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                            AVC News Brief for December 2017
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<img src="http://www.upei.ca/communications/files/communications/styles/rsslandscape/public/sapphire_tammy.jpg?itok=C3h2iDV0" alt="" style="border:0;outline:none;text-decoration:none;height:auto!important" border="0" height="376" width="565"><p style="margin:1em 0;padding:0;color:#222222;font-family:Helvetica;font-size:15px;line-height:150%;text-align:left">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.</p>
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<img src="http://www.upei.ca/communications/files/communications/styles/rsslandscape/public/lupina_xmas.jpg?itok=Q5b_brLu" alt="" style="border:0;outline:none;text-decoration:none;height:auto!important" border="0" height="376" width="565"><p style="margin:1em 0;padding:0;color:#222222;font-family:Helvetica;font-size:15px;line-height:150%;text-align:left">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.</p>
<a href="https://upei.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=dd3fb90dfb6b5ac5f64839e65&id=2628509df2&e=049271514e" style="word-wrap:break-word;color:#8c2004;font-weight:normal;text-decoration:underline" target="_blank">Read More ...</a>
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<img src="http://www.upei.ca/communications/files/communications/styles/rsslandscape/public/j_damico.jpg?itok=Hv7E0dVD" alt="" style="border:0;outline:none;text-decoration:none;height:auto!important" border="0" height="376" width="565"><p style="margin:1em 0;padding:0;color:#222222;font-family:Helvetica;font-size:15px;line-height:150%;text-align:left">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. </p>
<p style="margin:1em 0;padding:0;color:#222222;font-family:Helvetica;font-size:15px;line-height:150%;text-align:left">To read more about the MacLauchlan Prizes for Effective Writing, visit <a href="https://upei.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=dd3fb90dfb6b5ac5f64839e65&id=12b9a3190e&e=049271514e" style="word-wrap:break-word;color:#8c2004;font-weight:normal;text-decoration:underline" target="_blank">http://www.upei.ca/commu<wbr>nications/news/2017/12/upei-st<wbr>udents-recognized-effective-wr<wbr>iting-skills</a>.</p>
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<img src="http://www.upei.ca/communications/files/communications/styles/rsslandscape/public/alice_a0e_2_0.jpg?itok=4vDwU-EL" alt="" style="border:0;outline:none;text-decoration:none;height:auto!important" border="0" height="376" width="565"><p style="margin:1em 0;padding:0;color:#222222;font-family:Helvetica;font-size:15px;line-height:150%;text-align:left">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<a href="https://upei.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=dd3fb90dfb6b5ac5f64839e65&id=9fb8e72a1b&e=049271514e" style="word-wrap:break-word;color:#8c2004;font-weight:normal;text-decoration:underline" target="_blank"> upei.ca/avc/community</a>. Send nominations and letters of support by mail to:</p>
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        c/o Dean’s Office, Atlantic Veterinary College<br>
        <a href="https://maps.google.com/?q=550+University+Avenue,+Charlottetown,+PEI+C1A+4P3&entry=gmail&source=g" target="_blank">550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3</a></p>
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<img src="http://www.upei.ca/communications/files/communications/styles/rsslandscape/public/cf180-11n-9561-m.jpg?itok=7hEoXyzF" alt="" style="border:0;outline:none;text-decoration:none;height:auto!important" border="0" height="376" width="565"><p style="margin:1em 0;padding:0;color:#222222;font-family:Helvetica;font-size:15px;line-height:150%;text-align:left">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.</p>
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<img src="http://www.upei.ca/communications/files/communications/styles/rsslandscape/public/dentistry_2.jpg?itok=vKTE_xc4" alt="" style="border:0;outline:none;text-decoration:none;height:auto!important" border="0" height="376" width="565"><p style="margin:1em 0;padding:0;color:#222222;font-family:Helvetica;font-size:15px;line-height:150%;text-align:left">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.</p>
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<img src="http://www.upei.ca/communications/files/communications/styles/rssportrait/public/zoe_g_crop.jpeg?itok=Wm1c8QeZ" alt="" style="border:0;outline:none;text-decoration:none;height:auto!important" border="0" height="300" width="240"><p style="margin:1em 0;padding:0;color:#222222;font-family:Helvetica;font-size:15px;line-height:150%;text-align:left">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.</p>
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<img src="http://www.upei.ca/communications/files/communications/styles/rsslandscape/public/saw-whet_owl.jpg?itok=DYjPrA2I" alt="" style="border:0;outline:none;text-decoration:none;height:auto!important" border="0" height="375" width="565"><p style="margin:1em 0;padding:0;color:#222222;font-family:Helvetica;font-size:15px;line-height:150%;text-align:left">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.</p>
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