TECHNICAL SERVICES VETERINARIAN AND VOLUNTEER
Employment opportunities within veterinary medicine are diverse! Through this video interview with Walt Ingwersen, DVM, DVSc, Dipl. ACVIM (SAIM), CommuniVET™ is proud to shine the spotlight on an animal health professional who has chosen a different path. Learn about his experience and how he contributes to the evolving needs of veterinary medicine in his role as a technical services veterinarian and volunteer with WSAVA.
We're one step closer to establishing the pattern of cats' typical weight gains and losses over their lifetimes thanks to researchers at the University of Guelph's Ontario Veterinary College, who accessed a large data pool of more than 19 million cats and discovered that most cats continue to put on weight as they age... and that their average weight is on the rise.
Initial findings indicate members of the veterinary team in all parts of the world are experiencing stress and diminished wellbeing.
As a joint initiative of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and the University of Guelph, the Ontario Animal Health Network focuses on early disease and welfare trend detection in animals throughout Ontario to keep veterinarians, producers and the public informed, and to direct appropriate action whenever necessary.
Dr. Michelle Lem, founder of the Community Veterinary Outreach program, received the 2019 Global One Health Award from the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA). This prestigious global award is presented by the WSAVA’s One Health Committee (OHC) to an individual or organization contributing to the promotion of an aspect of One Health relevant to companion animals.
To honour its commitment to improving animal health medicine on a daily basis, and to thank animal welfare organizations for their contribution in protecting animals, Dispomed has created the Dispo-Don Fundraising Campaign. Every year, an exclusive Dispo-Don equipment colour will be selected and, for each special edition unit sold, a $100 donation will be made to the participating non-profit animal welfare organization closest to the clinic.
Purina marks the 51st Anniversary of the Purina Animal Hall of Fame by inducting three new heroic dogs. On June 11, 2019, in Toronto, Shelby, Rosco and Tucker were honoured at a special red carpet awards ceremony to celebrate their extraordinary qualities, courageous actions and lifesaving instincts.
Congratulations to Dr. Étienne Côté, professor of cardiology at the Atlantic Veterinary College, who received the 2018 Atlantic Award of Excellence in Veterinary Medicine and Animal Care at the Atlantic Provinces Veterinary Conference in Halifax on April 13. Passionate about teaching, and dedicated to veterinary students and residents, Dr. Côté was nominated by Dr. Ameet Singh, a former student who is now an associate professor of surgery at the Ontario Veterinary College.