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THE 2021 CANADIAN VIRTUAL VETERINARY SYMPOSIUM

CommuniVET™ is happy to kick off registration for the second edition of its Canadian Virtual Veterinary Symposium (CVVS). Enjoy three full days of online learning, connecting, and networking with veterinary colleagues across Canada. This year’s one-of-a-kind online event is BIGGER and BETTER with new program features and a stellar lineup of Canadian and international speakers. Plus, when you secure your spot by June 30, 2021, not only can you benefit from our early-bird discount, but you might even win your ticket!

MERCK ANIMAL HEALTH INTRODUCES BRAVECTO® ONE FOR THE LITTLE ONES

Merck Animal Health is proud to introduce the latest protection against fleas and ticks designed for puppies, BRAVECTO® ONE*!

HILL’S HELPS TO SPARK THE CONVERSATION ABOUT PET OBESITY

There is still much to be done to end pet obesity. And to support this mission, Hill’s is proud to introduce the End Pet Obesity campaign. Discover Moto and Poochini’s weight loss journey to help raise awareness about this ongoing issue through tools and talking points for veterinary teams.

NEW BOOK RELEASE FROM A CANADIAN SPECIALIST

Watch this short video as Dr. Michelle Evason discusses her new book entitled Tick-borne diseases in dogs: A Canadian perspective, which she wrote to help keep dogs and their owners safe from ticks. During this interview, she talks about what inspired her to write this book, what the content focuses on, and what makes it different from similar publications.

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?

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.