AVC students perform well in Animal Welfare Judging and Assessment Contest

Dr. Ian Duncan, Emeritus Chair of Animal Welfare at the University of Guelph, presents a plaque to AVC students Marianne Parent, Jessica Dowe, Nicole Mayne, Laura-Beth Collins and Shari Raheb.
December 2012

Congratulations to the AVC students who participated in the 12th annual Intercollegiate Animal Welfare Judging and Assessment Contest held in November at the University of Guelph. Coached by Dr. Michael Cockram, Chair of Animal Welfare at AVC, the team of Marianne Parent, Jesse Dowe, Nicole Mayne, Laura-Beth Collins, and Shari Raheb placed second in the veterinary division, based on their cumulative individual scores in judging the welfare of two different scenarios of veal calves, laying hens, and companion animals in a vet clinic, together with assessment as a team of the welfare of laboratory mice. Nicole Mayne and Shari Raheb also tied for fourth place in the individual scoring. Dr. Alice Crook, coordinator of the Sir James Dunn Animal Welfare Centre, was a judge at the competition.