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Dr. Liz O'brien talks about the Cat Healthy initiative

Cat Healthy is an online resource created by Canada's top veterinary feline specialists in an effort to ensure more cats receive the preventive healthcare they need to live longer.

OVC student achieves highest possible veterinary licensing exam score

Congratulations to Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) student Rose Rumney, who has achieved something only three other students out of the 54,000 candidates who have taken the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE) in the past 16 years can lay claim to: a “perfect” score of 800 out of 800

The Canadian Animal Health Insitute (CAHI)

Learn more about the Canadian Animal Health Institute (CAHI)

New Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Global Health at the Human-Animal-Ecosystem Interface

The University of Geneva, Institute Pasteur, University of Montréal and Centre Virchow-Villermé/University Paris Descartes invite you to this new MOOC on "Global Health at the Human-Animal-Ecosystem Interface."

New oral Bordetella bronchiseptica vaccine from Merck Animal Health: A convenient option to consider for uncooperative dogs

In its 2011 Canine Vaccination Guidelines, the AAHA recommended intranasal (IN) vaccination over parenteral vaccination1 to help protect dogs against CIRDC. However, administering intranasal vaccines can sometimes be a challenge. To help provide Canadian veterinarians with a convenient option to consider when vaccinating “IN-averse” dogs, Merck Animal Health has recently launched Nobivac® Intra-Trac® Oral Bb, a Bordetella bronchiseptica vaccine that is easily administered directly into the buccal cavity.

EUTHABAG™ - Pets can now depart with dignity

Veterinarians now have access to a profesionnal solution for the respectful removal of euthanized pets that is both respectful for the pet and the owner. 

Tick surveillance study welcomes input from animal owners and veterinarians

The University of Guelph recently announced the launch of the Pet Tick Tracker, a tick surveillance study coordinated by Dr. Scott Weese. As part of this study, veterinarians and animal owners are encouraged to use a simple online form to enter information about ticks they find on dogs, cats, horses and/or other domestic animals, in order to help map areas into which ticks are expanding and identify the pathogens they may carry.

The emerging risk of Echinococcus multilocularis: What veterinarians need to know

Echinococcus multilocularis (E. multilocularis) is getting more attention than ever these days, and with good reason. This tapeworm, that can cause a serious infection in animals and people, has increased its geographic distribution. Not only is it now considered endemic in southern Ontario, it has also recently been detected in urban areas such as Edmonton and Calgary. New online recruitment platform

Launch of the new locum online recruitment platform serving the Canadian veterinary community.

Two OVC researchers participate in an international research project on growing microbial resistance to drugs

Patrick Boerlin and Scott Weese, both pathobiology professors at the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC), will receive funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research to look at the risks of infections from animals and how people can avoid disease.