............Thursday, January 19, 2017


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Welcome Back!

Dear Paws Print Readers,

A warm welcome to those of you joining the School of Veterinary Medicine for the first time, and welcome back to those of you who are returning - we hope that you enjoyed a well deserved break. We have some good news:

This term we are happy to welcome one hundred and five incoming Term 1 students, who recently participated in the Professional Attributes Workshop (PAWS), which focused on the development of life skills - skills relating to communication, teamwork and professionalism - the skills and attitudes that make our students more well-rounded persons, persons that are not only technically excellent veterinarians, but successful veterinarians. This workshop was conducted on Monday, January 16, 2017 and Tuesday, January 17, 2017 on the True Blue Campus. These students will be officially welcomed at the SVM White Coat Ceremony on Saturday, January 28, 2017 when they will each be presented with a white coat, symbolizing their entry to the veterinary medical profession, and their commitment to uphold the duties of the profession.

We are also happy to welcome the following faculty and staff: Drs. Katharine Simpson, and Thireshni Chetty in the Large Animal Medicine and Surgery Department; Dr. Rhea St. Louis and Mr. Curtis Hopkin in the Anatomy, Physiology, & Pharmacology Department; and Dr. India Paharsingh, Mr. Leon Lucas, Ms. Imika Pascal, and Mr. Jemmon Wilkinson  in the Small Animal Clinic. To each of our new students, faculty and staff members, we extend a hearty welcome.

As we embrace the term ahead, we invite you to make your story the Paws Print feature story by submitting stories (with accompanying photo(s)). You may also send us your perspective on a SVM event, a fundraiser you planned or held; activities in your student group, a career success story, or a research breakthrough – your story can be on virtually any topic. We encourage you to take this opportunity to share your experiences and showcase your talents.

We wish each of you all the best during the term ahead and hope that you visit Paws Print each week, as we provide information and details about current and upcoming SVM projects, activities and news.

Best wishes,

The Paws Print Team