Home » Profiles (Page 3)

Profiles

Shoppette

Easing the grief through memorial tributes

When Jim Dobie lost his golden retriever Angus to cancer in 1996, he was surprised and touched to learn that his veterinarian, Dr. Lloyd Abbey (WCVM ’77) of Edmonton, Alta., had made a memorial donation to the Western College of Veterinary Medicine’s Companion Animal Health Fund (CAHF) on his behalf. “I certainly never expected that and didn’t even know such …

May 15th, 2012 Full story »

Bruce: WCVM’s “perfect teaching stallion”

For more than a decade, a grey-haired “gentleman” named Bruce played a key role in the hands-on training of students at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM). Bruce was a 32-year-old grey quarter horse who was “the perfect teaching stallion” for the college’s veterinary students and theriogenology residents, says WCVM associate professor Dr. Steve Manning. “He was all stallion …

April 02nd, 2012 Full story »

Dr. Stacy Anderson and horse

Anderson following in parents’ footsteps

Dr. Stacy Anderson remembers always having animals around while she was growing up in rural Michigan and Iowa. And since both parents were veterinarians, it was only natural that her herd included pigs as well as cats, dogs and horses. Anderson’s favourite animals were the horses. She was four years old when her mom and dad first introduced her to …

December 01st, 2011 Full story »

Dr. Chris Bell during surgery.

Excellent externships

After the last celebratory toast had been made and the Western College of Veterinary Medicine’s Class of 2006 had paid off their grad party expenses, they were faced with a decision: what should they do with the leftover money? It was a problem that previous graduating classes had solved through donations to the WCVM or to the College’s Veterinary Medical …

November 29th, 2011 Full story »

First-year student Bailee Stanton of Kananaskis, Alta. Photo: Debra Marshall.

Alberta cowgirl finds niche in vet med

Bailee Stanton of Kananaskis, Alta., believes that her entire life contributed to her choice of veterinary medicine as a career. “I grew up on a ranch, I’ve always had an animal-oriented lifestyle and I’ve always been very interested in science, so it seems like veterinary medicine is where I belong,” says Stanton, who began classes at the University of Saskatchewan’s …

September 30th, 2011 Full story »

Amy Ayers

Fracture repair research ideal break for Ayers

Student: Amy Ayers, a second-year student at the WCVM. Hometown: Pemberton, B.C. Academic background: BSc degree (chemistry major), University of Northern British Columbia. Mentors: WCVM large animal surgeon Dr. James Carmalt and Dr. Imma Roquet, a WCVM large animal surgery resident. Summer research project: An in vitro study investigating the optimal position and number of transcortical pins to be inserted …

September 01st, 2011 Full story »

Lobb: “I’ve chosen the right career for me”

Student: Ben Lobb, a second-year student at the WCVM. Hometown: Woodlands, Man. Mentors: Dr. Stephen Manning, associate professor and field service clinician at the WCVM; and Dr. Kate Robinson, a WCVM equine field service resident. Summer research project: Effectiveness of acupuncture as a treatment modality in horses diagnosed with caudal heel pain. Q. Can you describe your study? We’re trying …

August 11th, 2011 Full story »

EHRF Fellow: Dr. Jenny Kelly

Originally from Hawaii, Dr. Jenny Kelly grew up knowing that she wanted to be a veterinarian: “I was always the kid who rescued baby birds that fell out of the next, the one who brought home stray cats and dogs and cared for them.” Kelly received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree from Purdue University’s School of Veterinary Medicine …

July 25th, 2006 Full story »