From the Dean: OVC Strategic Planning Kick-Off

September 22, 2016

The Ontario Veterinary College is a world leader in advancing veterinary medicine and health research for the betterment of animals, people, and our planet. But we did not arrive at this place by accident. As a College, we have been thoughtful and purposeful in the steps we have taken to ensure we understand threats and opportunities as they come on the horizon, evolve our mission to meet the needs of the time, and deliver on that mission.

When I review the OVC integrated plans from 2006 and 2012, I see that almost all of the important strategic goals contained in those documents have been realized: establishment of...

Message to the Public

September 16, 2016

Re. Public concern surrounding recent case in the media involving a veterinarian in Ontario.

The Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) is a veterinary medical school located at the University of Guelph. We offer academic programs, conduct research and provide veterinary care. We promote animal health and welfare, the relief of animal suffering, and …

How Vets Can Help Soften the Blow of Losing a Pet #PetMemorialDay

September 12, 2016

The death of a pet is a genuine loss for an owner. University of Guelph researchers hope to help allay the grief of losing a companion animal by improving euthanasia guidelines for veterinary clinics.

“Literature equates pet loss grief to human loss grief — we experience the same symptoms of denial, anger, guilt,” says Alisha Matte, a master’s student in the Department of Population Medicine at the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC). “The difference is that pet loss is largely......