AVC hosts third annual reception to thank VTH clients

Posted: 
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Robert Budd, Dr. Lydia Pan holding Emily, and Monica Gillis. Dr. Pan is Emily’s primary clinician.

Clients of AVC’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH) got a “behind-the-scenes” look at some of the new and expanded specialty services offered by the hospital during the College’s third annual Client Appreciation Reception on November 1.

About 85 people attended the event and had the opportunity to tour the VTH. Very special guests at the event were Emily, a ten-year-old Havanese dog being treated at the VTH for lymphoma, and her owners, Robert Budd and Monica Gillis, of Crapaud, PEI. As Monica held Emily in her arms, Robert spoke about their beloved dog’s journey with cancer and the great care that she receives at the VTH. Emily is currently in remission, he said with a big smile.

Dr. Charlotte Pye introduced guests to the VTH's recently established dermatology service, and Dr. Lynne O’Sullivan spoke about her role in the newly expanded cardiology service. Dr. Katie Hoddinott talked to guests about her interest in minimally invasive surgical techniques, and Dr. Ben Stoughton about the value of ultrasound as a diagnostic tool in large animal medicine. Drs. Pye, O’Sullivan, and Hoddinott are all alumni of AVC. Fourth-year student Isabella Falardeau also spoke to the guests about the impact that the patients and clients of the VTH have on the students.

The reception was jointly organized by the UPEI Department of Development and Alumni Engagement, the AVC Dean’s Office, and the VTH.

Anna MacDonald
AVC External Relations Officer
Department: 
Atlantic Veterinary College
Phone: 
(902) 566-6786
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