This week we’re delighted to be joined by Dr Andy Moores,  an internationally-recognised expert in small animal orthopaedics!

Andy has had an interesting journey from almost not getting into veterinary school to being a double-boarded specialist. We start this week’s episode by discussing Andy’s time at Bristol University and the importance of finding your passion to be able to succeed and find joy in learning.  His clear passion for veterinary orthopaedics really shines through as we discuss the intricacies of elbow replacements in dogs.

Andy shares his experience of opening up a new, independent practice – The Moores Orthopaedic Clinic!  This leads us to discuss the difference between corporate and independent veterinary practices and how this may be affecting new veterinary graduates. 

We chat about Andy’s involvement in the British Veterinary Orthopaedic Association (BVOA), the different events they run and the need for more women in the orthopaedic discipline.  We discuss how the industry has changed over the years and how this has impacted work-life balance, residencies and personal development.

Speaking of personal development, Andy delivers a fantastic 60-second CPD about diagnosing ‘Early Cruciate Disease’ and he explains some of the medical terminology we’ve used in layman’s terms.  We finish off this week’s episode by discussing Andy’s experience of hosting a Ukrainian refugee family in his home and Julian presents this week’s CPD Certificate. 

Guest Profiles and Useful Links

Episode Transcript and CPD Certificate


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