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...

Collaborative approach to communication training reaps rewards

September 17, 2018

Communications training is a critical piece of the curriculum for student veterinarians.A collaborative approach is expanding client communication training to graduate students at the University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College and ultimately to practicing veterinarians.

Communications training though the Art of Veterinary Medicine courses is a critical piece of the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) curriculum for student veterinarians. Throughout their DVM program, students learn and practice client communication skills that they can put into practice during their fourth and clinical year of training and as they start their veterinary careers. A new graduate course brings similar training opportunities to graduate students...

Mentorship key component in externships

September 10, 2018

2018 Externship Blog ProjectTalk to student veterinarians from the University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College as they head out on their eight-week summer externship and their enthusiasm is palpable. This is the step from lectures and labs to hands-on clinical practice. It’s their intro to their fourth year - a year of intensive clinical and diagnostic training.

Along with this experiential learning, mentorship is an invaluable component of externships.  Read just a few of the posts from our 2018 Externship Blog Project students this summer..

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