OVC Pet Trust receives $2.5 million gift to create NEW cutting-edge surgical facilities at UofG's Ontario Veterinary College

October 13, 2016

The University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) will have new cutting-edge surgical facilities for companion animals, thanks to a $2.5-million leadership gift from La Fondation Emmanuelle Gattuso.

The gift was made through the Friends Together for Longer fundraising campaign of OVC’s Pet Trust, and will support the $9-million project to create new surgery and anesthesia facilities.

DEXA scanner enhances body composition research in pets

October 12, 2016

Body composition changes, like obesity and muscle loss, aren’t just a concern for the human side of our population – it can have wide-ranging impacts for animals as well.

Research underway at the University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College is comparing the body composition of dogs with cranial cruciate ligament (CrCL) injuries to the body composition of healthy dogs...

Education and awareness vital to manage stresses of veterinary practice

October 10, 2016

“Veterinary medicine is about the health and welfare of animals,” says Dr. Debbie Stoewen, director of veterinary services for Pets Plus Us, “but everything happens through human interactions.”

She feels that not enough attention has been paid to the human side of veterinary medicine, and she’s seeking to remedy that. With more than 20 years of clinical practice experience,...

Prof Offers Tips to Help Keep Pets Safe During Natural Disasters

October 6, 2016

Mother Nature has displaced thousands of people in 2016, a year of forest fires, floods and hurricanes. As Hurricane Matthew approaches the U.S. east cost, several states have declared a state of emergency, and residents are being advised to evacuate ahead of its arrival. The hurricane is expected to reach Category 4 when it hits land.

When natural disasters strike, pet owners can take steps...

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