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

Here’s to the Christmas Vets and Animal Carers
Christmas
Here’s to the Christmas Vets and Animal Carers
Over the Christmas period, most people are able to take a break - even if just a few days - to celebrate (or not!), relax, and recharge. This year especially, I think we all need a few “down days” to escape the world and…
December 24, 2022 • 8 shares
Do I need to keep my chickens indoors to protect them from Avian Flu?
Bird
Do I need to keep my chickens indoors to protect them from Avian Flu?
While we’ve been (quite sensibly!) worrying about a pandemic that affects humans, it’s important we don’t take our eyes off an older potential pandemic disease… Avian Flu. While the current strain isn’t as disruptive or…
November 8, 2022 • 125 shares
Do vets use nutritional supplements for their own cats?
Life as vet - what its like
Do vets use nutritional supplements for their own cats?
With a truly vast array of supplements on the shelves, all promising to help maintain our cats’ in tip-top health… Which ones are actually being used by vets? What do vets use for their own pets? We asked our cat-owning…
October 19, 2022 • 3 shares • 1 comments
How do I complain about my vet?
Controversial topics
How do I complain about my vet?
The vast majority of the time, your relationship with your vet will be a healthy and productive one. However, sometimes things go terribly wrong. So wrong, in fact, that you feel “this should never have happened, and mus…
October 2, 2022 • 7 shares
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 • 1460 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
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