CVER News Archive

Sep 1 2010 - 8:46am

The Centre for Aquatic Health Sciences is pleased to announce that the OIE World Assembly recently approved a combined proposal between the Atlantic Veterinary College at UPEI and the National Veterinary Institute in Oslo, Norway for a new OIE Collaborating Centre.

Aug 31 2010 - 8:00pm

Christine Paetzold, researcher in AVC's Department of Health Management, visited her former high school in Bridgetown, Nova Scotia, in June to present two guest lectures about Aquaculture.

Aug 31 2010 - 8:00pm

Laura Bourque, AVC Class of 2013, learned first-hand this summer about the challenges facing dairy farmers in rural Kenya.

Aug 31 2010 - 8:23am

A delegation of 16 Chinese veterinarians and 2 translators recently completed an intensive 4 week training program in field epidemiology at the AVC. Led by Dr. Chen Guosheng, the Director of the Animal Disease Prevention and Control Division of the Veterinary Bureau in the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture, the team of veterinarians received instruction in a wide range of topics ranging from disease outbreak investigation, surveillance, measures of disease frequency, population sampling strategies to the correct interpretation of diagnostic test results.

Aug 14 2010 - 8:00pm

Sixteen veterinarians from China recently completed an intensive four-week training program in field epidemiology at  the AVC’s Centre for Veterinary Epidemiological Research (CVER).

Aug 11 2010 - 2:34pm

About 91 per cent of halibut are right-eyed. “They start off as a larval fish with eyes on both sides of their head,” says Larry Hammell, “and then they go through a metamorphosis where one eye migrates over the top of their head so they have both eyes on one side and they swim on their sides.”

Aug 11 2010 - 2:12pm


Epi on the Island 2010 is now underway at the Atlantic Veterinary College. Hosted by the Centre for Veterinary Epidemiological Research, Epi on the Island draws participants from all over the world to this annual event.

Aug 1 2010 - 2:57pm

Johne’s disease, associated with the MAP bacteria, causes intestinal infection leading to direct financial loss from culling, decreased milk production, mortality, and reproductive losses.

Jul 14 2010 - 8:00pm

Dr. JT McClure, Department Chair, Health Management of the Atlantic Veterinary College was a presenter at the 62nd Annual Convention of the Canadian Veterinary Association in Calgary Alberta held July 7th- 10th, 2010.

Jul 8 2010 - 1:29pm

In the current edition of the Innovation Canada/Canada Foundation for Innovation brochure, there is an article on page 10 titled “Udder Genius”, featuring  the Mastitis Treatment Decision System developed by Dr. Greg Keefe at AVC. 

Jul 1 2010 - 2:54pm

Over the past five years, gains have been made in the milk quality profiles of PEI dairy farms.  These producers have some of the highest quality milk in the country.  MQM will be co

Jun 29 2010 - 8:00pm

Dr. JT McClure, Chair of the Department of Health Management, AVC and Dr. Anne Muckle were awarded $247,908 in funding for research on Atlantic Canada retail meat sampling for the Canadian Integrated Program for Antimicrobial Resistance (CIPARS) which part of the Public Health Agency of Canada.

Jun 18 2010 - 2:24pm


Peter Sykes, a graduate student with AVC's Centre for Veterinary Epidemiological Research and PhD candidate in the Department of Health Management, was recognized with a national student scholarship on May 18, 2010.

Jun 17 2010 - 2:03pm

Dr. Susan Cork, Head, Department  of Ecosystem and Public Health, University of Calgary, will be visiting UPEI on Thursday & Friday,  June 24/25.

Jun 7 2010 - 9:54am

Carolyn Dohoo (yes, daughter of Ian Dohoo) recently gave an oral presentation entitled "The impact of biogas digesters on health and quality of life measures in Kenyan farmwomen" at the 2

Jun 7 2010 - 9:00am

Congratualtaions to Dr. Raphael Vanderstichel for being awarded the prize for best graduate student presentation at the recent Canadian Association of Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine Conference (Guelph, Ontario 30/31 May 2010).

May 29 2010 - 8:00pm

After completing a PhD at AVC’s Department of Pathology and Microbiology, Dr. Sarah Stewart-Clark accepted an Innovation PEI Fellowship position at AVC.

May 17 2010 - 1:14pm

Dr. Ian A. Gardner, Canada Excellence Research Chair in Aquatic EpidemiologyDr. Ian A. Gardner, Canada Excellence Research Chair in Aquatic Epidemiology


The Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC) at the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) confirmed its status today as a world leader in animal population health through the announcement of a new 10-million dollar research chair. Dr. Ian A. Gardner has been confirmed as the new Canada Excellence Research Chair in Aquatic Epidemiology.


May 2 2010 - 9:02am

CVER is pleased to welcome Emilie Laurin as a Grad Student working on Johne's Disease Research for Maritime Quality Milk.

Apr 30 2010 - 8:00pm

Drs. and epidemiologists Henrik Stryhn and Ian Dohoo were visiting instructors at the University of Copenhagan on April 26th - 30th where they taught an advanced multilevel modelling course.

Apr 29 2010 - 8:00pm

Dr. Jillian Westcott, Research Scientist with AVC's Centre for Aquatic Health Sciences, in coordination with Dr. Larry Hammell, Director of the Centre and Innovation PEI Industry Research Chair in Epidemiology for Global Aquatic Food Animal Production, and Dr. Crawford Revie, Canada Research Chair in Epi-Informatics, developed and delivered a course on sea lice counts to 60 members of the New Brunswick Atlantic salmon industry in St. George, NB in April, 2010.

Apr 29 2010 - 8:00pm

After completing a PhD at AVC’s Department of Pathology and Microbiology, Dr. Sarah Stewart-Clark accepted an Innovation PEI Fellowship position at AVC.

Apr 23 2010 - 9:33am

Two Canadian veterinary students, Laura Bourque, AVC and Vionna Kwan of OVC, will be working with Kenyan veterinarians and farmers for 3 months and will get experience in clinical practice, extensi

Apr 15 2010 - 11:40am

Apr 13 2010 - 9:17am


Fernanda Dorea, originally from Brazil, joined CVER to work on a project of surveillance and emerging disease from laboratory submissions.

Apr 13 2010 - 8:55am

 Sithar Dorjee recently joined CVER to complete his PhD under the supervision of Drs. Sanchez and Dohoo.  

Apr 12 2010 - 10:36am

We are pleased to welcome Maryam Lolo as the new Epidemiology Technician in CVER.

Apr 12 2010 - 9:30am

Maryam Lolo, the new epidemiology technician in CVER, is going to put on two introductory workshops on the use of R.


Mar 29 2010 - 8:00pm

Garth Arsenault of CVER presented a project summary on Oyster Mortality in Bedeque Bay, PEI at the annual meeting of the Prince Edward Island Shellfish Association (PEISA) in March 2010 in Summerside PEI.