CORE Activity Blog

DVM Networking Part 2- July 21, 2020, Liz Teel

Posted July 24, 2020

The second networking session for CORE students with DVMs was a fascinating way to learn about opportunities the DVM degree provides. While preparing my application to OVC, I was exposed to some clinical and research roles DVMs hold. Phase 1 has introduced some DVM positions, but the CORE program has broadened the opportunities. Networking has provided many examples of how to reach these opportunities.

Bachelor’s Networking Session 2 – Grace Nichol

Posted July 24, 2020

On July 23rd, students in the Summer CORE Program had the wonderful opportunity to connect with five accomplished University of Guelph alumni. This session allowed us to learn about their career paths, and provided us with valuable insight into the day-to-day lives of these professionals.

Publishing in Nature Communications with Fiona Carr, PhD

Posted July 24, 2020

When most of us consider a career in research, we imagine planning experiments and putting in the lab hours ourselves, with hopes of securing a publication. What a lot of us fail to consider are the opportunities on the other side of that journal submission. The articles we read in high profile journals such as Nature are only a snapshot of those they receive, which have been deemed the cream of the crop after a selective editorial process. One of the many faces behind that editorial process is Dr. Fiona Carr.

DVM Networking Session 2 – June 21, 2020

Posted July 23, 2020

As an incoming student veterinarian at OVC, I have been spending a lot of time wondering where my veterinary education will take me. Like many other DVM students, I always envisioned a future in clinical practice. However, I am constantly learning more about the profession and how broad the field of veterinary medicine truly is. The CORE program has provided me with the unique opportunity to explore the field in new ways and connect with many inspiring professionals.

DVM Networking Session July 21

Posted July 21, 2020

Like most veterinary students, I initially applied to OVC with the goal of providing hands-on medical care at a local small or large animal clinic. However, as I completed my undergraduate degree, I developed a keen interest in mathematics and statistics. I often wondered if it would be possible for me to integrate my two fields of study or if I would have to choose. With a little online research, I found that a veterinary degree can open the door to an endless variety of career opportunities, and I went on to be accepted to and attend OVC.

The Parallels of Personal and Professional Development

Posted July 21, 2020

Throughout the CORE program’s events, I have had the invaluable opportunity to experience the perspectives of established, successful veterinarians. Through the open houses, networking sessions, and the Global Veterinary Careers Summit, I was able to hear about the work and career paths of veterinarians in research, academia, industry, government, consulting, and private practice. It was so inspiring to hear veterinarians talk with such passion about their work and the things in their personal lives that helped shape the career path they walk today. For example, I thoroughly enjoyed Dr.

Non-DVM Networking Session 1 – Gurkiran Dhuga

Posted July 16, 2020

On July 7th I had the pleasure of participating in a CORE Program networking event. The networking event included medical advisor Dr. Derek Clouthier and optometrist Dr. Lindsay Gallowitz. During this session Drs. Clouthier and Gallowitz provided us with information on why and how they ended up in their current field.

I am still a little unsure of what the future holds for me career-wise and I thought this event was a great opportunity to explore some potential career options.

Scientific Poster Making and Presentation Skills – Jake Yates

Posted July 15, 2020

Something that I have always found stressful is public speaking or presenting. This is a skill that I have learned is very important in research as how your work is presented can have a significant impact on the success of you and your lab. During my undergraduate degree, I don’t think students get enough opportunities to develop this skill. I know that I lack confidence in how to present my research so that it is appealing to viewers and sends the desired messages.

DVM Networking Session June 9 - Michael Zhang

Posted July 15, 2020

On July 9th, I had the pleasure of attending a networking session with several DVMs as part of the CORE program. I felt that it was tremendously beneficial to see the different career opportunities that are possible after a DVM degree and also learn about the steps one would need to take to pursue these paths.


Global Veterinary Career Summit - Victoria Donovan

Posted July 13, 2020

I think we all have found ourselves at points in our lives when we feel nothing is acting in our favor, the forces are against you. Reflecting on these points in my life I feel proud to see where I have come to this point, to be done a Bachelors, Masters and now half of my DVM degree. As Dr.