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Dr. Jiaying Ng, small animal surgical resident, is one of two new 2018-19 CAHF research fellows. Photo by Harrison Brooks.

Vet Topics (Summer 2018) now online

The Summer 2018 issue of Vet Topics — news publication for the WCVM Companion Animal Health Fund — is now available online.

Click here to download a copy of Vet Topics. The newsletter's summer issue includes the following stories:
  • Eye-catching research: Dr. Marina Leis and her team at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) has been investigating the bacterial community found on the surface of dogs' eyes. This groundbreaking research recently earned international attention at the European College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ECVO) Congress in May 2018.
  • CAHF selects new research fellows: Drs. Priscela Almeida and Jiaying Ng have been selected as the Companion Animal Health Fund’s (CAHF) new research fellows for 2018-19.
  • 2018-19 pet projects: Seven WCVM teams have received more than $84,800 from the CAHF and other related funds in support of their research studies.
  • Raw meat study links dental and vet worlds: Dr. Candace Lowe and three dentistry students recently conducted a raw meat study that brought together their two health disciplines.
  • New CT scanner creates more slices of life: The WCVM has a new CT scanner that’s pushing the boundaries of veterinary medical imaging — and that’s exciting for the college’s medical imaging specialists.
  • Puzzling disease devastates B.C. rabbits: A unique strain of rabbit hemorrhagic disease (RHDV2) broke out among European rabbit populations in B.C. earlier this year. Researchers are stumped about where this highly contagious calcivirus came from.
  • Little things in life make researcher’s day: Nigerian veterinary microbiologist Moses Ikechukwu had to overcome many obstacles in his life before he could come to the WCVM as a visiting researcher in Dr. Joe Rubin's lab in the college’s Department of Veterinary Microbiology.

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