13 May 2013

Ontario SPCA and College Boreal sign Landmark Agreement

Kate MacDonald and Denis Hubert-Dutrisac signing agreement

Ms. Kate MacDonald, CEO, Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Ontario SPCA), and Mr. Denis Hubert-Dutrisac, President of Collège Boréal, announced an innovative new partnership that may be a model for the rest of North America. The announcement was made in conjunction with the official opening of the new veterinary wing of the Collège Boréal’ Sudbury campus. Thanks to this partnership with the Ontario SPCA, Collège Boréal has become the first Canadian college to teach shelter medicine.

The Ontario SPCA and Collège Boréal will create a new Sudbury and District Ontario SPCA Shelter and Educational Centre, as well as jointly utilizing Collège Boréal’s new veterinary wing. This 5,000 square-foot space is equipped with the latest innovations in animal medicine: digital radiography, a ventilation system adaptable to different species, a cutting-edge operating room, a complete animal dentistry section, and isolation units.

The five-year partnership is expected to allow students in the Collège Boréal Veterinary Technician program to benefit from the Ontario SPCA’s expertise (sharing manuals, protocols, etc.) and to deepen their theoretical and practical knowledge while preparing for internships, volunteer and work opportunities through the Ontario SPCA network.

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