OVC Mini-Vet School Starts Thursday

February 28, 2012 - Campus Bulletin

From cardiology to neuroimaging to caring for wildlife and zoo animals, there’s something for everyone this year’s Ontario Veterinary College Mini-Vet School.

The OVC Mini-Vet School takes place at the Ontario Veterinary College over four Thursday evenings from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. beginning March 1. All proceeds go to Global Vets, a student-based program at OVC that offers student veterinarians a unique opportunity to investigate animal health care in developing countries.

“We’ve got a great program this year and we’re looking forward to welcoming members of the public to OVC,” said Tyler Jordan, one of the student organizers of this year’s OVC Mini-Vet School. Jordan will be headed to Thailand this summer as part of the Global Vets team.

“The mini-vet school is a great learning and networking opportunity where anyone considering a career in veterinary medicine, or who is interested in learning more about animal science, can get a feel for what life is like at OVC and the amazing scope of work being done by veterinarians in Guelph and around the world.”

Based on actual cases and current research, the program offers fast-paced lectures taught by OVC faculty members on a variety of topics related to animal and human health. This year’s lecture topics include:
• Emergency and critical care
• Farm animal medicine
• Primary health care
• Wildlife rehabilitation
• Parasites you can catch from your pet
• A day in the life of a zoo vet
• Neuroimaging
• Cardiology

More information
is available online.

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