David Harris

BVSc PGCert VetEd FHEA MRCVS

David graduated from Bristol Vet School in 2005. He spent several years in equine and then small animal practice, developing a particular interest in pharmacology and anaesthetics. David developed his digital skills working at the MyVetMeds veterinary pharmacy and brings those skills to VetHelpDirect particularly in his work creating content for veterinary practices. He now splits his time between VetHelpDirect and teaching veterinary nurses and animal science students at Cornwall College. He has a broad interest in all matters veterinary and biological, but a particular interest in evidence based practice and applied veterinary pharmacology; and is our veterinary content and technical editor.
He lives on Dartmoor surrounded by family dogs, sheep and horses!

Latest articles by David Harris

UK Brucellosis outbreak in dogs: what we know and what we need to do next
Dogs
UK Brucellosis outbreak in dogs: what we know and what we need to do next
The threat to our pets from emerging and imported diseases has rarely been higher than it is now. This week, we have heard of the first dog to contract Monkeypox, and also, the news of the first human to contract Brucell…
August 21, 2022 • 1410 shares • 2 comments
Newsflash: Dog confirmed infected with monkeypox
Newsflash
Newsflash: Dog confirmed infected with monkeypox
Following our previous article on monkeypox, on 12th August 2022 the first confirmed case of monkeypox in a dog was reported. However, while this is an unwelcome development in the ongoing outbreak, it is perhaps less wo…
August 15, 2022 • 327 shares
Could your cat have pancreatitis?
Cats
Could your cat have pancreatitis?
Pancreatitis is remarkably common in cats - and is sadly underdiagnosed. This is largely because it is a condition that is often subtle, and masquerades as other diseases. If your cat is losing weight, suffering from let…
July 3, 2022 • 34 shares
New foot and mouth disease outbreak in UK?
Farm animal
New foot and mouth disease outbreak in UK?
Breaking news in the evening of 23rd June 2022 was of a possible outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease in Norfolk. This is a Notifiable Disease and so government vets investigated, finding signs of an infectious vesicular d…
June 24, 2022 • 224 shares
Is monkeypox a risk to my pets?
News and Comment
Is monkeypox a risk to my pets?
In recent days, even as we start to move on from the pandemic, we’re starting to hear of a sudden and unusual spike in cases of another exotic infectious disease. Here in the UK, there are clear signs of local transmissi…
May 24, 2022 • 125 shares
Poor journalism by BBC over vegan pet food
Animal Welfare
Poor journalism by BBC over vegan pet food
Article supported by veterinary professionals Cat Henstridge MRCVS, Susie Samuel MRCVS, Francisco Gomez MRCVS, Kathryn Carmichael MRCVS, Robyn Lowe DipAVN, Lennon Foo MRCVS, Sandra Sheils MRCVS, Jane Anderson RVN, Christ…
April 14, 2022 • 2680 shares • 12 comments
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