AVC Students

Each year, the Chinook Project selects 4 to 9 students from a pool of stellar applications from 3rd-year AVC students.  The project has been fortunate to have had consistently fine students.  When they go north, our students face many challenges–cultural differences, “basic” and often creative veterinary clinics, long hours, enforced intimacy with the group.  Our students embrace these challenges with enthusiasm and good cheer, bringing not only veterinary medicine but also hope to northern communities.  Many, many thanks to our student participants:

 

Kimmirut, 2006: Rachel Lee, Alison Pollard (returned as veterinarian in 2016), Kristin Duerr, Erin O’Neill

Chinook Students, 2006 : Jen, (Dr. Hopson), Rachel, Alison, Erin, Kristin

Chinook Students, 2006 : Jen, (Dr. Hopson), Rachel, Alison, Erin, Kristin

 

Cambridge Bay, 2007: Melissa Guillory, Sheila McIvor, Kathryn Evans, Iz Jakubowski

 

Kimmirut, 2008: Tracy Collins, Dan Fredholm, Karen Gormley, Beth Martin

Tracy, Karen, Beth, Dr. Carey and Dan

Tracy, Karen, Beth, Dr. Carey and Dan

 

Cambridge Bay/Kugluktuk, 2009:  Stephanie Robitaille, Nicole Cummings**, ( Dr. Peter Foley), Aleta Schmah, Shawn MacKenzie, with Dr. Anne Marie Carey and technician Andrea Jack in front.

The Team in Cambridge Bay 2009

The Team in Cambridge Bay 2009

**Nicole returned as a volunteer veterinary instructor in 2011–our first alumna instructor.

 

Natuashish, 2010: Aimée Elson, Katie Lee (returned as veterinarian in 2016), Billy McDonald, Lindsay Rigoli

2010

Linsday, Aimee, Katie and Billy in the Fire Hall

 

Natuashish/Makkovik, 2011: Amy Lowe, Marisa Herzog, Christina Zeoli, Chris McLaughlin (returned as veterinarian in 2015), Courtney Dwyer

AVC students with dog team pups

AVC students with dog team pups, Christina, Courtney, Chris (back row) and Marisa and Amy

 

Hopedale and Nain 2012: Kayla Collins, Nichelle Peck, Shari Raheb, Waylon Wiseman; and Alicia Ashley, Tricia Fleming, Susan Taylor, Kelleigh Waters

Nain 2012 students: Tricia, Kelleigh, Alicia and Susan with Dr. Peter Foley

 

Makkovik and Postville 2013 : Emma Vaasjo, Lauren Russell, Jonathan Woodbury, Ashleigh Allen,  Samantha Sanford

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Nain, Sheshatshiu, Rigolet 2014: Meghan Levangie, Caitlin Matters, Catherine Herlihy, Erin Andersen, Jason Gray, Rhonda Stone, Sarah Dixon, Leighann Diehl

The first Team of the Chinook Project is already in Nain, Labrador. Pictured are Meghan Levangie, Dr. Peter Foley, Paul Fenton, Dr. Becky Jackson, Erin Andersen, and front row: Caitlin Matters, Catherine Herlihy.

Meghan Levangie, Dr. Peter Foley, Paul Fenton, Dr. Becky Jackson, Erin Andersen, and front row: Caitlin Matters, Catherine Herlihy

 

Very tired Chinook 2014 team in Rigolet: Dr. Von Herbing, Dr. Hopson, Leighann, Rhonda, Jason with Dr. Gunn McQuillan and Sarah in front.

Very tired Chinook 2014 team in Rigolet: Dr. Von Herbing, Dr. Hopson, Leighann, Rhonda, Jason with Dr. Gunn McQuillan and Sarah in front.

Natuashish (and Sheshatshiu) 2015: Pierre Charlebois, Danielle Brown, Michelle Wells,  Jessica Eisnor, Mary-Claire Sanderson

Pierre Charlebois, Dr. Chris McLaughlin, Danielle Brown, Michelle Wells, Andrea Jack, RVT, Dr. John Ruffino, Jessica Eisnor, Mary-Claire Sanderson

Pierre Charlebois, Dr. Chris McLaughlin (Chinook student 2011), Danielle Brown, Michelle Wells, Andrea Jack, RVT, Dr. John Ruffino, Jessica Eisnor, Mary-Claire Sanderson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nain and Sheshatshiu 2016: Liz Byers, Alie Reindel, Kelsey Harding, Chris Dominic, Michelle Goyareb

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Iqaluit, Nunavut 2016 : Vanessa Gerber, Mila Profit, Nicolle Davis, Dionne Paine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chinook Veterinarians and Technicians