News Release: The Gentle Island Hosts National Veterinary Convention that Addresses Veterinary Innovation, Alternative Medicine and More

July 13, 2017

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE — The province of Prince Edward Island increased an extra 700 as veterinary professionals from across Canada, the United States and around the world attend the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) Convention from July 13 to 16, 2017 in Charlottetown.   
The four-day event kicks off today with the CVMA Summit that looks into the future of veterinary medicine in a world of change and innovation, and the CVMA National Issues Forum that asks the question, “Is "Alternative Medicine: No Longer Alternative?”
“With the rapidly changing environment of technology and attitudes, the veterinary profession needs to learn to adapt quickly,” says Dr. Troy Bourque, 2016-17 CVMA President. “Today’s two topics allows us to share ideas to do this.” 
The CVMA Convention is the only national multi-species event provider that has over 40 highly-rated speakers from Canada, the United States and overseas to address topics ranging from ophthalmology, pain management, dentistry, cardiology, neurology and more. 
“If you want to learn more about heartworm and Lyme disease, there are sessions. Neurology exams for a horse? Ophthalmology for companion animals? We have that too,” says Dr. Bourque. “The convention provides an opportunity for veterinary professionals from around the world to attend three full days of continuing education focusing on companion animals, large animals, ruminants, animal welfare and more, and to connect with colleagues.”
The CVMA is the national and international voice for approximately 13,736 veterinarians in Canada. The convention is held in collaboration with the Atlantic Veterinary College and the Registered Veterinary Technologists and Technicians of Canada.

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The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) is the national and international voice for Canada’s veterinarians, providing leadership and advocacy for veterinary medicine. Visit to learn more about CVMA.
Tanya Frye, Canadian Veterinary Medical Association
613-236-1162 ext. 128 (office)