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CVA President Elected as Council Member of the World Veterinary Association

Dr.S.Abdul Rahman President of the CVA has been elected to the WVA Council under the International Organisations category in which six oraganisations namely,Federation of Asian Veterinary Associations(FAVA),Federation of Veterinarians of Europe(FVE) African Veterinary Association(AVA), Euro-Arab Veterinary Association (EAVA) Pan American Association of Veterinary Sciences (PANVET)Pan American are represented.

After the first round of voting Dr.Rene Carlson of USA has been elected as President and there is going to be a second round for President Elect.Prof.Achariya Secretary FAVA and former President Thai Veterinary Medical Association has also been elected as the Council Member representing Asia along with Dr.Huur of South Korea.

World Rabies Day
Message from Global Alliance for Rabies Control

We would like to request your help in spreading the word among your network about a new competition for medical and veterinary students, as part of our efforts to increase awareness and understanding of rabies prevention among the future leaders in the field of rabies.
The Global Alliance for Rabies Control has partnered with the International Veterinary Students’ Association (IVSA) and the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA) to create a competition for medical and veterinary students all across the world - the Global One Health Challenge.

Keeping with this year's World Rabies Day theme, #TogetherAgainstRabies, we are inviting students to create intersectoral teams of up to 5 members and implement a community event around World Rabies Day on September 28th. They can run this event any time from September 1st to October 31st, and the main criteria are that at least one team member should be a medical or veterinary student, and more than one sector (preferably medical and veterinary) should be represented in the team - this could also include education, social development, environmental science or any related field. Other participants can be students or professionals, as long as the team is led by a veterinary or medical student.

All the information is available on the GARC website at, including a registration form, leaflet, poster and guidance manual to help them with their event.
And finally, all members of the winning team get an expenses-paid trip to Madrid, Spain to attend the Global Conference on the One Health Concept in May 2015, which is being jointly held by the World Medical Association and World Veterinary Association.
We would really appreciate any assistance you can give us with increasing awareness among students - if you would like any further details about the competition, please contact me or my colleagues Deepa and Liz at World Rabies Day is on September 28 - please help us spread the word that vaccinating dogs against rabies saves lives. Join our Me and my dog campaign by sharing a photo of you and your dog on, or via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #TogetherAgainstRabies.

And see everyone else who’s joined us here.
We’ve got new resources to help you plan your World Rabies Day activities – we hope you’ll share your event with us – let's stand #TogetherAgainstRabies!

Canadian Veterinary Medical Association News

Dr. Bergeron (left)
receiving the award from Dr.Jim Berry
The CVMA President's Award is given from time to time to recognize an individual member for his/her exceptional contributions and devotion to the association. Recipients are selected by the President and the CVMA Executive Committee.This year the award was given to  Dr. Joël Bergeron. Dr. Joël Bergeron was honoured with the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) President’s Award for his ongoing commitment to the veterinary profession through his veterinary practice and while serving on many notable boards and associations.
 Dr. Bergeron is the current president of l’Ordre des médecins vétérinaires du Québec and has held that position for the past six years. He has also been
the vice-president for two years and four years as president of Académie de médecine vétérinaire du Québec.
Dr.Patricia Turner (left)

Dr. Patricia Turner has been honoured with the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association’s (CVMA) Humane Award for her national and international efforts to improve the understanding and care of laboratory animals.“We are pleased to honour Dr. Patricia Turner with the CVMA Humane Award for her commitment to the synergies achieved through high quality animal welfare and science,” says Dr. Jim Berry, 2013-14 CVMA President. “Her distinguished career shows her drive to make decisions and recommendations for matters that impact the care and use of laboratory animals.”Dr. Patricia Turner is a laboratory animal veterinarian and pathologist who also teaches comparative medicine and pathology, and

animal welfare to veterinary and graduate students at the Ontario Veterinary College where she is also an associate faculty member in the Campbell Centre for the Study of Animal Welfare and past Chair of the University of Guelph Animal Care Committee.
Dr.Clayton Mackay(right)
receiving the award from Dr.Jim Berry

Two CVMA members were honoured with Life Memberships this year.
Dr. Clayton Mackay, a veterinarian graduating from Ontario Veterinary College (OVC), is known for being a leader, pioneer and teacher for many generations of veterinarians. He entered private practice after graduation and became a partner in MacKay Animal Clinic. In 1993 he returned to the veterinary teaching hospital at OVC as their Director. From 1997 until 2010, he also served as the Canadian Director of Veterinary Affairs for Hill's Pet Nutrition Inc.. Dr. MacKay has been a welcomed public face of the veterinary profession with regular appearances in newspaper columns, on all major Canadian TV networks and serving as the Canadian Broadcasting Corporations veterinary expert on Radio Noon in Toronto from 1986 to 1998.

Dr.Duane Landals (right)
receiving the award from Dr.Jim Berry

Dr. Duane Landals received a CVMA Life Membership for dedicating over 40 years of enhancing global health through the advancement of veterinary profession. At the provincial level, Dr. Landals had served as Councillor and President of the Alberta Veterinary Medical Association.At the national level, he was appointed as the 57th CVMA President. His involvement in veterinary governance also made Dr. Landals the ideal individual to Chair the 29th World Veterinary Congress. He is currently serving his second term as vice-president of the World Veterinary Associatio


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