WHAT'S NEW THIS WEEK
...........Thursday, September 06, 2012

Announcements:

  • SVM student, Megan Greer, spends sixteen days in South Africa participating in a conservation effort as part of the "Vets Go Wild" team

Job Opportunity:

Douglas Animal Hospital, a very busy hospital with state of the art equipment, including digital x-ray in the Maple Grove, MN area just North of the Twin Cities, is seeking an experienced veterinarian with a strong background in internal medicine.

Critical thinking, the capability to work well under pressure, adaptability and the ability to make informed decisions while multi-tasking at all times is essential for success in this position. Expect to work with a compassionate team dedicated to patient care and effective client and staff communication. Must be willing to work two Saturdays a month. Relocation costs up to $3000 compensated.

Please contact Dr. Heather Douglas at: doctordouglas@douglasanimalhospital.com

Reminders:

  • AVMC-USAHA Student Travel Awards
  • Toxocara 2012: European Scientific Counsel Companion Animal Parasites (ESCCAP) invites you to attend a two-day scientific meeting to review current important issues in Toxocara and Toxocarosis from October 3 - 5, 2012 in Budapest. For more information, please follow this link

 

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FAll 2012 White Coat Ceremony

The Bourne Lecture Hall was filled with excitement as St. George's University School of Veterinary Medicine (SGUSVM) largest incoming veterinary class was officially welcomed at its Fall 2012 White Coat Ceremony on Tuesday, August 21st.

Addressing the 105 students was Keynote Speaker, Dr. Jan K. Strother, DVM, who delivered an entertaining, illustrative and engaging address to the incoming class. Taking the podium she articulated, “This is a transcending night – a celebratory night, and as I look out at all of your faces, you are going to change from the person you are, into a doctor of veterinary medicine – and St. George’s University will provide the tools to do just that.”

Dr. Strother used a delightful story of the development of an unusual relationship her and a bird to elucidate the amazing bond that develops between animals and humans and also to show that animals grow and learn within a relationship. Strother challenged the students to keep their minds open to the forty-two areas of specialty in their chosen profession. She stated, “This is a global school and there are many global opportunities for you. We need new creative energy in our veterinary profession; we need your technology, your ideas and for you to figure out how you’re going to help keep the world healthy. Whatever you choose, I hope that you remember where you came from and that SGU installed integrity, compassion, dignity, tenacity and the desire to be the very best that you can be.”

In her address, the students were left with this powerful resonation by Dr. Jan. K. Strother: “This night is yours, it’s a celebration and it’s an acclamation. This night is the beginning of your life’s journey as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Success is the courage and the confidence to begin, it’s the passion and the persistence to continue, it’s the talent and the tenacity to finish, it’s the road you choose, the meanings you make, the mountains you move, and the example you set. In the end, you don’t just celebrate what you do, but you celebrate who you are. Tonight you are future doctors of veterinary medicine.” ....more