Medical Writing Authors Louisa Marcombes

Louisa Marcombes
Section Editor – Veterinary Writing

Louisa is Freelance Medical and Veterinary Writer, after having spent 20 years in veterinary clinical practice, mainly based in London, UK. During her clinical career she developed an interest in all aspects of communication within the clinical team, with clients and with stakeholders. In addition, she maintains an active interest in evidence-based practice, disease surveillance and drug safety, along with sustainable practice. She is currently based in Auvergne, France.

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Veterinary Medical Writing - Volume 33, Issue 1

What’s up, doc? Defining a use for graphic medicine in veterinary communications Author: Louisa Marcombes This article aims to make the case for graphic medicine – comics in healthcare –and attempt to define their use in the veterinary field.…

Veterinary Medical Writing - Volume 32, Issue 4

Abstract Editorial Section Editor: Louisa Marcombes Trust me on the sunscreen  Author: Caroline Frith Medical Writing. 2023;32(4):78–81.

Veterinary Medical Writing - Volume 32, Issue 2

Abstract Human medicine has recently seen a move away from the paternalistic patient-physician paradigm course to a collaborative one, where “shared decision-making” is a core principle. No longer a passive bystander, where their case management is…

Veterinary Medical Writing - Volume 32, Issue 1

Contributors: Rhona Fraser (author), Louisa Marcombes (section editor) Medical Writing. 2023;32(1)108-113. boots and spreadsheets: A rough guide to production animal medicine for medical writers There have been countless columns written about “herd immunity” during and since the COVID-19 pandemic. But what does it take to write about a real-life…

Veterinary Medical Writing - Volume 31, Issue 3

Contributors: Louisa Marcombes (author and section editor) An illustrated look at brachycephalic dogs Louisa Marcombes Medical Writing. 2022;31(3)75-79.

Veterinary Medical Writing - Volume 31, Issue 2

For this issue of Veterinary Medical Writing, we have two articles from the veterinary world. The first is about the niche but increasingly in demand service of veterinary public relations (PR). Louisa Marcombes (editor)

Veterinary Medical Writing - Volume 31, Issue 1

For this special Sustainability issue of Medical Writing, the editorial team at Veterinary Medical Writing has decided to focus on One Health. As the global society adjusts to adopting a sustainable lifestyle, whether voluntarily or kicking and…

Infographic: Your sustainable lifestyle journey - Volume 31, Issue 1


Veterinary sustainability - Volume 31, Issue 1

Respected for their knowledge of animal health and disease, veterinarians safeguard animal health and welfare and, where applicable, the productivity of animals under their care. With the threats posed by climate change, the veterinary profession…

The Crofter: Sustainable Communications - Volume 30, Issue 4

Greetings from the croft! In this special issue on medical journalism, we have two contributions that discuss topics that have enjoyed attention in the press: 1. the emerging environmental problem because of the growing drug market for pets, and 2.…

Veterinary Medical Writing - Volume 30, Issue 4

December is traditionally a time of reflection, with an old calendar year drawing to a close, a new one just around the corner, and many of us planning to spend the festive period with friends and loved ones. On top of that, 2021 brings to a close…

Veterinary Medical Writing - Volume 30, Issue 3

This edition of Veterinary Medical Writing signals a changing of the guard as Karim Montasser passes on the reins, having guided this section of Medical Writing with a steady hand during his tenure. And it is mindful of those auspicious shoes to…



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