Message from the Symposium Chair

Stephanie Goulet

Welcome to the registration website for the next SCVMA Symposium under the theme "Lait-gendaire" or "Legen-dairy" for English speakers!

For the occasion, we have organized a host of social and educational activities that will not only help you improve your knowledge of veterinary medicine, but also provide you with the opportunity to dialogue with your future veterinary colleagues from across Canada.

The theme of the Symposium is intended to highlight Quebec's veterinary medical expertise in the area of dairy cattle, but it is important to note that the educational activities that will take place will relate to all areas of practice. In addition to interesting subjects related to the main domestic animals, you will also have the chance to learn a little more about lesser-known animals such as birds of prey, reptiles and the belugas of the St. Lawrence River.

Given the close proximity of Montreal, we have been able to organize a number of very interesting tours for you. I would like to encourage you to come and spend a day and learn more about the region and different Quebec organizations that keep animals in captivity.

You are also invited to the famous theme night that will take place in an authentic sugar shack. You will have the chance to sample maple products and dance to the rhythm of Quebec music. We also want to give you the opportunity to loosen up a bit. With this in mind, you will be able unleash your competitive spirit in a game of ball hockey or relax while doing some yoga!

We are proud to welcome you to the only francophone School of Veterinary Medicine in North America. You will certainly have a unique and enriching experience based on what you will learn and the exchanges that you will have. Come and join us to discover a new region of the country and the warm hospitality of Quebecers from Saint-Hyacinthe!

I am looking forward to meeting you in January 2014 in Saint-Hyacinthe at the “Legen-dairy” SCVMA Symposium which has been made possible thanks to the generous financial support of our sponsors.

We are looking forward to seeing you all.

Stéphanie Goulet
FMV, D.M.V. Student, Class of 2016
Senior representative for the SCVMA
Symposium Chairperson, SCVMA Symposium 2014