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Sheridan Lathe

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Meet Dr Sheridan Lathe

"I am a passionate Aussie vet who has given up material possessions to travel the world with my husband doing volunteer vet work from our boat Chuffed! Check us out in YouTube 'Vet Tails Chuffed Adventures'. Our story is interesting, adventurous and spreads the message of animal health and welfare."

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The Bondi Vet treats a variety of animals. What is the smallest and largest animal you've had as a patient? What were their ailments and how did you treat them? What was the most difficult case you've encountered? Why?

Posted 11 months ago

Hello Laura and everyone! The smallest animal I have ever treated was a Southerm Pygmy Possum, in South Australia. Thankfully the little possum had no serious ailments, but was part of an orphaned litter. They went on to a carer to be looked after until they were adults and could be released. The largest animal I have ever worked with is an Asian Elephant in Thailand. Her name was BoonMee and she was suffering from an open abscess, that had been there for over a year after she had been treated cruelly in the tourism industry... The abscess was treated with antibiotic injections and daily flushing with antiseptic solution, but took many months to heal. My most difficult case... that is hard to answer but I think the most difficult cases are the ones you just can't help. For example an animal with incurable cancer... you know the diagnosis, the family has the means to pay for treatment, but there is no treatment available... that is always really difficult.

sheridanvettailsSheridan Lathe responded 10 months ago

The Bondi Vet treats a variety of animals. What is the smallest and largest animal you've had as a patient? What were their ailments and how did you treat them? What was the most difficult case you've encountered? Why?

Posted 11 months ago

Hello Laura and everyone! The smallest animal I have ever treated was a Southerm Pygmy Possum, in South Australia. Thankfully the little possum had no serious ailments, but was part of an orphaned litter. They went on to a carer to be looked after until they were adults and could be released. The largest animal I have ever worked with is an Asian Elephant in Thailand. Her name was BoonMee and she was suffering from an open abscess, that had been there for over a year after she had been treated cruelly in the tourism industry... The abscess was treated with antibiotic injections and daily flushing with antiseptic solution, but took many months to heal. My most difficult case... that is hard to answer but I think the most difficult cases are the ones you just can't help. For example an animal with incurable cancer... you know the diagnosis, the family has the means to pay for treatment, but there is no treatment available... that is always really difficult.

sheridanvettailsSheridan Lathe responded 10 months ago

How do you support new graduates and vet students within the industry, especially when it comes to stress and mental health issues?

Posted 11 months ago

Great question! Through my Instagram, blog and facebook I try to post encouraging photos that are both educational and sometimes inspirational (I hope!) to give students something to look forward to and show there is a light at the end of the difficult new grad/student tunnel! I have also written some specific blog posts concerning how I deal with difficult cases such as euthanasias and post mortems. Finally I give free lectures to veterinarians and students, to help them improve their skills and I try to keep these lectures very casual so students/vets can discuss with me any troubles they are having, whether that be with cases or personally. I also talk to a lot of students and veterinarians about the path I took with my career and how I made these decisions. Mental health issues are so important and should be discussed openly so people can get the support they need. I also have mentored some students through my social media links, giving them advice on the steps to becoming a vet, study advise and coping mechanisms I still use to this day! Thanks again for the great question!

sheridanvettailsSheridan Lathe responded 10 months ago

Why do dogs chew their paws and why is their paw and mouth hair discoloured.

Posted 11 months ago

Another good question! There are many reasons dogs will chew their paws, including allergies. The saliva and a mix of bacteria and yeast that tend to love those dark, wet places cause the discolouration we often see on the fur of chewed areas.

sheridanvettailsSheridan Lathe responded 10 months ago

Sheridan is the real deal! An awesome person with a true passion for life and to help animals all over the world.

Posted 11 months ago

She looks very caring but still.loads of fun to watch

Posted 11 months ago

Thank you!

sheridanvettailsSheridan Lathe responded 10 months ago

Sheridan is an awesome vet to work with who truly loves what she does. I admire her passion for her work and love reading and watching her stories regarding her current overseas and voluntary vet work. She has an exceptional personality which would suit a tv role. Good luck Sheridan.

Posted 11 months ago

Sheridan is not only an amazing vet, she is truly made for TV. The perfect Bondi vet.

Posted 11 months ago

Sheridan is a lovely, smart gal and a friend to animals of all kinds!

Posted 11 months ago

Sheridan has devoted her life to animals and I knew first hand from her uni days how hard she has worked. She deserves to be the next Bondi Vet and has my vote x100!

Posted 11 months ago

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