Veterinarians gather for convention
Veterinary professionals from around the world have gathered in Charlottetown this week.
The four-day Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) Convention kicked off Thursday. It began with a summit that looked into the future of veterinary medicine in a world of change and innovation and a national issues forum that examined alternative medicine.
“With the rapidly changing environment of technology and attitudes, the veterinary profession needs to learn to adapt quickly,’’ said Dr. Troy Bourque, president of the CVMA. “(Thursday’s) two topics allow us to share ideas to do this.’’
The convention is the only national multi-species event provider that has more than 40 highlyrated speakers from Canada, the United States and overseas to address topics ranging from ophthalmology, pain management, dentistry, cardiology, neurology and more.
“If you want to learn more about heartworm and Lyme disease, there are the sessions. Neurology exams for a horse? Opthalmology for companion animals? We have that, too.’’
The CVMA is the national and international voice for about 13,736 veterinarians. The convention is held in collaboration with the Atlantic Veterinary College and the Registered Veterinary Technologists and Technicians of Canada.