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Aquatic Animal Health Courses on Offer

9 May 2012, at 1:00am

CANADA - The Canadian Aquaculture Institute and Atlantic Veterinary College are pleased to be partnering with the Centre for Life-Long Learning in the delivery of two new introductory and advanced courses in Aquatic Animal Health.

Health and Husbandry of Aquatic Laboratory Animals (4-5 June) and Advanced Aquatic Animal Care and Husbandry (6-7 June) will be offered at the Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, PEI from 4-7 June 2012, under the leadership of Dr Jonathan Spears, Clinical Laboratory Animal Veterinarian.

The target audience for these workshops includes attending, clinical or consulting veterinarians, facility managers, aquatic facility technicians, and Animal Care Committee members working with academic or research institutions that house laboratory aquatic animals and/or review animal care protocols involving manipulating fish in the wild. These workshops provide hands-on experience in procedures for aquatic laboratory animals.

These modular workshops are designed to provide both introductory and advanced training in aquatic animal health. The two, two-day workshops can be taken separately or combined; however, the Advanced Aquatic Animal Care and Husbandry has a prerequisite of either participating in the basic workshop, or equivalent training and experience.

This workshop is designed to fulfill the requirements of Continuing Education for Attending, Clinical or Consulting Veterinarians, Facility Managers and Facility Technicians as required by the Canadian Council on Animal Care.

Tuition for each two-day workshop is C$700 (GST included) with one lunch and nutrition breaks provided. Space is limited, so please register early.

Some space may be available in student residences on the UPEI campus. Contact UPEI Residence, Food and Conferences Services at (902) 566-0362 | Fax (902) 628-4319 | conference@upei.ca.

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