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The Maritimes are getting on top of ticks with a new mapping portal from Mount Allison University

Blacklegged ticks – and the Lyme disease they can carry – are spreading in New Brunswick. To help track where they are now, and to project where they will be in the future, the Mount Allison Lyme Research Network has teamed up with the Geospatial Modelling Lab to create an interactive mapping portal: The Maritime Tick Portal. Through the website, veterinarians, researchers, and the general public can keep on top of tick spread in the province.

Veterinarians Get Golden Ticket to Innovation

November 14, 2017 - Nestlé Purina PetCare Hosts Vet Education Summit on Canine Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome

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Share your skills by coaching the next generation of veterinarians at the Ontario Veterinary College

Being a veterinarian is as much about communication as it is about medicine. And the best way to learn communication is by working with coaches who have real-world experience. That’s why the Ontario Veterinary College is looking for people like you to be volunteer coaches.

STUDY RESULTS: Clinical management of flea infestations

Results of a study on the effectiveness of two isoxazolines in controlling flea populations in premises and on naturally infested dogs, presented by Dr. Michael Dryden... a.k.a. Dr. Flea.


During the 2017 CVMA Convention in Charlottetown, Prince-Edward-Island, the Mona Campbell Centre for Animal Cancer located within the premises of the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC, University of Guelph) was recognized as Practice of the Year by the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) for creating a comprehensive veterinary cancer centre serving central Canada and beyond, while offering unique clinical trial research opportunities, facilitated by the University’s Institute for Comparative Cancer Investigation.

The challenges of accessing continuing education for registered veterinary technicians and technologists

Shannon Brownrigg, RVT, Executive Director of the Registered Veterinary Technologists and Technicians of Canada (RVTTC) provides us with the lastest updates about RVTTC and explains why it is so challenging for registered veterinary technicians and technologists to access continuous education program.


Veterinarians without Borders (VWB) is currently recruiting for international placements in Uganda, Vietnam, Kenya, Ghana and Tanzania. They are looking for dairy experts to work with their partners in Kenya and Uganda in promoting animal health and livelihood development in areas such as animal nutrition, breeding (artificial insemination) and animal health training. For Ghana, they are looking for experts in poultry management, gender issues and curriculum development.  Placements start from 3-6 months (flexible) and most of the costs are covered by VWB. 

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)