Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Ontario Veterinary College Teaching, Research Featured in New Video

GUELPH, Ontario - March 18, 2013 - University of Guelph Campus Bulletin - The Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) will be featured in a new promotional video to begin airing on public television channels in the United States this spring.

The eight-minute video highlights OVC teaching and research facilities, and includes interviews with University of Guelph president Alastair Summerlee, OVC dean Elizabeth Stone, faculty, students and graduates.

The video was commissioned by Summerlee to mark the college’s 150th anniversary in 2012 and its many achievements.

Interviews and voice-overs discuss OVC’s growth and development, and underline connections between animal and human health, especially in cancer and cardiology research.

Stone said the project was

“an opportunity to help spread the word about OVC, especially how the college is helping shape the future of veterinary education and research, to a new and diverse audience.

“My overall vision as dean is to help bring about a shift in how society values veterinarians and the veterinary profession, so that in every interaction with their family vet, people recognize that they are there to see a true health professional.

“This video helps tell that story. It also shows how OVC has staked out its territory as an internationally renowned and respected leader working at the intersections of animals, people and the environment.”

The video includes extensive footage of the Mona Campbell Centre for Animal Cancer, opened last fall as Canada’s most comprehensive animal cancer treatment and research centre. Viewers will see state-of-the-art tools for cancer diagnosis, treatment and teaching, and will learn how studying diseases in animals helps us understand human illness.

The video was produced by American Milestones, which creates news-style documentaries about educational institutions. The company’s segments appear on public television stations regionally, nationally and internationally.

The OVC video will run regularly before and after programs airing on several channels, including the Fox Business Network and public TV affiliates.

The company has also produced two commercial-length segments about OVC to air beginning in April.

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