Walking the Skyline Trial and more encounters with dangerous animals

Another epic hike in the Canadian Rockies is the Skyline Trail between Maligne Lake and Signal Mountain on the outskirts of Jasper. The highest point on the trail is the “The Notch” with over 2500 m altitude and it is normally a three day hike with two nights spend on one of the official campgrounds. …

Running with a bear (in your mind ?…..)

After spending most of the day behind the wheel driving along the magnificent Icefield Parkway between Lake Luise and Jasper, we managed to check in at a hotel near Sunwapta Falls. The water of this spectacular waterfall feeds into the Athabasca River which then flows thousands of miles North into the Arctic Sea. To put …

Whaleback and Iceline Trail

If you want to avoid the crowds of Banff and Lake Louise while traveling the Canadian Rockies, you might consider joining the smaller crowds in nearby Yoho National Park. The Whaleback and Iceline Trail is a great two day hike that offers a bit of everything the Rocky Mountains have to offer – high mountains, …

World class cross country skiing – if you don‘t get eaten by a bear…..

As some of you might know – crosscountry skiing and biathlon are some of my passions. In North America you will struggle finding better training facilities than the beautifully located Nordic Skiing Centre in Canmore. The Centre is home to the Canadian crosscountry skiing and the Biathlon teams with outstanding training and competition facilities. When …

A visit at the Canmore Veterinary Hospital

Quite a change of scenery……. after leaving the urban jungle of downtown Toronto, I woke up to this view: Checking in at the clubhouse of the Canadian Alpine Club in Canmore in Alberta and changing- very much to my wife’s dismay – from a junior suite to a couple of mattresses in the loft with …

Meetings, Meetings, Meetings…..

Toronto turns out to be hard work and little sleep …… At yesterday’s VIP Summit we supported the signature of a position statement to facilitate the harmonization of the licensing of veterinary medicine. A lot of especially smaller countries struggle to have accesss to sometimes vital medicines because the national licensing process is taking too …

Bringing colleagues together for the benefit of our patients

I was proud to jointly host the first meeting of FIAVAC , the Federation of Spanish and Portuguese Speaking Small Animal Veterinary Associations and FECAVA, the Federation of European Companion Animal Veterinary Associations at the WSAVA Congress in #Toronto #FECAVA #FIAVAC It was decided to explore opportunities to work together on matters of animal welfare, …