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Fourth-year veterinary student Lyndsay Kong. Photo: Robyn Thrasher.

Are oxygen levels lower in aging dogs?

Equipped with a BSc in zoology, there’s no question that Lyndsay Kong has an interest in animals. Kong, a second-year veterinary student at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine(WCVM), has a passion for companion animal medicine and sees her future career heading in that direction. “I’m probably going to work in a small animal private practice when I graduate,” says …

July 04th, 2011 Full story »

Sabrina De Baat

Student tests efficacy of Lyme disease vaccine

While living in Burnaby, B.C., Sabrina de Baat had the chance to explore a variety of volunteer opportunities related to animal care. Not only did de Baat work at several veterinary clinics and the local humane society, but she also volunteered at the internationally-known Vancouver Aquarium. “I gave interpretive talks and demonstrations to visitors to raise awareness about aquatic life …

June 30th, 2011 Full story »

Dr. Connie Stevenson

CAHF Fellow: Dr. Connie Stevenson

With three generations of veterinarians in her family tree, Dr. Connie Stevenson’s career selection was a natural. “My great-grandfather and my grandfather and my uncles were veterinarians. It’s something that I grew up with, and it’s always been in the family.” Her Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry from Simon Fraser University was also a major motivator and piqued her …

October 18th, 2006 Full story »