Clinical Studies



Clinical Studies News Bulletin 


Monday, October 16, 2017







1. LOCUM COVERAGE – Welcome to:

  • Benoit Cuq, locum coverage in Small Animal Internal Medicine, continuing until December 2017
  • Marie Holowaychuk, locum coverage in Emergency & Critical Care from October 30 – November 3, 2017



2. STAFFING UPDATE Gabi Monteith will be away from October 2 – October 31, 2017.




3. DEPARTMENT FACULTY MEETING Our next Departmental Faculty Meeting will be held October 20, 2107 at 8:30 – 9:30 am in 2106 ANCC Bldg 49, CS Lounge. Confirm your attendance by accepting your calendar invite. Minutes can be found at V:\Workgroup_Shares\Clinical Studies - Faculty_Staff\Departmental Meetings




4. Phase 4 Rotations 2018-2019 Darlene Findlay & Don Trout need updated information regarding Phase-4 rotations (core rotations, stream-priority rotations, & elective rotations) that will be offered in 2018-19 during the summer AND during the regular academic year (i.e. for the OVC Class of 2019).  THIS INFORMATION IS NEEDED BY MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2017. Please send the requested information to Darlene Findlay.  If they do not receive updated rotation information by November 20, 2017, we will assume that the rotation will be offered as during the present 2017-18 year. Full details have been provided in an email.




5. GRAD COURSE OFFERINGS for F18 are due in Linda Wing’s office by October 26, 2017.




6. SCHOLARSHIP UPDATES – Check the link on the Clinical Studies website for updates on Scholarship, Fellowship & Award opportunities. The site is constantly being updated. Lots of October deadlines are currently listed!




7. FACULTY CREDIENTIALS AS LISTED IN UNIVERSITY CALENDARS for 2018-2019 are due in early November. Faculty are encouraged to review the current Undergraduate Calendar faculty pages for errors or omissions. Forward all change requests to Linda Wing by November 1, 2017. Administration and Faculty – Clinical Studies







9. Take our Kids to Work Program will be hosted on November 1, 2017. Permission to bring a student into the workplace must be obtained and authorized by the Dean/Designate. The signed Release and Indemnification Form is to be forwarded to Environmental Health and Safety ASAP for tours and on or before October 27, 2017.  Details






10. Grand Rounds! will be held on October 18, 2017 from 8:30 – 9:30 am in Rm 1800 PAHL. *NEW LOCATION for October 11 & 18 only* Next week will be back in 1714 LLC. Residents, Interns, Graduate Students and Faculty in all departments are encouraged to attend.


Claudia Kabakchiev

‘Diagnosis and Long-term Management of a White-crownded Pionus (Pionus senilis)

with Post-traumatic Seizures’

Program and Case Advisor: Hugues Beaufrere



Rames Salcedo

‘Small intestinal obstruction associated with idiopathic focal eosinophilic enteritis’

Case Advisor: Dr John Baird

Program Advisor: Dr Judith Koenig




11. UNITED WAY Goal for Clinical Studies $7,500 Raised to date: $5,500

Clinical Studies United Way Representatives are Nicola Cribb & Linda Wing (SAS).

  • Pledge sheets that have been returned to Linda Wing by noon each Tuesday will be entered in the weekly incentive draws. Two incentive draws remain - Oct 20 & 27.
  • Weekly Update Check the update for more upcoming events.
  • OVC departments currently at:




OVC Dean's Office









Clinical Studies & College Events



OVC Health Sciences



Biomedical Sciences



Population Medicine



Ontario Veterinary College
























12. Guelph Humane Society Survey Recruiting Guelph citizens to take a short survey for the Guelph Humane Society. As an organization we are looking forward to big ideas and lots of change with potential for starting a new construction in the coming year.  As a result, we are keen to hear what the citizens and our Guelph neighbours think about us.  We are looking for feedback that can assist us in our long-term planning and goal setting.  Feedback from all citizens is critical to our success. Here is the link: Thank you. Shane Bateman




13. Pet Trust Research Competition Applications are due to Carolyn Kerr for signature on October 25, 2017. Details are available through the link or on the Scholarships & Awards link from the Clinical Studies website. Check the Scholarships & Awards links frequently for updates.




14. Fisher Scientific will be having a "mini-show" this coming Thursday October 19, 2017 from 2:00 to 3:30 pm in Pathobiology (4th floor). Please take a look at the attached poster for lots of savings :)




15. Mental Health and Wellness Training Level 2 & 3 will be hosted on Thursday, October 19, 2017 (details below).

           Join the growing number of staff and faculty who have already been trained.

If you would like to register but have yet completed level 1 (More Feet on the Ground), feel free to complete level 1 module independently when you have 30 minutes:


Beyond the Books (Level 2 Training) is a face to face session that will first provide participants with general information on the prevalence of mental challenges and illness. It will then help participants to identify signs of troubling behaviour and give them skills to engage in a preliminary discussion to determine if referral to a professional is necessary.  Participants will also learn how and where to refer appropriately in a compassionate and effective manner. This session is designed for individuals who do not have ongoing relationships with individuals but whose roles are such that they may have one-off, in-depth conversations. 

Recommended for: Individuals who may be in positions to see behaviour and have conversations with students, but have no responsibility for the individuals, nor involved in regularly addressing mental health issues.  Examples include: Custodians, Hospitality Staff, Instructors (faculty, TA’s, and Sessionals), Administrative Assistants, Residence Desk Staff and Porters. Next Beyond the Books session for staff and faculty:

Thursday, October 19, 2017

1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Register Here



SafeTALK (Level 3 Training) is an alertness training that prepares anyone, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper. The SafeTALK trainer will demonstrate the importance of suicide alertness, assist participants to identify ways people invite help, and connect them with resources to help them when they are at risk. 

Recommended for: Individuals who are not mental health experts but who might have on-going relationships with people who have mental health issues and/or where the individual is in a position of authority.  Examples might include: Faculty Advisors and Graduate Assistants, Chairs/Directors, Deans, Supervisors, RAs, varsity coaches, Program Counsellors, Union/employee group leaders, individuals involved in Human Resources, and Faculty and Academic Staff Relations. Next SafeTALK session for staff and faculty:

Thursday, October 19, 2017

9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Register Here




16. Vendor Flyers are now being shared via the OneDrive ‘Shared with Faculty’ file as they arrive. Contact Linda Wing if you have any issues accessing the file.



17. Centre for Cardiovascular Investigations (CCVI) Scientist Seminars The next seminar will be Tuesday, October 24, 2017 featuring Speakers Dr Tami Martino and R Glen Pyle. The seminar will be held in Rm 1800 PAHL Pathobiology, 12:00 – 1:00 pm.




18. Gairdner Lecture with Dr Frank Plummer Join us on Wednesday October 25, 2017 for the 2017 Gairdner Lecture “Untold Stories of the National Microbiology Laboratory” presented by Dr. Frank Plummer. Dr. Plummer received the 2016 Canada Gairdner Wightman Award for his groundbreaking research in Africa in understanding HIV transmission and his leadership at the Canadian National Microbiology Laboratory with pivotal roles in SARS, influenza and Ebola epidemics.




19. Wellness@Work October is Healthy Workplace Month October calendar

Visit for more information about this fun and fit challenge and to learn how to register. Updated information will be posted on the Health & Safety Board on the 2nd floor and on the CS Website.




20. SAVE THE DATE! What Veterinarians Should Know about Cannabis Presentation by Dr Narda Robinson on November 16, 2017 at 12:30 – 1:20 pm in Rm 1714 LLC.




Please email news and updates to by Friday @ noon. Thanks!