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Vet students help Equine Expo gallop along

January 27th, 2017

When it comes to the equine care available at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM), clinicians have access to many advanced technologies and tools that allow them to provide cutting edge care. While those who work with them daily are familiar with them, many horse owners don’t get a chance to see these tools in action unless their animal …

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Gold Medal recipient heads for horses

Horses have played an important role in Elisabeth van Veggel’s life since she was a little girl. “Back home in the Netherlands, all of my family rode,” says van Veggel, who immigrated to Victoria, B.C., when she was 12 years old. “When we moved here, I got a pony. I think it was my parents’ way of bribing me to …

December 02nd, 2015 Full story »

Stanton's equine experience includes competing in amateur, professional and college rodeos during her high school and university years.

Bailee Stanton receives AAEP-Markel award

University of Saskatchewan student Bailee Stanton of Kananaskis, Alta., is a 2014 recipient of an American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation-Markel award. Eight students from across North America received the annual awards on December 7 during the annual AAEP convention in Salt Lake City, Utah. The $2,500 scholarships support veterinary students whose future career plans focus on equine medicine. Stanton, who …

December 16th, 2014 Full story »

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

WCVM grad wins equine scholarship

Dr. Becky Gilday, a 2014 graduate of the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM), is one of nine equine-focused veterinarians in North America to receive $4,000 scholarships from Zoetis and the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation. The scholarships were announced during the AAEP’s Focus on Sport Horses and Focus on Students summer meetings in Louisville, Ky., July 19-22. …

July 21st, 2014 Full story »

A life with horses

It takes a special kind of person to love large animal field service duty — a job that’s notorious for difficult patients, all-night hours, and physical exhaustion. But for Dr. Kate Robinson, it’s all in a day’s work. She recently completed a three-year residency in equine field service at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine’s Veterinary Medical Centre. During that …

July 23rd, 2013 Full story »

Veterinary student Nick Hawkins

Résumé includes salmon, bison and horses

Nicholas Hawkins was born and raised in Humboldt, Sask., just one hour from Saskatoon. But his journey into the veterinary medicine program at the University of Saskatchewan was a much longer trip than 100 kilometres down the highway. Shortly after high school, following a tip from his scuba-diving older brother, Hawkins landed an aquaculture job at a Chinook salmon farm …

November 10th, 2012 Full story »

Renae Zook, veterinary student

Love of horses leads student to vet program

Renae Zook has loved animals of all kinds from the time that she could talk, so a career in veterinary medicine just seemed like a natural progression for the Alberta student. “I’ve never lost my fascination with animals, particularly horses, and veterinary medicine has always been my career choice,” said Zook who spent her junior high and high school years …

November 06th, 2012 Full story »

Jon Katzman

Job shadowing led student to vet career

Veterinary medicine has been Jon Katzman’s career choice since he was a young boy, but an opportunity to job shadow a veterinarian really sealed the deal for the Saskatoon, Sask., resident. When he was 16, Katzman had the chance to shadow Dr. Susan Ashburner, a clinical associate in the Western College of Veterinary Medicine’s Veterinary Medical Centre. “I saw all …

October 16th, 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 »

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 »