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One Health Clinic for Homeless and Vulnerably-Housed Pet Owners - WSAVA/CVMA Congress

July 10, 2019

In partnership with WSAVA and CVMACommunity Veterinary Outreach (CVO) is excited to provide delegates with the opportunity to participate in an outreach day on Saturday, July 13, 2019.

This outreach day will include a 2.5-hour One Health workshop where we will provide background Community Veterinary Outreach on CVO’s One Health model and approaches, along with presentations by both human and animal health partners, followed by a Community Veterinary Outreach One Health clinic for homeless and vulnerably-housed pet owners at the Yonge Street Mission in Toronto. Delegates will be supervised by licensed veterinarians.

CVO is a registered charity that improves the health of homeless and vulnerably-housed individuals, families and their pets through a One Health model of care. By offering human health services and health education alongside preventative veterinary care, Community Veterinary Outreach provides innovative access to both veterinary and human health care for at-risk populations across Canada.

Dr. Michelle Lem, who is speaking at the workshop, will be honoured with the WSAVA 2019 Global One Health Award during the Congress Opening Ceremony on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 for the work and dedication she has put into Community Veterinary Outreach since founding it in 2003. The prestigious Global One Health Award is presented by the WSAVA’s One Health Committee (OHC) to an individual or organization which has promoted an aspect of One Health relevant to companion animals.

Please visit here to register for this workshop and see more details about the speaker lineup.

Program Speaker Lineup:

Susan Kilborn DVM, DVSc, DACVIM
Regional Director Ottawa, One Health Director, Community Veterinary Outreach

Mark Kinghorn DVM
Regional Director Toronto, Community Veterinary Outreach

Michelle Lem DVM, MSc, MSW, RSW
Founder, Community Veterinary Outreach

Casey Panning BA, BEd, MPH
One Health Coordinator Toronto, Community Veterinary Outreach

Nicole Sonier-Hoe, MScN, PHC/NP
One Health-Smoking Cessation Services, Community Veterinary Outreach, Ottawa

Amanda Acker DipDH, RDH