Within the overarching objective of preventing disease and safeguarding health, the experiential curriculum of the integrated primary healthcare program includes: nutrition, communication, rehabilitation, behaviour, welfare, good citizenship, One Health, and research. This innovative program prepares graduates to introduce these programs into the veterinary practices where they will work, thereby improving patient care, enhancing the client experience and creating added value for their employers. Our goal for this integrated program is to be recognized as the standard by which companion animal primary healthcare learning and service delivery is measured.
Based on this model, we will create an International Program in Companion Animal Primary Healthcare by the end of 2014, with two main objectives:
1) establish web-based learning collaborations between our students and students at veterinary schools in other countries
2) create a learning program within the Primary Healthcare Centre (PHC) for visiting scholars and students.