CORE Activity Blog

ICCI Cancer Research Symposium - Lauren Sergejewich

Posted July 24, 2018

On May 30th I attended the 11th annual ICCI Cancer Research Symposium. It was exciting to see the institute’s integrated approach to cancer studies that benefits both companion animal and human patients alike.

Translational research has always been an interest of mine and listening to the various presentations gave me the opportunity to learn more about the many ongoing efforts aimed at better understanding this widespread disease.

Campbell Centre for the Study of Animal Welfare Research Symposium - Bret Flynn

Posted July 24, 2018

In May I had the opportunity to attend the 11th annual CCSAW (Campbell Centre for the Study of Animal Welfare) Research Symposium, where I spent the day amongst fellow students listening to research presentations dealing with animal welfare and ethics.

Toronto Zoo Trip - Cameron Young

Posted July 24, 2018

On July 14th myself and other students in the OVC were given an opportunity to visit the Toronto Zoo as part of the CORE program. Upon arrival, we had the chance to meet with one of the head veterinarians at the zoo. He gave us insight into the daily goings on off a zoo vet, and the challenges present. One of the challenges mentioned was the means of performing surgical procedures on animals with hardened skin or shells. For example, when operating on a painted tortoise, he and his team had to use a saw to cut an opening in the base, before putting back in and sealing it into place.

Toronto Zoo - Erin Syjueco

Posted July 24, 2018

On July 14th, I was given the amazing opportunity to join a behind the scenes tour of Toronto Zoo's Wildlife Health Center. I spent the morning learning about what makes wildlife medicine a unique and challenging field.

Toronto Zoo - Ashley Bellin

Posted July 24, 2018

On Saturday, July 14th, 2018, I was provided with an opportunity to go behind-the-scenes at the Toronto Zoo. I visit the Toronto Zoo quite frequently, and naturally, I was very excited to be able to experience other activities that the public is not normally be entitled to.

National Mastitis Council (NMC) Regional Meeting - Katherine Beattie

Posted July 24, 2018

This year, the University of Guelph had the opportunity and honour of hosting the annual meeting for the National Mastitis Council, a council that is lead by one of UofG’s own, Dr. David Kelton.

Toronto Zoo - Marie Belcourt

Posted July 24, 2018

On July 14th I had the opportunity to attend behind the scenes at the Toronto Zoo. We first learned about the work being done by the veterinarians at the zoo. This included some of the imaging techniques used at the zoo. It was interesting to learn about the challenges the veterinarians faced when obtaining these images and how they solved them. For example, using a tube device that a snake will go into so the veterinarians are able to safely sedate the snake. The snake can then be put into a wooden box when the images are being taken.

11th Annual CCSAW Research Symposium - Sarah Jajou

Posted July 24, 2018

On May 9th, 2018 I had the opportunity to attend the 11th Annual CCSAW Research Symposium. It was my first time attending and I was impressed with the variety of research going on at the University of Guelph regarding animal welfare.

Zoo Medicine from another perspective - Kai Moore

Posted July 24, 2018

Last week Saturday, I was graced with the opportunity of getting a behind the scenes tour at the Toronto Zoo! After 5 years of living in Canada, I still had not experienced the zoo so this trip was especially exciting for me.

National Mastitis Council - Hannah Woodhouse

Posted July 23, 2018

On June 20th and 21st I had the privilege of attending the NMC meeting held at the University of Guelph. This was my first time at the event, but it was a very memorable two days. On Wednesday morning I got to partake in a short course on robotic milking. I learned a lot from this session because this new technology is very different from my family’s tie-stall milking system.