The Flipside of Burnout

October 10, 2018

New research explores linking self-care to better veterinarians

""The tools and concepts that can help develop resilience within the veterinary profession needn’t wait until veterinarians are working in the field. That’s why the University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) is helping students develop these skills by placing wellness training directly into the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) curriculum.

As part of the AWAR2E group — a group of five researchers with the mission of Advancing Wellness and Resilience via Research and Education — OVC professors Andria Jones-Bitton, OVC 2000, and Colleen Best, OVC 2009, as well as PhD Candidate Jennifer Perret, OVC 2009, are conducting research to understand factors affecting the mental well-being...

Nearly $5 million Announced at Walk in the Park Gala to Support Life-Saving Care at OVC

October 4, 2018

OVC Pet Trust Walk in the Park Gala co-chairs Roly Browning Watt and Emmanuelle GattusoThe University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) will benefit from a record-breaking $ 4,944,680 million raised by Toronto animal lovers and philanthropists this week.

The fourth Walk in the Park Gala was held Oct. 1 to raise funds for OVC Pet Trust, the first companion animal charitable fund in Canada dedicated to improving the health of pets.

Proceeds from the event, which attracted 250 people...

3-D Printing Research Opens New Possibilities for Cancer Surgeries

September 24, 2018

When the Ontario Veterinary College’s Dr. Michelle Oblak used a 3-D printed custom titanium plate for surgery on a dog’s skull, the procedure not only marked a veterinary first in North America, but it also signalled a potential new breakthrough in cancer research...

OVC Capital Campaign Reaches $9-Million Goal

September 20, 2018

Veterinarian caring for dogEnsuring longer, healthier lives for pets is the driving force behind OVC Pet Trust’s Friends Together for Longer capital campaign. The ambitious fundraising effort, which began just under three years ago, has reached its $9-million goal. The funds raised will go toward the creation of new advanced surgical and anesthesia facilities at the University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College (OVC).

Each year there are 20,000 companion animal patient visits to OVC.  The majority are referred for advanced diagnostics and surgery by primary care veterinarians. About 90 per cent of those pets have...