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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 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.

ANIMAL HEALTH WEEK – September 30 to October 6, 2018

Each year, through Animal Health Week, the veterinary community draws attention to an important health-related message.

The CVMA is proud to have celebrated Animal Health Week across the country for more than 30 years. From September 30 – October 6, 2018, CVMA will showcase the importance of vaccinations.

Québec's Centre vétérinaire Daubigny opens eastern Canada's first veterinary hemodialysis unit

The internal medicine department of Québec's Centre vétérinaire Daubigny recently took delivery of a continuous renal replacement therapy (CCRT) machine, becoming the first veterinary referral centre in eastern Canada to offer dialysis to animals suffering from acute renal failure or intoxication. The machine can also be used for plasmapheresis treatment.

Quebec veterinarian Dr. Julia East is on a mission to help families who can't afford medical care for their pet

Dr. Julia East, associate veterinarian at Hôpital vétérinaire du Boisé in Chicoutimi, Quebec, established a charitable foundation, Fondation Les Animaux du Boisé, to help subsidize medical procedures for pet owners who can't afford the full cost of treatment and might otherwise have to consider relinquishing or putting down their beloved pet. The foundation is also committed to raising public awareness about the costs and responsibilities associated with pet ownership.

Dr. Terri Chotowetz, appointed 70th President of the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association

The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) is proud to welcome Dr. Terri Chotowetz as its new president. Dr. Chotowetz brings to her new position a wealth of experience as a practitioner, former president of the Saskatchewan Veterinary Medical Association (SVMA) and member of various animal welfare boards and councils.

New handbook helps senior centres launch and/or expand animal programming

A study conducted in the fall of 2017 by the U.S. National Council on Aging (NCOA) and National Institute of Senior Centers (NISC), in partnership with the Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI), revealed that, while many senior centres allow animals in some way, fewer than one third of them had a pet policy in place. To help senior centres interested in developing or expanding their animal programming, these organizations have teamed up to produce a new pet-friendly handbook, "Older Adults and Animal Programming," which is now available for downloading.