Specialist Spotlights
2022-07-07
05:51 min
Robin Saar, RVT, VTS (nutrition)
How has raising chihuahuas and competing in endurance riding fostered Robin’s passion for nutrition? Why did she choose nutrition over other specialties? Watch this exclusive video, in which Robin shares her love for nutrition and discusses its importance as a speciality in the clinic. She introduces us to her own furry family and shares a fun moment at work. Tune in to learn the topic of her first textbook and for advice on technicians who are interested in specializing in nutrition.
2022-04-06
5:58 min
Charlie Pye, BSc, DVM, DVSc, Dipl. ACVD
How is dermatology different from other specialties? Watch this exclusive video as Dr. Charlie Pye describes her diverse and fulfilling career. She talks about the mentors she had the opportunity to work with over the years and some unusual cases she’s encountered in her practice. Tune in as she talks about what she finds most challenging in her work and how to stay happy as a dermatologist.
2022-01-12
8:24 min
Serge Chalhoub, BSc, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM (SAIM)
Why did Dr. Serge Chalhoub decide to become an internal medicine specialist? Watch this exclusive video as he describes what led him to choose this specialty and what keeps him at the top of his game. He talks about his career over the years, also mentioning a patient who had a significant impact on him, an unusual case he encountered, and what advice he would give his young self.
2021-12-07
12:34 min
Jennie Tait, AHT, RVT, VTS (Dermatology - Charter)
As an experienced Animal Health Technician and Registered Veterinary Technician, why did Jennie Tait decide to become specialized? And why did she choose dermatology? Watch this exclusive video as Jennie Tait describes her diverse and fulfilling career, which led her to become the one and only veterinary technician specialized in dermatology in Canada. Tune in as she talks about the most challenging aspects of her work and shares the advice she would give to her younger self.
2019-10-24
Karol A. Mathews, DVM, DVSc, Dipl. ACVECC, Professor Emerita, University of Guelph
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...
2019-06-21
Colleen Wilson, BSc, DVM, Dipl. ACVB, Mobile Behaviour Specialist, colleenwilsonbehaviourvet.com, Ottawa region
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.
2019-04-18
Julius Liptak, BVSc, MVetClinStud, FACVSc, Dipl. ACVS-SA, Dipl. ECVS, Surgical oncologist, VCA Canada Alta Vista Animal Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario
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...
2018-12-06
Marilyn Dunn, DVM, MVSc, Dipl. ACVIM, Small Animal Internal Medicine Professor, Centre hospitalier universitaire vétérinaire (CHUV), Faculté de médecine vétérinaire, Université de Montréal, Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec
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.
2018-09-06
Paulo Steagall, DVM, PhD, MSc, Dipl. ACVAA, Anesthesiology Professor, Centre hospitalier universitaire vétérinaire (CHUV), Faculté de médecine vétérinaire, Université de Montréal, Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec
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!