About Net Vet

Net Vet aims to be a useful resource where pet owners can educate and inform themselves about their pets health. All of the articles published by Net Vet are written by veterinary experts with many years of experience in their chosen field.

Below are details of a few of our writers.

Dr Robert Steen

“I enjoy keeping and breeding tropical fish such as Cichlids and Catfish but have a love for all kinds of animals; my wife and I currently have two dogs and three cats and never seem to be without some kind of animal running around our feet!”

Robert Steen qualified as a Veterinary Surgeon from London’s Royal Veterinary College, the largest in the country, in 1972.

His first position was at a small clinic in his home town of Bristol where he gained valuable small animal experience followed by work in Edinburgh, Dunfermline and Kenya.

He now had over 30 years of veterinary experience having worked

in a range of positions around the world with all kinds of common and not-so-common species.

Dr Maryam Achoukhi

In her spare time Maryam is a keen horse rider and enjoys exploring the Welsh countryside on foot.

Dr Maryam Achoukhi (MRCVS VetMB MA) graduated with merits in 2016 from the University of Cambridge. Since then she has worked in equine and small animal practice and has a particular interest in soft tissue surgery and dermatology. 

Maryam is dedicated to increasing her knowledge around all aspects of veterinary medicine and runs CPD Circle, an online education platform for other veterinary professionals. 

Dr Margaret Finlay

Margaret is a keen rider, seen here showjumping Starbuck.

Margaret graduated from Glasgow Vet School in 2007. During her time there she received several awards including the McCall Award for the most distinguished academic performance throughout the course.

In addition to multiple equine and veterinary positions Margaret has volunteered as a vet at the PDSA, and occasionally steps in as the official vet for Scottish Endurance riding events.

In her spare time Margaret enjoys reading, creative writing, most outdoor activities in particular cycling, kayaking, skiing and hiking as well as scrabble and discovering good red wines.

Margaret recently completed her PhD titled Bovine Papillomavirus and Equine Sarcoids; Unravelling the Viral Pathogenesis”. She is published

in the Merck Veterinary Manual 10th Edition for her work on equine sarcoids and Virus Research on ‘The Detection of Bovine Papillomavirus Type-1 DNA in Flies’.

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