What do young graduates think? (panel)

Dr. Valérie Bissonnette

Dr. Valérie Bissonette obtained her diploma from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Montreal in June 2014. She was involved during her studies with GIV (International Veterinary Group), Veterinary Without Boarders Canada and the Faculty’s Shelter, notably coordinating the Cat Project (treatment and sterilisation of stray cats). She was Vice-President of her promotion and student representative on the Board of Directors of the AMVQ (Veterinarians of Quebec’s Association in Small Animal Practice).

She completed afterwards an enhancement internship in small animal practice at Centre Vétérinaire Rive-Sud, where she works since that day. She is presently completing a Master linked to population control of domestic cats without owners. Dr. Bissonnette has recently been appointed treasurer of the Veterinarians of Quebec’s Association of Shelter Medicine.

Dr. Gabriel Sauvé

Originally from Laval, I am a graduate from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of University of Montreal since 2014. I have stayed there to complete an advanced internship in Applied Veterinary Sciences in Small Animal Practice from 2014 to 2015. Having a particular interest for emergency care, as well as for general practice, I have joined the walk-in team at the Journet Veterinary Hospital in Montreal where I have been practicing for 2 years.

Dr. Émilie Chamberlain

Dr. Émilie Chamberlain obtained her diploma from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Montreal in June 2014. Throughout her studies, she always loved to be involved, let it be as the treasurer of her promotion or of the Students Association in Veterinary Medicine of Quebec (AEMVQ) where she succeeded from the position of treasurer, to Vice-President and then to President.

Originally from Maniwaki, she always hoped to come back to the area. She worked two summers as a student at the Veterinary Hospital of Mont-Laurier where she was hired as soon as her studies were completed. Also, since January 2017, she is co-owner of the practice, towards eventually becoming the full owner in the coming years. As an animal and nature lover, Dr. Chamberlain is always seeking new challenges.