Vet Students’ Pet Nutrition Knowledge Put to the Test

April 27, 2016

Most pet owners think they know what’s best for their pets, especially when it comes to nutrition, but they’re not always right. That can lead to nutritional deficiencies and health problems for their pets, says Prof. Deep Khosa, Population Medicine.

She and master’s student May Kamleh are surveying prospective and first-year veterinary students at the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) to find out their perceptions and misconceptions about pet nutrition. The researchers plan to survey students when they.....

Helping Dogs with Bone Cancer Aim of Clinical Trial with U.S. Cancer Institute

April 18, 2016

Everything ended.” That’s how Valeria Martinez describes her feelings the day she learned that her beloved Rottweiler, Cujo, had cancer.

A bump on Cujo’s leg was diagnosed as osteosarcoma, the same type of bone cancer that killed Canadian icon Terry Fox.

Martinez came to the University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) for help. At OVC’s Mona Campbell Centre for Animal Cancer, she...

No cold feet for northern vet

April 13, 2016

In most years since 1999, Dr. John Overell has spent 14 long days in February travelling the 1,600 km of the Yukon Quest International Dog Sled Race to work with a team of veterinarians who check and monitor the dogs along the grueling route from Fairbanks, Alaska, to Whitehorse, Yukon.

“We’re often working in the middle of the night with the northern lights as a backdrop, which helps...

Casting a light on issues in northern Indigenous communities

April 7, 2016

World Water Day, an event dedicated to spreading awareness of global water-related issues, highlighted the concern about potential drinking water contamination in northern Inuit communities.

The event is hosted every March 22nd by UN-Water, a sector of the United Nations dedicated to water and sanitation. World Water Day focuses on...

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