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University of Minnesota appoints Ames as dean
Published on July 15, 2008
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Dr. Trevor Ames
Dr. Trevor Ames

The University of Minnesota recently appointed Dr. Trevor Ames as dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine. He has served as interim dean since June 2007.

Dr. Ames joined the college faculty in 1981 and served as the chair of the Veterinary Population Medicine Department for 10 years. A diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, he graduated in 1978 from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan.

Dr. Ames' research interests include infectious diseases of horses and cattle, bovine respiratory disease complex, and equine and bovine vaccines. His clinical interests include large animal internal medicine and feedlot diseases. 

Hill's commits $5 million to Ontario teaching hospital

The University of Guelph's Ontario Veterinary College has received a $5 million, 10-year commitment from Hill's Pet Nutrition to support the creation of a primary care center for companion animals.

The Hill's Pet Nutrition Primary Healthcare Centre will provide veterinary students with a variety of educational experiences, from practical skills development to preventive medicine. Students will learn how to educate clients about the health, nutrition, and well-being of companion animals. Students also will gain experience in new and emerging technology and procedures.

The center is part of the overall redevelopment of the veterinary college and teaching hospital. The Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities has invested $9.5 million in the redevelopment.