Dr. Mathews’s professional journey took a whole new turn when she chose to go back to school to pursue her studies in veterinary medicine. After working in a mixed practice for about a year, she worked on expanding her skills and knowledge, eventually giving her the opportunity to develop the emergency and critical care medicine residency program at the Ontario Veterinary College. In this video, she explains the trajectory that led her to emergency and critical care medicine and how the...
Why did Dr. Wilson want to get involved in behavioural medicine? How does she hope to make a difference in animal treatment and training practices? What is her main goal when she works with owners and their pets? What are her thoughts about the Fear FreeSM initiative? Watch this exclusive video interview for answers to these questions and to find out what books Dr. Wilson recommends in relation to behavioural medicine.
Oral health is a fundamental aspect of overall pet health and well-being. Although compromised dental health may not exhibit obvious clinical signs of disease, it can affect a pet’s health, longevity, quality of life, and interaction with its owner. Therefore, veterinary dentistry represents an opportunity for primary care clinics to demonstrate a high level of service and professional expertise to their clients and to positively impact patient comfort and well-being. To promote the...
eTick.ca: An image-based online platform that quickly identifies ticks and provides distribution map updates in real time
There's no denying the northward expansion of tick ranges, the explosive population growth of certain species such as Ixodes scapularis (especially in eastern and central Canada), and the importance of keeping tabs on them in real-time. Although a number of services are offered across the country to help the public obtain information about ticks and tick-borne diseases, most require the submission of tick specimens for examination, a process that may take a long time. In 2015, researchers...
At what point did Dr. Liptak realize that he truly wanted to work in cancer care? How did he contribute to the development of the Veterinary Society of Surgical Oncology? Who is his mentor and what does he find most rewarding in his work? What helps to improve an animal’s well-being after getting through surgery and how does computer-aided design help to ensure success? Watch this exclusive video interview for answers to these questions and to find out what surgical cases Dr. Liptak enjoys...
Who influenced Dr. Dunn’s career path and which patient actually changed the direction of her career? What are the essential qualities required to perform minimally invasive procedures? What is she trying to teach the next generation of veterinary surgeons? How does she keep her work-life balance? Watch this exclusive video interview for answers to these questions and to find out what Dr. Dunn’s plans are for the future.
What inspired Dr. Steagall to study veterinary medicine? What are some of the most recent breakthroughs in anesthesia and pain management? What are the main concerns he tries to address through his research? What would he like to pass on to future generations of veterinarians? Watch this exclusive video interview for answers to these questions and to find out what an anesthesiologist’s best quality should be!
What motivated Dr. D'Astous to choose veterinary dentistry as his specialty? What does he find the most rewarding about his work? Of what achievements is he the most proud? What advice would he give new graduates? Watch this exclusive video interview for answers to these questions... and to find out what it's like to perform "supersized" dental procedures on tigers and other zoo animals!
Veterinary anesthesiologist Dr. Craig Mosley has taken a circuitous (and fascinating) route to the career he describes as a perfect fit for him – a specialty that not only combines all the basic sciences, but also allows him to work with many different species... from iguanas to elephants!