Wednesday, 15 September 2010

VSTEP update


As of June 1, 2010, no lost pets will be taken from pounds and shelters to be used for research by the University of Guelph, including the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC).

As well, we have just been informed of the University’s policy to stop using live animal terminal surgeries to train veterinary students - an important step forward.

Finally, all 10 VSTEP beagles and the four cats are now in loving homes! That's Finnigan, who is having a great time with her new people = )

Thankfully, the OVC has started to modernize their veterinary student training through increased computer modeling and hands-on experience through their new community veterinary clinic.

We continue to encourage the OVC to follow well-known veterinary colleges that have model animal use policies, such as Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine and the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine.

Thanks to everyone who made this work for the animals possible!

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