The One Voice presentation and Hot Topic discussion is hosted annually at each college and organized by the SCVMA Sr. Representative.

Students can attend to learn about the various CVMA initiatives and participate in a 'Hot Topic' discussion on subject matter the SCVMA Committee agrees is one of importance.

This year’s Hot Topic is: 'Coping with Failure'.

List of 2022/2023 Lunch and Learns

Atlantic Veterinary College

To be announced.

Faculté de médecine vétérinaire de l'Université de Montréal (FMV)

Title: Faire face à l’échec

Speaker: Dre Judith Farley DMV, IPSAV, M.Sc., DES, Vétérinaire à l’Aquarium du Québec et gestionnaire de la Santé Animale.

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Ontario Veterinary College

Date: Feb 16th, 2023
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Title: Coping with failure
Speaker: Victoria Fritz, Learning Specialist, University of Guelph

Victoria Fritz is from the Library Learning Centre and gave a talk about coping with failure. Her talk discussed how we perceive failure and a number of tools and exercises we can use to manage and transform failure into growth.

University of Calgary - Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (UCVM)

Date: April 6th, 2023
Time: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Title: Coping with Failure
Speaker: Dr. Caileigh Reid

Every vet, new or experienced, has accidents and failures throughout their practice. When newly starting out, these concerns are at a high, especially when hoping to deliver gold standard practices with freshly acquired skillsets from school. These experiences that may come from unfortunate accidents will inevitably occur to every new veterinarian. Having the resiliency to deal with, learn from and bounce back from them may be difficult but can help build ones’ capabilities. During this session, students heard first-hand about similar struggles from a new veterinarian in practice, and learned how to move forward with them in mind.

Western College of Veterinary Medicine

Date: December 9th, 2022
Time: 12:30 - 1:20 p.m.
Title: Coping with Failure in Veterinary Medicine
Speaker: Dr. Card, Professor, Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, WCVM

Fear of failure is common amongst veterinary students and veterinarians in general — but is it always a bad thing? Dr. Card argues that failure isn't always bad, but presents an opportunity for learning and growth. Using her own experiences in life, veterinary school, and clinical practice, Dr. Card outlines how the 'failures' she experienced made her the successful veterinarian she is today.