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Episode 14: Veterinary Specialities

Why is a boarded orthopedic surgeon so much more expensive than a general practice vet? Do you really get what you pay for? (Spoilers: Yes, 100%).

Nicole and Jez discuss the various veterinary specialties, and why they to cost more, and are able to offer different (more successful) procedures, than general practices.


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Lumeij, J., & Herrtage, M. (2006). Veterinary Specialization in Europe. Journal Of Veterinary Medical Education, 33(2), 176-179. doi: 10.3138/jvme.33.2.176

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The Tiny Vet Podcast

By Dr Nicole Su & Jez Watts

A very small podcast about big animal issues. Weekly episodes hosted by Dr Nicole Su (BSc. BVMS MANZCVS Unusual Pets).

Dr Nicole Su is a veterinarian, Jez Watts is a comedian-biotechnologist, and together they discuss commonly misunderstood topics in the pet and vet world. They live with three rabbits who are their children.

Presented by Upilio Pty Ltd.

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