Watch this video featuring Marco Bregliano, DVM, Dipl. ACT, who explains why veterinary teams should rethink when to spray/neuter certain breeds. Based on recent findings, he discusses oncologic, orthopedic, and behavioural factors to take into consideration. He shares spraying/neutering recommendations based on sex, breed, and species. He also describes an alternative available for pets with behaviour issues.
Antech's KeyScreen® GI Parasite PCR brings the power of PCR to your routine dog and cat wellness screening. KeyScreen enables you to remain vigilant for the benefit of the patient, the pet owner, and the broader community — confidently delivered with speed and at an affordable price. The KeyScreen GI Parasite PCR panel offers detection of 20 gastro-intestinal parasites and two additional parasite markers, hookworm (Ancylostoma caninum) benzimidazole treatment resistance, and Giardia strains...
Watch this video featuring Lianna Titcombe, BScH, DVM, CHPV, who talked about euthanasia during this year’s convention. She provides insight on how veterinary teams and pet owners can collaborate to make the best decision for the animal based on its condition and offers helpful tips for a calm and peaceful euthanasia process.
Watch this video featuring Senani Ratnayake, BSc, RVT, Director of Learning and Engagement at Vet Alliance/Globalvet where she talks about her presentations: ‘Not just an RVT’ and ‘Leading from the floor.’ The first puts emphasis on how important it is for RVTs to acknowledge their value within a team, while the second provides advice on cultivating personal leadership skills and fostering them in fellow professionals.
Dr. Brendon Laing, a Canadian veterinarian and co-owner of award-winning clinics in Ontario, is to receive the 2023 WSAVA Future Leader Award in recognition of his strong contribution to the wider veterinary community in Canada, in particular his work to highlight issues around mental health in the profession and to promote technological innovation in the sector. Dr. Laing has served on the board of the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA) since 2017, using this platform to advocate...
Highlights from the 2023 CVMA Convention: The role veterinarians have played in the evolution of extreme conformations in dogs
Watch this video as Brenda Bonnett, BSc, DVM, PhD, discusses extreme conformations in dogs and the impact of this practice on dogs, dog owners, and veterinary professionals. She also talks about how veterinarians can speak up for the welfare of these animals going forward as well as other solutions to consider for future generations.
Participate in the second CommuniVET™ PowerUp fund contest and you could win a prize value of up to $1,500 to pursue your career aspirations! PowerUp is a special fund created by CommuniVET™ to help cover the costs associated with the professional development of Canadian RVTs. To be considered for the PowerUp fund, RVTs must describe how the financial support will be used to help enhance their skills and/or advance their career. The catch? Unleash your creativity! Sing, dance, write a poem,...
CommuniVET™ is excited to offer the second annual RVT PWR virtual event to RVTs across Canada. The half-day event during RVT Month supports you in creating a rewarding, lifelong RVT career that aligns with your personal and professional aspirations. The 2023 RVT PWR virtual event will, once again, offer: An enthusiastic group of speakers to empower and inspire you! FREE registration (but you do need to register!)A chance to win some fun prizes if you attend the LIVE event.A program that...
Did you know? In a recent review of passive surveillance data in Canada, Ixodes scapularis ticks were submitted year-round and almost 20% of I. scapularis ticks were infected with Borrelia burgdorferi? And one-quarter of those B. burgdorferi ticks were acquired outside of previously identified Lyme disease risk areas?1 Veterinarians should be aware that there is a risk of exposure to infected ticks outside of known Lyme disease areas, even if the risk is considered low. We often associate...