[Avc2021] Fwd: AVC News for December 2017

Lisa Heron lheron at upei.ca
Fri Dec 22 15:20:10 AST 2017


AVC News Brief for December 2017

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Taking care of our people

For the first time, the Atlantic Veterinary College has hired a wellness
facilitator. Sapphire MacPhee has a bachelor’s degree in social work from
Dalhousie University and has worked in the areas of preventing problem
gambling and family violence. She is very interested in health and wellness
and is currently working on a certificate in this field.
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Dog regains use of her legs in time for Christmas

Christmas came early for Larry and Lisa Walsh, of Second North River, New
Brunswick, when their dog, Lupina, recovered the use of her legs after
suffering a severe neck injury seven weeks ago.
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AVC students recognized for effective writing skills

Four veterinary medicine students were among 48 UPEI students recognized
for effective writing skills at the sixth annual MacLauchlan Prizes for
Effective Writing celebration on Friday, November 24. The students are
Jessica D’Amico, Class of 2020; Jaimee Gillis, Class of 2018; Julia Kenny,
Class of 2019; and Jenna Lane, Class of 2019. Dr. Marti Hopson, Faculty of
Veterinary Medicine, won the faculty/staff award. Dr. Hopson was nominated
by Dr. Heather Gunn McQuillan, director of the AVC Veterinary Teaching
Hospital, for the award.

To read more about the MacLauchlan Prizes for Effective Writing, visit
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Call for Nominations: Atlantic Award of Excellence in Veterinary Medicine
and Animal Care

Nominations are being sought for the Atlantic Award of Excellence in
Veterinary  Medicine and Animal Care. This annual award recognizes
veterinarians who have made significant contributions to animal health and
welfare in Atlantic Canada. The award will be presented at the Atlantic
Provinces Veterinary Conference in April. Nominations are due January 31,
2017. More information and a nomination form are available online at
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Send nominations and letters of support by mail to:

Atlantic Award of Excellence Nominating Committee
c/o Dean’s Office, Atlantic Veterinary College
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Dr. Ian Gardner honoured with lifetime achievement award

Dr. Ian Gardner, a professor of epidemiology and Canada Excellence Research
Chair (CERC) in Aquatic Epidemiology at UPEI’s Atlantic Veterinary College,
is being honoured with the prestigious Calvin W. Schwabe Award for lifetime
achievement in veterinary epidemiology and preventive medicine.
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AVC hosts second annual reception to thank VTH clients

Clients of AVC’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH) got a
“behind-the-scenes” look at some of the specialty services offered by the
hospital earlier this month, including dentistry, oncology, theriogenology,
and CT scanner technology, during the College’s second annual Client
Appreciation Reception.
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AVC technician wins Lab Products Technician Award for Canada

Congratulations to Zoe Grutzner, AVC Animal Resources, on winning the 14th
annual Lab Products Technician Award for Canada from the American
Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS). This award provides a
deserving animal care technician from each of the eight AALAS districts and
Canada with the opportunity to attend their first AALAS national meeting.
Zoe received her award at the national AALAS meeting in Austin, Texas, in
October.
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AVC Wildlife Service releases northern saw-whet owl

After spending a month at AVC’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital, a northern
saw-whet owl was released into the woods in southern Kings County in late
October.
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Dr. Basil Ikede contributes to new edition of veterinary textbook

Dr. Basil Ikede, retired professor and chair, AVC Department of Pathology
and Microbiology, contributed to the 11th edition of *Veterinary Medicine:
A Textbook of the Diseases of Cattle, Horses, Sheep, Pigs and Goats*,
published recently by Elsevier.
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Anna MacDonald

External Relations Officer, Atlantic Veterinary College, UPEI, (902)
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