Louisa Marcombes

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

Do dogs get Lyme disease?
Common Conditions
Do dogs get Lyme disease?
Lyme disease is a bacterial infection of increasing public health importance worldwide. The bug in question is Borrelia burgdorferi, which is transmitted through the bite of the sheep tick, Ixodes Ricinus. Lyme disease i…
June 13, 2021 • 2 shares • 1 comments
Do pets need sunscreen to protect them from the sun?
Cats
Do pets need sunscreen to protect them from the sun?
Who among us isn’t, after a long, tough, lockdown winter, yearning for those lazy, hot summer days that are around the corner? OK, so admittedly the weather has been a bit stop-start the last few weeks, leaving us reachi…
June 3, 2021 • 20 shares
How much does it cost to keep a cat?
Cats
How much does it cost to keep a cat?
How much research do you do when deciding to take out a new mobile phone contract? Or a gym membership? How about when you are thinking of getting a cat? A recent survey found that a whopping 83% of cat owners admit to n…
May 2, 2021 • 3 shares
Is it safe to neuter my rabbit?
Neutering
Is it safe to neuter my rabbit?
It is important to have your pet rabbit neutered for health and welfare reasons. However, rabbits need to be anaesthetised for this, and it is a common belief that they are more prone to dying during or directly after an…
April 7, 2021 • 2 shares
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