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VETERINARIANS WORKING IN A DIFFERENT WORKPLACE

CERTIFIED HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE VETERINARIAN

Employment opportunities within veterinary medicine are diverse! Through this video interview with Lianna Titcombe, DVM, CHPV, CommuniVET™ is proud to shine the spotlight on an animal health professional who has chosen a different path. Learn about Dr. Titcombe's experience and how she contributes to the evolving needs of veterinary medicine in her role as a certified hospice and palliative care veterinarian.

VETERINARIANS WORKING IN A DIFFERENT WORKPLACE

CEO OF A CANADIAN ANIMAL HEALTH PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY

Employment opportunities within veterinary medicine are diverse! Through this video interview with Ian Sandler, DVM, CommuniVET™ is proud to shine the spotlight on an animal health professional who has chosen a different path. Learn about Dr. Sandler's experience and how he contributes to the evolving needs of veterinary medicine in his role as a CEO of a canadian animal health pharmaceutical company.

VETERINARIANS WORKING IN A DIFFERENT WORKPLACE

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.

Are cats getting fatter? Big data helps OVC researchers see the big picture

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.

WSAVA’s Professional Wellness Group study into global veterinary wellness

Initial findings indicate members of the veterinary team in all parts of the world are experiencing stress and diminished wellbeing.

THE ONTARIO ANIMAL HEALTH NETWORK (OAHN)

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.

Congratulations to Dr. Michelle Lem, recipient of the 2019 WSAVA Global One Health Award

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.

THE ACCIDENTAL VETERINARIAN: DR. PHILIPP SCHOTT SHARES STORIES FROM HIS 30-YEAR CAREER

Dr. Philipp Schott never dreamed of becoming a veterinarian. Yet, he has treated an epileptic ostrich and performed an ultrasound on an 18-foot python. His first book, The Accidental Veterinarian, is a collection of individual short stories centred on his experiences as a veterinarian. Watch our interview with Dr. Schott to find out more about his journey.

THE DISPO-DON FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN IS MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN ANIMAL WELFARE

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.

CELEBRATING PET HEROES FOR 51 YEARS

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.