hong Kong. As usual a few things need maintenance – one of the I/V arm valves was broken by a nurse, so I have had to make a sort of drip cup for it under the valve, the DIY in-tubation model that looks a bit like a Scottish pair of bagpipes, needed an overhaul, and I like to make a few improvements, so this year […]

Another visit to Hong Kong over Christmas, and later, Singapore


Some of the great Christmas displays they have in Hong Kong over Christmas,                                and some random other pictures                                                                                                […]

Back in HK for months locum after 1 week in Hangzhou, teaching clinical skills


                                                                                                                                                                […]