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CPHAZ Symposium focuses on One Health

Posted Sep 04, 18

One Health took centre stage at the 2018 Centre for Public Health and Zoonoses (CPHAZ) scientific symposium at the University of Guelph in June.

Read more about this this annual full-day event which brought together individuals with an interest in the pillars of public health and zoonotic disease through presentations and posters on new research, emerging diseases, technology developments and more.

Protect yourself and your pets from ticks

Posted May 22, 18

Warmer temperatures mean tick activity increases in many parts of Canada. Both animals and people are at risk and it’s important to monitor changes in the tick population.

Read more about what OVC researcher Dr. Scott Weese and his team are doing to help keep the public informed about tick tracking and protecting ourselves.

Career-ready skill-building an important component in OVC graduate programs

Posted Apr 24, 18

OVC’s Master of Public Health (MPH) and Master of Biomedical Science (MBS) program in Reproductive Biotechnologies have been incorporating career-readiness skill building elements that provide students with practical skills they need to be job-ready and confident.

Including practicums, in-house training and visits to career-related organizations in the curriculum has numerous benefits for those stepping into careers after graduation.

Read more at the OVC website.

 

 

Focus on wellness includes animals and the people who care for them

Posted Apr 04, 18

Wellness is at the core of veterinary medicine. It is not only integral to animal health, but critical to veterinary team health, too.

The Hill’s Pet Nutrition Primary Healthcare Centre at OVC is committed to developing a culture of wellness in the practice, which includes staff and student veterinarians who learn at the facility.

Diverse career opportunities take DVM grad into One Health arena

Posted Feb 20, 18

One Health has always been of interest to OVC 2014 grad Emily Denstedt. In particular, wildlife and ecosystem health are particular passions. 

For Denstedt, bringing them together encompassed both veterinary medicine and public health.

She followed up her DVM training with a small animal rotating internship at OVC’s Health Sciences Centre and a mix of emergency and general practice in the London, Ontario, area before returning to OVC for the Master of Public Health (MPH) program in 2016. 

Take-along tablets ease student veterinarian learning curve

Posted Jan 23, 18

Access to videos and photos via tablet technology seems to be easing the learning process for first-year DVM students at the University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College (OVC).

Videos have long been a part OVC Biomedical Sciences professor Jeff Thomason’s approach to teaching the first year veterinary anatomy course. They’ve been invaluable to illustrate body structures and dissection techniques, but also limited to the introductory portion of each class.