MA VetMB AFHEA MRCVS
Louisa qualified from Cambridge University Vet School in 2001. After a period in small animal general practice in the South East, she moved to London to join the veterinary team at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, where she remained for ten years. At Battersea, Louisa discovered an interest in Small Animal Surgery and she gained extensive managing infection control and animal welfare issues. She also featured on early episodes of the popular ITV programme, "For the Love of Dogs", with Paul O'Grady.
Louisa subsequently worked at the Beaumont Sainsbury Animal Hospital in London, where she taught first opinion practice to final year veterinary students and set up the hospital's laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery service. Louisa built on her passion for surgery through teaching and mentoring the next generation of veterinary surgeons leading her to study surgical teaching techniques and technologies alongside human surgeons, and gaining associate fellowship of the Higher Education Academy. In 2019, Louisa moved to France where, after a spell in clinical practice, she set up as a Freelance Medical and Veterinary writer.
Latest articles by Louisa Marcombes
Is it safe for dogs to drink from puddles?
From personal experience, there are two inevitabilities of dog ownership. The first is that, at some point, you will step out for a walk and forget to take water for your dog. The second is that your dog is always happy…
September 26, 2021
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Why does my dog need “rehabilitation” after cruciate surgery and what does this involve?
Did you know that the most common orthopaedic disease in dogs is cruciate ligament disease of the stifle joint, the dog equivalent of the knee? The knee joint in dogs (and people) contain a pair of ligaments that form an…
September 13, 2021
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4 symptoms of anaemia in cats
Did you know that cats can get anaemia, just like people? Anaemia is when there is a reduction of the number of red blood cells (RBCs) in the circulation. As RBCs are essential for transporting oxygen to the body’s organ…
August 23, 2021
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When can kittens start eating solid food?
If there is one thing that we can all agree on, it is that kittens are insanely cute. Those of us lucky enough to have their homes overrun by the little critters will be very aware of the responsibility to ensure that th…
August 11, 2021
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Who is looking after my pet when I leave them at the vet’s overnight?
Have you ever had to leave your pet at the vet’s overnight? Did you wonder how often they would be checked? Did you ask the vet about this? If you knew that there would be no one in the practice building overnight whilst…
I think my dog has been bitten by a snake! What do I do?
Do you know where in the British Isles the most number of snake bites on dogs are reported? The answer to what sounds like a particularly niche pub question is, perhaps surprisingly, Surrey1. Most people would view the r…
June 20, 2021