[Avc2020] Fwd: AVC News for March 2017

Anna MacDonald amacdonald at upei.ca
Thu Apr 6 14:10:58 ADT 2017

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From: Atlantic Veterinary College <avc at upei.ca>
Date: Fri, Mar 31, 2017 at 4:02 PM
Subject: AVC News for March 2017
To: amacdonald at upei.ca

AVC News Brief for March 2017

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Alumnus Dr. Martha Mellish joins AVC faculty

For Dr. Martha Mellish, “it’s all horses all the time.”

A member of AVC’s Class of 2005, Dr. Mellish recently joined the Atlantic
Veterinary College as an assistant professor in the College’s Ambulatory
Equine Service (AES), responsible for teaching veterinary students, and
providing veterinary and theriogenology services to AES clients.
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AVC cardiologist co-edits “gold standard” veterinary textbook

Three years ago, Dr. Etienne Côté, professor of cardiology at AVC, was
asked to co-edit the eighth edition of the *Textbook of Veterinary Internal
Medicine*, widely recognized as the most authoritative textbook for small
animal internal medicine.
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2017 Kenyan smallholder dairy health management project a success

*By: Dr. John VanLeeuwen, Atlantic Veterinary College, UPEI*

The 2017 Farmers Helping Farmers-AVC three-week senior veterinary student
course in Kenya was a resounding success. Over 500 smallholder dairy
farmers received education and services in cattle health management; over
650 animals were given individual treatments or health management
interventions; and another 130 animals were treated for identified health
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Get ready for tick season!

Spring has arrived--well, sort of, given the stormy weather we are
having--and with it comes a variety of critters that are not friendly
toward our pets--like ticks! March is Tick Awareness Month. Check out Dr.
Marti Hopson's CBC Pets and People column
about ticks and Lyme Disease!
AVC faculty contribute to new edition of important pathology textbook

Dr. Alfonso López, professor emeritus, and Dr. Shannon Martinson, assistant
professor, AVC’s Department of Pathology and Microbiology, are authors of a
chapter in the recently published sixth edition of *Pathologic Basis of
Veterinary Disease*.
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AVC student Samantha Wong wins Jack Walther Leadership Award

Congratulations to Samantha Wong, AVC Class of 2018, for winning a Jack
Walther Leadership Award at the Western Veterinary Conference, held in Las
Vegas in early March.

This annual award recognizes veterinary students who portray leadership and
promote a lifelong service to the profession. It is bestowed upon 33 DVM
students from universities in Canada and the United States, who are
actively involved and show long-term leadership potential.

Samantha is president of her class and of the student surgery club, and is
treasurer of the AVC chapter of Student American Veterinary Medical
Association (SAVMA). She enjoyed participating in the conference,
particularly the networking opportunities. She and the other award winners
met with board members for the conference and toured the Oquendo Centre, a
state-of-the-art facility that hosts a variety of events for veterinarians
and veterinary technicians.
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Anna MacDonald

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