Rebecca MacMillan

BVetMed BSAVA PGCertSAM MRCVS

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

The true extent of osteoarthritis in UK pets
Animal Welfare
The true extent of osteoarthritis in UK pets
Osteoarthritis is a condition that many people have heard of, yet there are so many pets out there still suffering and not receiving the support they need. Why is this? We’re going to explore this joint disease further,…
March 29, 2024 • 36 shares
Why is my cat losing his balance?
Cats
Why is my cat losing his balance?
Has your cat seemed a bit ‘off’ recently? Does it look like their balance is not quite there? Your cat may be suffering from ataxia, the technical term for losing their coordination. While you should always call your vet…
March 21, 2024 • 54 shares • 3 comments
Is preventative healthcare for dogs and cats really worth it?
Preventative Health
Is preventative healthcare for dogs and cats really worth it?
With dog owners spending approximately £1,875 per year (based on stats from 2022), owning a pet can be a costly business. In the current financial climate, it can be tempting to skip some of the ‘routine’ stuff…
February 29, 2024 • 18 shares
How common is gallbladder disease in dogs?
Common Conditions
How common is gallbladder disease in dogs?
The gall bladder is probably not an area of the body that you give much thought to until it goes wrong! If your dog has recently been diagnosed with a gallbladder problem then you might have a few questions. We’ll explor…
February 27, 2024 • 131 shares
Don't Chinese Crested dogs get cold in winter?
Breeds
Don't Chinese Crested dogs get cold in winter?
Chinese Crested dogs are an interesting breed. They are one of the nine or more hairless breeds that exist worldwide, but don’t tend to be the sort of dog you see every day!  If you are interested in this breed or a…
January 28, 2024 • 53 shares
Do dogs get concussion?
Common Conditions
Do dogs get concussion?
Has your dog ever been involved in an accident? Perhaps they’ve had a clumsy bump on the head? If so, then you might be wondering whether concussion is a possibility in our canine companions.
December 12, 2023 • 15 shares
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