<div dir="ltr"><div class="gmail_quote">Hi everyone,</div><div class="gmail_quote"><br></div><div class="gmail_quote">Below is the December issue of AVC News Brief, our electronic newsletter featuring stories about the College, including our students (there are two student stories in this issue)! If you want to see past issues, go to <a href="http://www.upei.ca/avc/media-releases">http://www.upei.ca/avc/media-releases</a> and click on "see the archives" at the top of the page.</div><div class="gmail_quote"><br></div><div class="gmail_quote">Stories about students' experiences are always welcome--they could be about your community involvement, interesting experiences in the veterinary field, research, etc.--so send along your ideas or submissions to me at <a href="mailto:amacdonald@upei.ca">amacdonald@upei.ca</a>.</div><div class="gmail_quote"><br></div><div class="gmail_quote">Happy Holidays! See you next year! :)</div><div class="gmail_quote"><br></div><div class="gmail_quote">Anna MacDonald</div><div class="gmail_quote">AVC External Relations Officer</div><div class="gmail_quote"><br></div><div class="gmail_quote"><br><div dir="ltr"><div class="gmail_quote">---------- Forwarded message ----------<br>From: <b class="gmail_sendername">Atlantic Veterinary College</b> <span dir="ltr"><<a href="mailto:avc@upei.ca" target="_blank">avc@upei.ca</a>></span><br>Date: Thu, Dec 22, 2016 at 3:02 PM<br>Subject: AVC News for December 2016<br>To: <a href="mailto:amacdonald@upei.ca" target="_blank">amacdonald@upei.ca</a><br><br><br><u></u>

    
        
        
        
        

    
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<img src="http://www.upei.ca/communications/files/communications/styles/rsslandscape/public/needham-1611-0309-mp4.jpg?itok=XqZ5D8Hp" width="565" height="376" alt="" border="0" style="border: 0px; outline: none; text-decoration: none; height: auto;"><p style="margin:1em 0px;padding:0px;color:rgb(34,34,34);font-family:helvetica;font-size:15px;line-height:150%;text-align:left">The Nichola K.S. Goddard Foundation has donated a total of $25,000 to the Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC) for the College’s cardiology service.</p>
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<img src="http://www.upei.ca/communications/files/communications/styles/rsslandscape/public/cf183-16j-9955-mp4.jpg?itok=dPv7dtuw" width="565" height="376" alt="" border="0" style="border: 0px; outline: none; text-decoration: none; height: auto;"><p style="margin:1em 0px;padding:0px;color:rgb(34,34,34);font-family:helvetica;font-size:15px;line-height:150%;text-align:left">As of January 4, 2017, applications will be accepted for the 2017 Dr. Tim Ogilvie AVC Vet Camp. The popular camp program provides participants with an interactive and educational look into the world of veterinary medicine. Students enjoy a week filled with science, animals, and fun. Junior camps (grades 7-9) are scheduled for July 10–14 and July17–21; senior camps (grades 10-12) take place from July 24– and July 31–August 4.</p>
<p style="margin:1em 0px;padding:0px;color:rgb(34,34,34);font-family:helvetica;font-size:15px;line-height:150%;text-align:left">Find out what being a veterinarian is really like! Camp information and an application form are available at <a href="http://upei.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=dd3fb90dfb6b5ac5f64839e65&id=3447ca7d35&e=049271514e" style="word-wrap:break-word;color:rgb(140,32,4);font-weight:normal;text-decoration:underline" target="_blank">www.upei.ca/avc/camp</a> or by calling <a href="tel:(902)%20566-0589" value="+19025660589" target="_blank">(902) 566-0589</a>. Deadline for applications is Friday, March 10, 2017.</p>
<p style="margin:1em 0px;padding:0px;color:rgb(34,34,34);font-family:helvetica;font-size:15px;line-height:150%;text-align:left"><strong>Photo</strong>: A student in the 2016 Dr. Tim Ogilvie AVC Vet Camp runs a dog through its paces on a dog agility course. </p>
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<p style="margin:1em 0px;padding:0px;color:rgb(34,34,34);font-family:helvetica;font-size:15px;line-height:150%;text-align:left">More information and a nomination form are available online at <a href="http://upei.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=dd3fb90dfb6b5ac5f64839e65&id=8a9a2d8400&e=049271514e" style="word-wrap:break-word;color:rgb(140,32,4);font-weight:normal;text-decoration:underline" target="_blank">http://www.upei.ca/avc/communi<wbr>ty</a>. Send nominations and letters of support by mail to:</p>
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        c/o Dean’s Office, Atlantic Veterinary College<br>
        550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3</p>
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<img src="http://www.upei.ca/communications/files/communications/styles/rsslandscape/public/senior_dog.jpg?itok=3yj-p7QP" width="565" height="371" alt="" border="0" style="border: 0px; outline: none; text-decoration: none; height: auto;"><p style="margin:1em 0px;padding:0px;color:rgb(34,34,34);font-family:helvetica;font-size:15px;line-height:150%;text-align:left">The Sir James Dunn Animal Welfare Centre at AVC will hold its second annual three-part webinar series on February 21 and 28, and on March 7, at 1 p.m. AST.</p>
<p style="margin:1em 0px;padding:0px;color:rgb(34,34,34);font-family:helvetica;font-size:15px;line-height:150%;text-align:left">Entitled “New Approaches to Old Diseases: Supporting Our Clients and Their Animals in the Face of Terminal Illnesses,” the series will give participating veterinarians and veterinary technicians three hours of affordable CE from the comfort of their home or office. The webinars will be offered by <a href="http://upei.us5.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=dd3fb90dfb6b5ac5f64839e65&id=5786a0d904&e=049271514e" style="word-wrap:break-word;color:rgb(140,32,4);font-weight:normal;text-decoration:underline" target="_blank">Dr. Caroline Hewson</a>, past Chair of Animal Welfare at AVC now residing in the UK, and <a href="http://upei.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=dd3fb90dfb6b5ac5f64839e65&id=1a236363cc&e=049271514e" style="word-wrap:break-word;color:rgb(140,32,4);font-weight:normal;text-decoration:underline" target="_blank">Dr. Christine Savidge</a>, Assistant Professor, Small Animal Medicine, at AVC. The speakers will review some core communication tools for discussing terminal diagnoses with clients and then focus on practical strategies, including from human medicine, that offer busy veterinary teams a new framework for handling severe and chronic disease in their patients. After exploring the four main disease trajectories, we will use the example of renal disease to discuss real life examples.</p>
<p style="margin:1em 0px;padding:0px;color:rgb(34,34,34);font-family:helvetica;font-size:15px;line-height:150%;text-align:left">At the end of the series, participants will have a framework that will make it easier<br>
        • to discuss terminal diagnoses and prognoses with different clients;<br>
        • for clients to comply with a care plan and have more peace of mind during clinical crises;<br>
        • to ensure that their chronically ill or elderly patients have “a life worth living”;<br>
        • for veterinarians and clients to prepare for euthanasia and identify when it is in an animal’s best interest.</p>
<p style="margin:1em 0px;padding:0px;color:rgb(34,34,34);font-family:helvetica;font-size:15px;line-height:150%;text-align:left">Early bird offer to February 1: $20 per webinar or $50 for 3; after February 2: $30 each or $75 for 3. There is no charge for veterinary or AHT students. For more details about the webinars and registration, visit <a href="http://upei.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=dd3fb90dfb6b5ac5f64839e65&id=5e3edd9e31&e=049271514e" style="word-wrap:break-word;color:rgb(140,32,4);font-weight:normal;text-decoration:underline" target="_blank">awc.upei.ca</a>.</p>
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<img src="http://www.upei.ca/communications/files/communications/styles/rsslandscape/public/barred_owl_in_tree_dec._7_2016.jpg?itok=xSLk8V93" width="565" height="515" alt="" border="0" style="border: 0px; outline: none; text-decoration: none; height: auto;"><p style="margin:1em 0px;padding:0px;color:rgb(34,34,34);font-family:helvetica;font-size:15px;line-height:150%;text-align:left">After almost three weeks of treatment and recovery at AVC, a barred owl is back in the woods near Hunter River, PEI.</p>
<p style="margin:1em 0px;padding:0px;color:rgb(34,34,34);font-family:helvetica;font-size:15px;line-height:150%;text-align:left">Craig Younker, of Oyster Bed Bridge, brought the owl to the AVC Wildlife Service on November 17 after it collided with the windshield of his car on the Hopedale Road. The bird remained on the windshield for a short time before it fell to the ground. It then flew to a nearby tree and perched on a branch, but when Craig approached it, it fell to the ground. At that point, he decided to take it to AVC.</p>
<p style="margin:1em 0px;padding:0px;color:rgb(34,34,34);font-family:helvetica;font-size:15px;line-height:150%;text-align:left">Upon admission to the Wildlife Service, the bird was given a physical examination, and radiographs were taken to check for broken bones. No breaks were revealed, but the owl could not perch and was leaning against the wall of its enclosure. The bird was obviously sore and was given pain medication. It also did not eat on its own for the first week of its stay at AVC.</p>
<p style="margin:1em 0px;padding:0px;color:rgb(34,34,34);font-family:helvetica;font-size:15px;line-height:150%;text-align:left">With the help of a team of students, the owl was fed by hand and began to improve and eat on its own. It was placed in AVC’s outdoor flight cage to adjust to the weather in preparation for its release.</p>
<p style="margin:1em 0px;padding:0px;color:rgb(34,34,34);font-family:helvetica;font-size:15px;line-height:150%;text-align:left">The AVC Wildlife Service released the owl on Wednesday, December 7, with assistance from Craig and his girlfriend, Anna Potter, a fourth-year student at AVC.</p>
<p style="margin:1em 0px;padding:0px;color:rgb(34,34,34);font-family:helvetica;font-size:15px;line-height:150%;text-align:left"><strong>Photo: </strong>The barred owl perches in a tree after its release.</p>
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<img src="http://www.upei.ca/communications/files/communications/styles/rssportrait/public/food-bank_donation.jpg?itok=GPnxDLJL" width="225" height="300" alt="" border="0" style="border: 0px; outline: none; text-decoration: none; height: auto;"><p style="margin:1em 0px;padding:0px;color:rgb(34,34,34);font-family:helvetica;font-size:15px;line-height:150%;text-align:left">Elizabeth Moses, Class of 2017, and Julie Sparks, Class of 2018, recently delivered 260 food items collected during a Christmas food drive to the UPEI Food Bank.<br>
        Since September of this year, AVC students have collected 553 food items for the food bank!</p>
<p style="margin:1em 0px;padding:0px;color:rgb(34,34,34);font-family:helvetica;font-size:15px;line-height:150%;text-align:left">“Time and time again we are humbled by the generosity of my fellow colleagues,” say Elizabeth and Julie. “Every donation matters, and we thank everyone in every class for the support this year!”</p>
<p style="margin:1em 0px;padding:0px;color:rgb(34,34,34);font-family:helvetica;font-size:15px;line-height:150%;text-align:left">The four classes at AVC held a friendly competition to see which would gather the most donations during the semester. The winner was the Class of 2018, contributing 363 items. Assisting Elizabeth and Julie with the food drive was Shanna-Lynn Neily, Class of 2020.</p>
<p style="margin:1em 0px;padding:0px;color:rgb(34,34,34);font-family:helvetica;font-size:15px;line-height:150%;text-align:left"><strong>Photo</strong>: Elizabeth Moses and Julie Sparks display food items donated by AVC students to the UPEI Food Bank.</p>
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