Lagolearn was started after we realised that rabbits were now such common patients that teaching their care under ‘exotics’ streams at veterinary conferences was no longer sufficient. We started the company to provide specific veterinary training for this much misunderstood species.
We are here to help veterinary professionals raise the standard of rabbit care in line with that of pet dogs and cats, both in the UK and internationally.
Bringing years of expertise and knowledge
Dr Ivan Crotaz MRVCS
Ivan graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 1999 and was working in first opinion practice when he first started running rabbit clinics for local rabbit shelters in 2002.
Since then he has been seeing both first and second opinion rabbit medicine and surgical cases. Ivan advised on the development of the new v-gel anaesthetic devices and has been the lead vet in their clinical trials and research since 2008.
Ivan teaches rabbit anaesthesia and surgical and medical rabbit management in the UK and USA, most recently at the Western Veterinary Conference in Las Vegas and the Rabbit Welfare Conference at the Royal Veterinary College. Ivan has also taught various aspects of rabbit medicine for regional BSAVA meetings over the last 10 years. He likes to teach ‘real world’ techniques that are immediately applicable in a normal practice setting—making rabbit cases successful and rewarding.
Ivan sees LagoLearn as the best way of improving rabbit care and welfare across the country and internationally - rabbits are enjoyable to both keep and treat and he looks forward to spreading the word!
Jo Hinde RVN
Jo has worked in the veterinary industry as a veterinary nurse since 2007 and has a special interest in the veterinary care and owner care of rabbits. She currently works as a RVN and is also an Outreach Officer for the Rabbit Welfare Association Fund (RWAF) in the UK. Jo works widely to promote rabbit health and provides lectures to the veterinary profession, students, schools and the general public in the UK and internationally. Jo has taught at the Western Veterinary Conference in Las Vegas, USA on specialist anaesthesia subjects for the last two years.
Jo has a strong belief in the value of good basic husbandry and in teaching clients how to look after their animals to prevent illness. In 2014 she was very proud to be chosen as the Blue Cross Veterinary Nurse of the Year. Jo is also an active educator and debater on veterinary and owner social media sites - get in touch with her on our Facebook site or Twitter account!