Rebecca MacMillan


Rebecca is a companion animal vet who has always had a passion for writing and client communication. Since her graduation from the Royal Veterinary college in 2009 she has gained a wealth of experience in first opinion small animal practice, in both clinical and managerial roles. She currently works in the South West and deals with a variety of routine and emergency appointments, but particularly enjoys medicine cases. Outside of work and writing, she enjoys spending time with her family, including her bouncy flat coated retriever George!

Latest articles by Rebecca MacMillan

What does
Life as vet - what its like
What does "OOH" mean on a vet’s website, and is it important?
When choosing a veterinary practice, you may have had a look at a few websites. One of the terms that may have come up during your research is the ‘OOH’ provision. What is this though, and what does it mean on a practica…
June 25, 2022 • 51 shares
Is the kennel cough vaccine worth it?
Common Conditions
Is the kennel cough vaccine worth it?
We all know that our dogs need their annual booster vaccination to protect against diseases like parvovirus and leptospirosis. However, you may not be as familiar with the kennel cough vaccine.   It protects ag…
June 19, 2022 • 41 shares
What is
Animal Welfare
What is "heroic treatment" for pets and is it worth it?
Much of what we do in veterinary practice involves ethics. When we consider whether something is ethical or not, we are primarily looking at what is in the best interests of the animal; this can sometimes have grey areas…
June 7, 2022 • 55 shares
Pet dogs and the law - dos and don'ts
Pet dogs and the law - dos and don'ts
You might already be aware of some of the laws that surround dog ownership. But there may also be a few you are less familiar with. In this blog, we will look at the laws you should be complying with to keep your dog, an…
June 1, 2022 • 51 shares
How much insurance cover do you really need?
Pet Insurance
How much insurance cover do you really need?
Most owners are comfortable with the concept of insurance which is there to help protect against unexpected vet bills. After all, there is no NHS for pets! But with so much choice from numerous providers, with different…
May 21, 2022 • 33 shares
Could my dog have
Common Conditions
Could my dog have "Westie Lung"?
Most pedigree dog breeds have certain health complaints they are prone to. Cavalier King Charles suffer from heart problems, Dachshunds have back problems, and Labradors have hip dysplasia. West Highland White Terriers (…
May 20, 2022 • 23 shares
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