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CFI funds four U of S research projects

August 03rd, 2015

Four University of Saskatchewan (U of S) researchers have been awarded $393,000 to support projects to develop high-capacity mobile telecommunications devices, bacteria-based cleanup of petroleum contamination, a mobile lab to study and treat lung health in horses, and equipment to catalogue the trillions of microorganisms that live within us. The funding, through the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), provides 40 …

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Veterinary students Kirsten Henderson (left) and Alison Williams (right) assist Dr. Julia Montgomery during a tracheal wash procedure. Photo: Christina Weese.
Sarah Medill records location and descriptions of a band of horses on Sable Island. Photo: Kathrine Stewart.

Where the wild horses are

As a horse lover, Sarah Medill has found the perfect PhD research job. For the past three summers, she has been part of a University of Saskatchewan research team studying the more than 500 wild horses of Sable Island, a beautiful but remote Nova Scotian island declared a National Park Reserve last year. The unique herd, legally protected since the …

September 23rd, 2014 Full story »

The equine-focused SCI-FI VetMed Camp includes a session in the WCVM's anatomy lab. Photo: Myrna MacDonald.

Enter our horse health care video contest!

Are you a Grade 7, 8 or 9 student who is interested in horses? Want to go to SCI-FI VetMed Camp at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) this summer? The WCVM’s Equine Health Research Fund (EHRF) wants to know “How do you take care of your horse?” Enter our competition for a chance to win one of two …

May 28th, 2014 Full story »

Left to right: Harley Olsen, Jim Boire, Dr. James Montgomery and Dr. Julia Montgomery.

WCVM profs help win third at tech challenge

Two Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) faculty members are part of a new company that received third place for its horse lift system at the University of Saskatchewan’s annual Tech Venture Challenge on May 22. Dr. James Montgomery and his wife, Dr. Julia Montgomery, paired up with Jim Boire and Harley Olsen of RMD Engineering Inc. earlier this year to form …

May 26th, 2014 Full story »

Spruce Meadows' famous tribute to Olympic gold medallist Hickstead was a must-see for WCVM students during their Alberta tour.

Vet students visit Alberta equine centres

Horses are what led me to veterinary medicine. One of the first times I put the two together was during a visit to Northlands Park in Edmonton, Alta. I was in awe of the racetrack’s equine athletes — and that’s when I began wanting to pursue a career in performance horse medicine. Of course, I have a lot of questions about …

March 25th, 2014 Full story »

Fourth-year veterinary student Becky Gilday. Photo: Myrna MacDonald.

Around the WCVM: October 2013

Here’s a roundup of news briefs covering recent equine-related activities and achievements of student, faculty, staff, alumni and others who are linked to the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM). Equine scholarships: Fourth-year student, Becky Gilday of Carvel, Alta., was the recipient of an educational scholarship sponsored by the Alberta Equestrian Federation and Capri Insurance. The $1,500 annual scholarship is …

October 19th, 2013 Full story »

Lohmann is students’ choice for award

  Dr. Katharina Lohmann likes all aspects of her work, but what the associate professor enjoys most about her job at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) is teaching and being with her students. “I like that the teaching aspect changes all the time – it keeps me on my toes,” says Lohmann, a specialist in large animal medicine. …

May 24th, 2013 Full story »

Dr. Duncan Hockley

WCVM alumnus returns as VMC director

The Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) has selected Dr. Duncan Hockley, a veterinarian and University of Saskatchewan alumnus, as the new director of its Veterinary Medical Centre (VMC) on the university’s Saskatoon campus. Hockley, who is originally from Saskatchewan and a 1992 graduate of the WCVM’s Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program, is returning to his alma mater with a …

March 20th, 2013 Full story »

Pilar Peterson

Vet students promote equine health to riders

Members of the Western College of Veterinary Medicine’s Equine Club are gearing up to host hundreds of young horse enthusiasts during the club’s annual 4-H and Pony Club Educational Day in late January. The day-long event, which has become a “must-attend” for many 4-H and Pony Clubs across Saskatchewan, will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the …

December 03rd, 2012 Full story »

Michelle Tuma

WCVM students to host Vetavision 2012

For four days this September, veterinary students at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) will play host to thousands of people of all ages during Vetavision 2012, the veterinary college’s popular public open house. Held every three years, the show includes more than 30 educational displays, more than a dozen speakers and demonstrations, and of course, a wide range …

September 19th, 2012 Full story »