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Check out Veterinarians without Borders’s placement opportunities for 2018/2019!

VWB/VSF Canada is recruiting volunteers with knowledge and experience in dairy herd health, farm management, epidemiology, communications, and more!


Read more to see how you can make a difference!

CUTTING-EDGE RECONSTRUCTIVE SKULL SURGERY FOR PATCHES

Innovative 3-D printed models are changing how Dr. Michelle Oblak approaches surgery for the better. As opposed to traditional scans and imagery, 3-D printed models allow her to figure out what her patient’s defect looks like and actually practise the operation on the model, not on the patient. This approach was performed for the first known time in North America on eight-year-old dachshund Patches to remove a large and aggressive cancerous growth on her skull.

NEW Feeding centre opens in WCVM Small Animal Clinic

When it’s feeding time at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine’s Small Animal Clinic, all food for hospitalized pets now comes from one place: the new Nestlé Purina Inpatient Feeding Centre.

NEW ONLINE TOOL TO SUPPORT CANADIAN VETERINARIANS IN MAKING SOUND DECISIONS ON RESPONSIBLE USE OF ANTIMICROBIALS

The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) recently released an online platform, which helps Canadian veterinarians oversee the appropriate and responsible use of antimicrobials in animals. Full access to content will be granted to all licensed veterinarians in Canada until April 1, 2019.

DR. ROD JOUPPI EXPLAINS HOW THE NEW WSAVA ANIMAL WELFARE GUIDELINES ARE THE INTERNATIONAL STANDARD FOR VETERINARIANS ALL OVER THE WORLD

In this video, Canadian veterinarian, Dr. Rod Jouppi, provides a content overview of the newly released WSAVA Animal Welfare Guidelines for companion animal practitioners and veterinary teams. He discusses how these guidelines can help small animal practices promote animal wellness and build stronger relationships with their clients.

IMLocum: A MATCHMAKING PLATFORM FOR VETERINARY STAFF AND CLINICS

IMLocum is a cloud-based recruitment platform where busy veterinary clinics can post vacant shifts and staff needs in real time and where locums can gain control of their schedule, grow their careers, book shifts, and preserve their quality of life.

The 2018 AAHA Diabetes Management Guidelines for Dogs and Cats: An invaluable resource for Pet Diabetes Month... and throughout the year!

November is Pet Diabetes Month – a timely opportunity to shine the spotlight on diabetes mellitus (DM) to increase pet owners' awareness of this common disease in canine and feline medicine... and to bring to your attention an indispensable reference tool for veterinary practitioners: the 2018 AAHA Diabetes Management Guidelines for Dogs and Cats, now updated to reflect current expert opinion on controlling DM.

The Foundation for Veterinary Aid International (FVAI): Targeted initiatives. Local partnerships. Positive impact.

As the name of this Quebec-based charitable foundation suggests, the Foundation for Veterinary Aid International (FVAI) is committed to improving animal health in underprivileged countries, by providing much-needed veterinary services that have a lasting impact on the small communities in which they are delivered.

Veterinary clinics across Canada are encouraged to support FVAI's "A collar for me?" project by collecting used collars and forwarding them to the Foundation, so that each dog it treats can be sent home with a collar – a simple gift that makes a bigger difference than you may think!

A Visit from Billy: Equine-Assisted Therapy in Palliative Care

As part of a study on equine-assisted therapy, Billy, a sixteen-year-old Norwegian fjord horse visits palliative care patients at the PEI Provincial Palliative Care Centre. He calms them and helps them take their minds off their illness. Billy loves his time there too! Find out more about this study that takes both human and animal welfare to heart.