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FOCUS ON RVTS: Brigitte Couturier

As part of RVT Month, we are proud to bring you this interview with Brigitte Couturier, RVT, VTS (ECC), Emergency care team leader and continuing education coordinator at the Centre vétérinaire Laval and ATSAQ President. Learn about about her path to becoming a VTS and what you can expect if you embark on this journey too!

FOCUS ON RVTS: Shannon Gervais

What better way to celebrate RVT Month than with an interview with newly appointed Director of veterinary technologist, learning & development, at VCA Canada, and proud RVT, Shannon Gervais.

FOUR-LEGGED HEROES: PETS SAVING PETS THROUGH BLOOD DONATIONS

Animal blood banks play a crucial role in supplying veterinary clinics with high-quality animal blood products for pets who need transfusion therapy as part of their care. What can veterinary teams do to help support these blood banks and encourage blood donations?

CANADIAN VIRTUAL VETERINARY SYMPOSIUM

CommuniVET™ is proud to present its first annual Canadian Virtual Veterinary Symposium! This exclusive and unique online event will bring together prominent guest speakers as well as members of the veterinary community from across Canada for two full days of online learning, connecting, and networking.

NEW CUTTING-EDGE CENTRE TO BE BUILT AT THE VET SCHOOL IN SAINT-HYACINTHE THANKS TO A $1M DOLLAR DONATION BY ROYAL CANIN

A new Centre of Excellence for Minimally Invasive Procedures (CEMIP) will be established at Université de Montréal’s veterinary school in Saint-Hyacinthe, thanks to a $1-million donation from Royal Canin Canada.

Watch an interview with CEMIP Project director, Dr. Marylin Dunn, to learn more about this exciting new center.

Merck Animal Health has something new for cats

Merck Animal Health introduces VITRECTO®, the first and only feline topical solution that protects against fleas, ticks, and heartworm disease for 2 months, and treats infections with roundworm and hookworm.

Fuelling Wellness – A one-day symposium where you can learn more about animal nutrition

The Ontario Veterinary College and the Ontario Agricultural College are teaming up to organize a one-day continuing education event on August 15, 2020 which will feature topical nutrition-centric discussions for pet and equine professionals and enthusiasts from every experience and knowledge level.

Q&A with Dr. Michelle Evason: Co-editor of NEW infectious disease manual designed as right-hand resource for veterinary clinicians and students

When it comes to learning about and diagnosing infectious diseases in small animals, there are plenty of books for veterinary practitioners and students to consult. But none quite like Infectious Diseases of the Dog and Cat: A Color Handbook, says Dr. Michelle Evason, internal medicine specialist at the Atlantic Veterinary College who co-edited the unique publication together with First Editor, Dr. Scott Weese.

NEXGARD SPECTRA™ AND NEXGARD®: NOW INDICATED AGAINST LYME DISEASE

Boehringer Ingelheim is pleased to announce that NexGard SPECTRA™ and NexGard® are now indicated for the reduction of Borrelia burgdorferi infections, as a direct result of killing adult Ixodes scapularis vector ticks.

NexGard SPECTRA™ and NexGard® are the first and only parasiticides licensed in Canada to reduce the risk of Lyme disease.

WHAT IF IT WAS EASIER FOR CATS TO GET THE HYDRATION THEY NEED?

Why are cats susceptible to dehydration? Do owners know how much their cats are drinking? Why is hydration maintenance so important in cats with CKD? Discover a scientific breakthrough in cat hydration: a practical new tool that makes it easier to not only lead cats to water… but also get them to drink!