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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.

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.