The Halal Travel Podcast S4 EP5 | Dr Salehatul Khuzaimah: On Being A Vet & Her Love For Animals

By Halal Trip | 01, Nov, 2021

With more than 4 million likes on Tik Tok, Dr. Salehatul Khuzaimah shares her day-to-day life as a veterinarian. Her love of all animals - big and small - is obvious and in this episode, she tells us the best and challenging parts of being an animal doctor. We posed her frequently asked questions on how she balances being a vet and a Muslim, and how she manages the death of a patient. We hope you love this episode and Dr. Salehatul as much as we do!

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What to Listen For

  • Introduction to Dr. Salehatul Khuzaimah
  • What are considered exotic animals?
  • Can all vets cater to all animals? Or just cats and dogs?
  • How did her love for animals start?
  • People who are traumatized by cats - Her husband and how he now loves them
  • Start from kittens?
  • What does a vet do on a day-to-day basis? - Different for different vets in their fields
  • Are they classified by species or body parts (like for human beings)?
  • Are animal bodies very similar to human bodies?
  • Anatomically different but physiologically similar
  • Facing new challenges and learning new things every day - different pets/subjects
  • Diagnosing a patient that cannot speak - Looking out for behaviors and body language 
  • Basic guidelines on each species or breed
  • Smallest animal and biggest animal she has operated on - Hamster and Large dog
  • The most exotic animal she has treated? - Slow Loris, Baby Ostrich
  • Spiders? Fish?
  • Treating dogs as a Muslim - Sertu is a norm and already a routine
  • Samak vs Sertu
  • Sertu soap
  • Among the different animals she treats, any specific species that are more challenging to handle?
  • All species have different ways to handle
  • Animal births - How much different are they from human births?
  • How long is the birth period for a cat or dog?
  • Chef Wan's cat giving birth
  • How does she deal with losses as a vet?
  • Tips for pet owners - Cases that are common occurrences, when should you rush to the vet (Emergency) and what you should do on the way?
  • Charcoal tablets might come in handy!
  • PSA: Do not self-medicate your pets and don't give human food to your pets!


Selected Links From the Episode

Dr Salehatul Khuzaimah
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