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THE HUMAN-ANIMAL BOND CONTEST WINNERS!

Vetoquinol is happy to announce the Human-Animal Bond contest winners; a contest celebrating how registered veterinary technicians help strengthen the loving connection between pets and their owners on a daily basis.

AVC FACULTY MEMBER AWARDED ATLANTIC AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

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.

A NOT-TO-BE-MISSED VETERINARY CANNABINOID MEDICINE EVENT

Register today to attend the 2019 Canadian Association of Veterinary Cannabinoid Medicine (CAVCM) Symposium where veterinarians and technicians will have the opportunity to learn about the science of cannabinoid veterinary medicine.

Mark your calendar on June 24, 2019, in Ajax, Ontario!

UPDATED 2019 AAHA DENTAL CARE GUIDELINES FOR DOGS AND CATS

Intended primarily for general practitioners and veterinary team members without advanced dental training, the purpose of the updated 2019 AAHA Dental Care Guidelines for Dogs and Cats is to provide guidance to veterinary professionals that will enable them to recognize dental pathology and deliver appropriate preventive and therapeutic care to their patients, as well as to provide essential dental education to their clients.

UNIQUE TRAINING OPPORTUNITY COMING TO OTTAWA IN JUNE

The Companion Animal Euthanasia Training Academy (CAETA) is presenting an exclusive training opportunity in Ottawa on June 22-23, 2019. The Master Program is intended for veterinarians, technicians, social workers, grief counselors, and professionals looking to perfect their skills in end-of-life management to improve the overall experience for pets, caregivers and veterinary teams. One lucky CommuniVET™ Facebook follower will win free access to attend this exceptional event.

eTick.ca: An image-based online platform that quickly identifies ticks and provides distribution map updates in real time

You or a client found a tick? Wondering if it belongs to one of the handful of species that are of medical importance to pets and/or people? That's where eTick.ca comes in. eTick.ca is public platform launched by researchers at Bishop's University where people can submit a photo of a tick found on themselves, on their pets or in the environment. Ticks are then quickly identified by an expert, and a report is sent back to the submitter. This data is also used to update tick prevalence and distribution maps in real time.

CONGRATULATIONS TO DR. JONAS WATSON!

CommuniVET™ would like to extend its most heartfelt congratulations to Dr. Jonas Watson, who received a World Veterinary Association (WVA) Animal Welfare Award recognizing his animal welfare work in northern Canada, Manitoba and other parts of the world. Nominated by the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association, Dr. Watson has made philanthropy a priority throughout his career, and his acts of service have earned him this major international award. The Global Animal Welfare Awards ceremony was held on April 28, 2019, in San Jose, Costa Rica.

ALVEOLAR ECHINOCOCCOSIS: FIRST HUMAN CASE DIAGNOSED IN QUEBEC

Last February, a first human case of Alveolar Echinococcosis (AE) was reported in Quebec. Due to the serious health issues associated with this zoonotic disease, this diagnosis calls for increased vigilance of veterinarians regarding awareness among pet owners to prevent an exposure to Echinococcus multilocularis, the parasite responsible for Alveolar Echinococcosis (AE).

DR. SCOTT WEESE TAKES THE REINS AS THE NEW DIRECTOR OF THE CENTRE FOR PUBLIC HEALTH AND ZOONOSES

Ontario Veterinary College Professor Dr. Scott Weese is taking over as the new Centre for Public Health and Zoonoses (CPHAZ) director for a five-year term. Dr. Weese has been a part of the CPHAZ since its inception and will continue to support the centre’s collaborative and multidisciplinary One Health approach to address public health challenges at the human-animal-environmental interface. Dr. Jan Sargeant, founding director of the CPHAZ, who has concluded her 11-year tenure at the end of March, will continue to be involved in the centre as it moves forward under Dr. Weese's leadership.

CANADIAN REGISTERED VETERINARY TECHNICIANS, THE HUMAN-ANIMAL BOND CONTEST IS DESIGNED ESPECIALLY FOR YOU!

To celebrate how registered veterinary technicians help enhance the connection pet owners experience with their pet, Vetoquinol is very excited to launch the new Human-Animal Bond Contest. Share your stories about how you and your colleagues contribute to strengthening the human-animal relationship on a daily basis for your chance to win some great prizes.

The deadline to participate is APRIL 15, 2019.