Changing Cultures... Veterinary Medicine & Literature

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Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph
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May 10th and 11th, 2010
Ontario Veterinary College,
University of Guelph

A two day symposium on veterinary medicine and the literary arts.
Co-sponsored by the society for veterinary medicine and literature

Examining the role of poetry, fiction and essays in veterinary medicine and exploring how literature enriches relationships among veterinarians, their clients and nonhuman animals. The event will bring together writers, veterinarians, veterinary students and scholars in diverse disciplines to explore common themes in veterinary medicine and literature.

The symposium organisers welcome papers on any aspect of veterinary medicine and the literary arts, including:

Client communications
The human-animal bond
'First, do no harm'
Dying, death and grief
Retaining purpose and joy
The use of fiction, essays and poetry in medicine and the healing professions

Call for Papers
Proposal Deadline is
February 1st, 2010

Please send your abstract proposals, no more than 500 words, for paper or poster presentations to
Marie-France Boissonneault (e-mail address:

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