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Pets rule cancer drools

Unique fundraising event kicks off Veterinary Technician Week at Pierrefonds Animal Hospital

Studying Lymphoma in Dogs Benefits Human Cancer Research

University of Guelph researchers are finding that dogs provide a good model for human lymphoma studies.

Dr. Frank Schenkels named 2016 Bovine Practitioner of the Year

Dr. Frank Schenkels from Fundy Veterinarians Ltd. in Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia named the 2016 Bovine Practitioner of the Year at the 49th edition of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners' Conference.

Dean of the Western College of Veterinary Medicine elected president of the AAVMC

Dr. Douglas Freeman, dean of the Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan in Canada, became the first non-U.S. college dean ever elected president of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC).

AVC student to present research poster at APHA conference

Alison Reindel, a fourth-year student at UPEI’s Atlantic Veterinary College, has been selected to present a research poster at the American Public Health Association’s (APHA) annual conference in Denver, Colorado, on November 2, 2016.

Mental health and wellness the focus of research at OVC

A group of five Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) researchers have teamed up to work on a multi-pronged approach to mental health and wellness initiatives for veterinarians, student veterinarians and agricultural producers.

WSAVA Ketamine petition update: Original goal of 10,000 signatures reached (thank you)! Let's help bring that number up to 15,000!

An important message from Dr. Paulo Steagall, member of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) Global Pain Council and assistant professor at the University of Montreal, and Dr. Walt Ingwersen, WSAVA President-elect, to animal health industry stakeholders.

AVC's Pet Pantry program

On July 19th, the pets of 200 inner city residents from Hamilton, Ontario, were treated to free dog food, a veterinary checkup and a nail clipping, thanks to Associate Veterinary Clinics’ (AVC) Pet Pantry program.

​Shannon Brownrigg, Executive Director of RVTTC, presents the new RVTTC Vice-president, Heather Shannon

Shannon Brownrigg and Heather Shannon from the Registered Veterinary Technologists and Technicians of Canada (RVTTC) share a common mission: to unite all registered veterinary technologists and technicians across Canada.