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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 »

Pet rehabilitation open house

Visitors go behind the scenes at WCVM centre

More than 120 people gained a behind-the-scenes look at animal health care during an open house at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine’s Veterinary Medical Centre (VMC) on February 17. During the afternoon event, VMC staff and veterinary students led visitors through the facility’s Large Animal and Small Animal Clinics including stops in the centre’s veterinary dental suite, the medical …

March 01st, 2012 Full story »

Heather Ryan and L. David Dubé.

Dubé among U of S alumni award recipients

Saskatoon businessman and longtime WCVM supporter L. David Dubé (BA ’84) was among the seven recipients of the University of Saskatchewan’s 2011 Alumni Achievement Awards on October 28. The Alumni Achievement Awards recognize graduates of the U of S for excellence, leadership and innovation in their achievements and contributions to the social, cultural and economic well-being of society. In turn, …

November 01st, 2011 Full story »

WCVM Veterinary Medical Centre at dusk

WCVM rechristens veterinary hospital

The University of Saskatchewan recently approved the name change of the WCVM Veterinary Teaching Hospital to the WCVM Veterinary Medical Centre (VMC). As WCVM Dean Dr. Douglas Freeman explains, the new name better reflects the facility’s overall mandate as a centre of excellence for veterinary education, primary and specialized clinical services and health research in Western Canada. “When the WCVM …

October 11th, 2011 Full story »

Heather Ryan and L. David Dubé

U of S names equine centre after local couple

An expanded facility for horse health at the University of Saskatchewan will be called the Ryan/Dubé Equine Performance Centre in recognition of a Saskatoon couple’s longtime support for veterinary research and education. Heather Ryan and her husband, L. David Dubé, contributed $1.2 million toward the expansion of the college’s existing equine performance centre. The Government of Saskatchewan, Marg and Ron …

January 18th, 2011 Full story »

Dr. Douglas Freeman new WCVM dean

The University of Saskatchewan’s Board of Governors has approved the appointment of Dr. Douglas Freeman as the Western College of Veterinary Medicine’s (WCVM) new dean. Freeman, who begins his five-year term on March 1, 2010, will become the regional veterinary college’s sixth dean in its 45-year history. He will replace Dr. Charles Rhodes, the WCVM’s dean since 2002. Rhodes is …

December 02nd, 2009 Full story »

Equine treadmill

Vetavision: October 1 to 4, 2009

The diverse world of veterinary medicine and an expanded Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) is on public display from October 1 to 4 during Vetavision, a four-day open house at the veterinary college on the University of Saskatchewan campus. This year’s Vetavision offers a variety of educational displays, speakers, demonstrations and animals that will appeal to people of all …

October 01st, 2009 Full story »

Veterinary diagnostics complex

WCVM receives $9.06 million through KIP

The Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan have allocated $9.06 million to complete renovations to the Western College of Veterinary Medicine’s diagnostic facilities at the University of Saskatchewan. The new funding will be used to renovate the WCVM diagnostics laboratory — the final phase of a much larger infrastructure renewal plan that began in 2004. These renovations will ensure that Saskatchewan …

June 20th, 2009 Full story »

Thera Fox receives equine scholarship

Thera (Tee) Fox, a fourth-year student at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, was the recipient of a $2,500 scholarship from the American Association of Equine Practitioners and the American Live Stock Insurance Company. Fox was the only Canadian among the eight scholarship winners for 2006. Fox, who will graduate from WCVM in May 2007, is originally from Wapella, Sask. …

April 17th, 2007 Full story »

equine mouth and bit

Display explores human-horse parallels

The ancient connection between horses and humans is the focus of a travelling exhibit that’s now on public display in the Western College of Veterinary Medicine’s library until Thursday, May 3. Developed by the United States National Library of Medicine, “The Horse, A Mirror of Man: Parallels in Early Human and Horse Medicine” explores the history of equine veterinary medicine …

April 17th, 2007 Full story »