On October 6, 2011 I lectured at Prince Edward Island Atlantic Veterinary School PEI on “How to have a Successful Integrative Veterinary Practice” and “Introduction to Homeopathy with Evidence Based Medicine.” We had over 60 students per lecture. The reception and interest was wonderful. The students there have had an opportunity to see these topics and following that, have wanted to learn more. These students are getting a well rounded education there at PEI and the inclusion of the lectures on Complementary and Alternative healing for animals, will make them better a veterinarian, better doctors and better teachers to their clients.
An important part of this is getting students introduced to classes and courses in Integrative Veterinary Medicine, which is opening up the eyes and planting a seed that will grow for a desire to know more. Giving students some insight into homeopathy, acupuncture, chiropractic, herbs and other modalities will allow the creative mind of the new generation of veterinarians to be able to think outside the box and really make forward steps in medicine. Most important they will be doing a better job caring for their patients.
Over all the trip to Canada had been interesting. To get to Prince Edward Island you need to either take a very long, long bridge or the ferry. The first snow storm of the season was happening while I was driving to PEI. On the way I saw a car flipped over in a ditch so we got out and flagged others to help us see if the folks in the accident were injured. After trying to get into the vehicle that was upside down in a snow filled ditch, with water covering it a few inches, w were told that police had already come, and they were at the hospital.
On the ferry back, there was a chance to chat with some tourists that had other amazing stories that I hope to cover in my blog. Next was the Integrative Health Pet Expo in Halifax Nova Scotia. Maureen Tate, with the help of her friends and daughters put on a wonderful event at the Sportplex in Dartmouth, NS. Speakers included Drs. Ron Schultz on Vaccinations, Cheryl Cullen – Opthalmology, Aubrey Webb- Neurology, Davis Evans Homeopathy, Jennifer Bishop Integrative Medicine Don Rushtop/Ernie Prowse – Bone Surgery, Jeff Goodall – Laser, Laura Lee -Acupuncture for sports injuries, Emma Slater Stem Cell therapy, Susie Spicer- equine natural care, and Margo Roman – Ozone Therapy. I presented a lecture on the background and cases on Ozone therapy.
There were some outstanding exhibitors and the networking there made for an even more positive event. I was even able to experience some of the local welcoming events as I attended Yom Kippur services in Halifax. EXPOs like this which bring Integrative Medical Information will really help improve the health and wellbeing of both the animals and the humans that care for them.