The Sir James Dunn Animal Welfare Centre (SJDAWC) at the Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC) invites you to its three-part webinar series on post-pandemic animal welfare issues in veterinary behavioural medicine. The webinars feature Dr. Karen Overall, professor of behavioural medicine, AVC, and will take place on March 12, 19 and 26, all beginning at 4 p.m. ADT.

 

This webinar series will discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic affects the early life environment and experiences of canine and feline patients.  The series will end with a review of new and exciting research in veterinary behavioural medicine.

 

Veterinarians and veterinary technicians are eligible for continuing education credit. The webinar cost is $60 per webinar, or $150 for all three.

 

IMPORTANT TO NOTE: Participating veterinarians and veterinary technicians are eligible to earn one hour of RACE-accredited continuing education per webinar. Participants are required to attend the live webinar to earn this credit. (RACE-program number: 20-1163580)

 

For more information:  awc.upei.ca/webinars/

To register:  Click here – Eventbrite

 

Email: animalwelfare@upei.ca

Website: awc.upei.ca 



Wednesday February 21, 2024

Strategic Time Mastery: Making Room for What Matters

Join coaches Amy Oliver and Carly Crewe for a free virtual event. Discover the art of effective prioritization, unlocking productivity and work-life balance. Dive into proven techniques like, and learn how to apply them to your daily tasks with real-world examples.

Monday March 4, 2024 

Business 101- 10 Key Steps to a Thriving Healthcare Practice

Calling all owners of community-based healthcare practices! Join us for a free virtual event. Are you looking to give your business a boost and lead your practice toward growth? Amy Oliver + Co. invites you to a virtual session that introduces you to the fundamentals of business success, specifically crafted for the healthcare sector

You can learn more and register for both events here!



Members Benefits Survey

To continuously improve our services and offerings, we would greatly appreciate your feedback through this survey. This will help us understand your preferences, needs, and expectations better.

Fill Out Our Members Benefits Survey Here

Animal Health & Welfare CE

Thursday, March 28 @ 7:00 PM

Join Dr. Lisa Joachim from the Animal Health and Welfare Branch as she discusses animal welfare issues in Manitoba and when to contact the animal welfare branch about concerns.

This is a free CE event and attendees will earns 1 CE credit hour.

REGISTER HERE

Goldeyes Game in support of the Canadian Animal Blood Bank

Friday, May 31 @  7:00 PM

Join MVMA members, their families, and staff at the Winnipeg Goldeye’s Game, $5 from each ticket will be donated to the Canadian Animal Blood Bank. Limited tickets available!

BUY TICKETS HERE

Member Engagement: RVT Utilization & Specialization

Wednesday, June 12 @ 7:00 PM

REGISTER HERE



The western Canadian Companion Animal Surveillance Initiative (CASI) was launched 2 years ago.  Small animal practicing veterinarians can report occurrences of specific diseases of interest throughout the year, providing a picture of occurrence over time (https://www.wecahn.ca/wecahn-networks/companion-animal-surveillance-initiative).

Now it is time to evaluate our efforts to engage the veterinary community in this surveillance initiative. We are looking for interested individuals willing to be interviewed via telephone or virtual platform. Information gathered will be used to update the current initiative format.

While the time commitment is minimal (approximately 30-45 minutes of your time), your insights and feedback will be incredibly valuable.  To learn more or if you are interested in contributing, please contact Shaneice Fletcher-Hildebrand at shaneice.fletcher@usask.ca or Maggie Coupland at Maggie.coupland@usask.ca. This research has been approved by the University of Saskatchewan Behavioural Ethics Board.



I have been asked to help out on the Western Canadian Animal Health Network and am gathering info from veterinary teams on their experience with:

 

1) preg check this year -reports I’ve heard have been brutal with high open rates anywhere from 15-50%!

2) Any manheimia pneumonia in cows or replacement heifers?

3) long shot for MB perhaps relative to AB and SK but any reports on congestive heart failure? Reports in AB of more cases in non-typical animals.

4) Any new and/or notable trends to report for MB?

 

I’d very much appreciate you sharing with your networks. If folks could give me their update in any format that works they can reach me by:

Phone or text: 1-204-264-0294

Email: matchison@mbbeef.ca

 

Reports will remain anonymous but I can identify the region of MB if the person reporting thinks it’s important information.

 

I appreciate your help!

 

Melissa



Adopted from the ABVMA and CVMA

The Manitoba Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA) is aware of reports of a canine respiratory illness outbreak in several US states starting in August 2023. While there is limited information available on the number of cases and the cause of these illnesses, symptoms include coughing, sneezing, nasal and eye discharge, and lethargy.

It is important to note that non-specific respiratory illnesses in dogs are common, can occur in clusters, and can have various underlying contagious and non-contagious causes. Veterinarians are well-positioned to provide advice to animal owners and diagnose and treat dogs with respiratory illnesses.

The MVMA is not aware of any canine respiratory outbreaks in Manitoba and will continue to monitor the situation and share confirmed information as it becomes available.

What can pet owners do?

  • Do not panic
  • Limit your dog’s contacts, especially transient contacts with dogs of unknown health status
  • Keep your dog away from sick dogs
  • Talk to your veterinarian about vaccination against canine parainfluenza virus (CPIV) and Bordetella bronchiseptica
  • If your dog is ill and you are concerned, contact your veterinarian

Further information can be found here:

https://www.wormsandgermsblog.com/2023/11/articles/animals/dogs/respiratory-disease-in-dogs-sweeping-across-the-us-outbreak-of-disease-or-media-attention/

https://www.wormsandgermsblog.com/2023/11/articles/animals/dogs/mystery-dog-respiratory-disease-or-not-and-antibiotics-or-not/

https://www.avma.org/news/oregon-dealing-respiratory-illness-incidents-dogs



We’re delighted to share that our own MVMA President, Dr. Mackenzie Marks, attended the annual WCVM White Coat Ceremony in Saskatoon on Monday, September 25, 2023. In addition to the students receiving their personalized white lab coats, Dr. Marks presented stethoscopes to the first-year students from Manitoba.

We proudly congratulate the future veterinarians and warmly welcome the Class of 2027 to our profession!

A special thank you to Dr. Chris Bell for providing pictures of the ceremonious event.



The Manitoba Veterinary Medical Association regrets to report the passing of Dr. Jacqueline Enns. The MVMA offers condolences to family, friends, and close colleagues of Dr. Jacqueline Enns. More information can be located here.

The MVMA reminds members of the services offered by Homewood Health.


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