Time: 12:30 p.m.
Date: Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Location: WCVM 2115
Drs. Lem and Hodgson will be giving earlier presentations at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, January 27, in Room E1130 (E Wing, U of S Health Sciences Building).
Drs. Lem and Hodgson's talks are part of a series of One Health public presentations that will be offered at the U of S in January 2014.
Dr. Michelle Lem, DVM, MSc, is a 2001 graduate of the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) and the founder and director of Community Veterinary Outreach. After graduating, Dr. Lem practiced in New Zealand before returning to Ottawa where she has practised companion animal medicine and surgery as an associate veterinarian, companion animal mobile service and locum.
From 2003 to 2009, Michelle provided behavioural consultations for companion animals on a referral basis. In 2009, Michelle received an OVC fellowship to pursue graduate research in the Department of Population Medicine, studying the effects of pet ownership on street-involved youth. She received her Master of Science (MSc) degree in 2012 and was elected as an Ashoka Fellow in May 2013.
Dr. Kate Hodgson, DVM, MHSc, CCMEP, is a medical education consultant in Continuing Education and Professional Development at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine. Raised on an Angus beef cattle farm, Dr. Hodgson received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree from Cornell University in 1992. She spent time in practice, later completing her second degree in teaching and family medicine at the U of T. Dr. Hodgson teaches workshops based on the CANMEDS (Canadian Medical Education Directives for Specialists).
She is also studying the benefits of including the “Pet Query” as part of regular human physical examinations. Drs. Hodgson and Lem are working with human health care providers to integrate with the veterinary team at Community Veterinary Outreach clinics in Ontario.
For more information, contact:
Myrna MacDonald, Communications
Dean's Office, WCVM