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

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 • 2687 shares • 12 comments
Best UK Vet 2022 Announced!
Best UK Vets
Best UK Vet 2022 Announced!
Here at VetHelpDirect, we want to help you - the pet parent, owner, or guardian. And we want to help your vets to help you! That’s why we started the Best UK Vet Awards - to reward genuinely excellent service by vet prac…
April 11, 2022 • 60 shares
VetHelpDirect Communications Survey 2021
News and Comment
VetHelpDirect Communications Survey 2021
Every two years, VetHelpDirect run a big survey of pet owners in the UK called the Communications Survey. And the 2021 survey has just gone live! We’d love it if as many pet owners as possible could complete it - and in…
September 13, 2021
Newsflash - Afghan Operation Ark is GO
Animal Welfare
Newsflash - Afghan Operation Ark is GO
With all the chaos following the US and Western withdrawal from Afghanistan, it's not really surprising that animal charities weren't foremost in the minds of the military and political planners. However, one rescue orga…
August 23, 2021 • 641 shares
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