2023 DVM Student Summer Day at the Zoo

Thank you to the Assiniboine Park Zoo, Dr. Charlene Berkvens and Dr. Andrea Nace and their team for hosting the 2023 DVM Student Summer Day at the Zoo!

DVM students were treated to a wonderful day at the zoo with a behind the scenes tour of the polar bear exhibit and veterinary facilities, as well as hearing about zoo practice and the ways in which private practitioners and government veterinarians often engage in zoo practice.

Also a shout out to our volunteers, Dr. Mackenzie Marks, MVMA President, Dr. Glen Duizer, MVMA Council Member, Dr. Morgan Wawryk, MVMA Council Member, Dr. Chris Bell, CVMA Past President, and Dr. Kris Torske, CVMA Representative for engaging with DVM students and introducing them to the veterinary community in Manitoba.


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