CORE Activity Blog

DVM Networking Session 1 - Melanie Felker

Posted July 9, 2020

On July 9th the Summer Career Opportunities and Research Exploration (CORE) Program organized a lunch time networking session with four veterinarians. This talk allowed future and current students in the DVM program, like myself, to learn about some of the unique career opportunities available for a DVM graduate. Dr. Cynthia Miltenburg, Dr. Daniella Rizzo, Dr. Elise Tatone, and Dr. Lois Valli all spoke about their path to their current position, what their typical day is like, why they love their job, and also offered valuable advice before answering questions.

Global Veterinary Careers Summit - DeLenn Burrows

Posted July 2, 2020

I had the opportunity to attend the Global Veterinary Careers Summit last week. While I was a bit weary of how well an event of this nature would run on an online platform due to Covid 19 restraints, I ended up being pleasantly surprised. The organizers were successfully able to provide interactive sessions and networking opportunities throughout the entire event. I personally found that it was easier to reach out to others in the profession as compared to previous conferences I have attended.

The Global Veterinary Careers Summit -Laura Michalovic

Posted June 30, 2020

Aquaculture, which is the farming of fish and other aquatic organisms, is a practice that has recently peaked my curiosity. Did you know that some Ontario farmers raise and produce shrimp? I didn’t until I tuned in to a virtual talk during The Global Veterinary Careers Summit, which just recently took place. I came to discover that aquaculture is quite the growing field in Ontario and that the most common commercially farmed fish here is rainbow trout. I also learned more about the crucial roles that veterinarians play in these farming operations.

Toronto Zoo – Rebecca McDonald

Posted August 19, 2019

Birds of prey have long captured the attention of animal lovers worldwide. A highly diverse and charismatic group, to us they represent everything from national emblems to beloved Disney characters. Despite this, many of us know very little about the avian species that we can find right here in North America.

CPHAZ Symposium - Kaitlin Doering

Posted August 19, 2019

My experience with Ontario Veterinary College’s CORE program this summer has been an amazing whirlwind of learning experiences, knowledge gained, personal growth and overall refinement of my interests and future ambitions. Through the program, I had the opportunity to attend the Centre For Public Health and Zoonoses (CPHAZ) Symposium and expand my knowledge on the topic of One Health - which I came to understand as the intersection of human health, veterinary medicine and the environment.

Ontario Small Ruminant Veterinary Conference – Mikayla Ringelberg

Posted August 19, 2019

On June 17, 2019, I had the opportunity to attend the first of a three-day Ontario Small Ruminant Veterinary Conference held at the University of Guelph. Researchers, industry experts, producers, students, and of course veterinarians from all around the world came to participate in these share their knowledge on current issues surrounding goats and sheep. Topics for keynote speakers include, but are not limited to iceberg diseases, lameness control, kid and lamb survival, udder health and milk quality, and welfare improvements.

Southern Ontario Reproductive Biology (SORB) Annual Meeting - Olivia Johns

Posted August 15, 2019

Thanks to the OVC CORE Program I had the opportunity to attend the Southern Ontario Reproductive Biology Annual Meeting in Toronto this year. I was really excited for this opportunity because I am very interested in the field of reproduction.

Ontario Small Ruminant Veterinary Conference - Megan Acheson

Posted August 15, 2019

On June 18th I had the exciting opportunity to attend the Ontario Small Ruminant Veterinary Conference for the day. Most of the content from the conference was new to me, which allowed me to learn a lot from each speaker. One of the aspects that I really enjoyed was gaining a global perspective on many topics in the industry and comparing them to practices that I recognized as standard in Canada.  There were two examples really stuck with me.