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Viral voyager

July 23rd, 2019

How do you describe something the naked eye can’t see and requires its own vocabulary to describe? That’s a challenge Dr. Kristen Conn regularly faces. As an assistant professor in the Western College of Veterinary Medicine’s (WCVM) Department of Veterinary Microbiology, Conn hopes to advance the understanding of herpesviruses. While Conn started out studying herpes simplex virus (HSV) in humans, …

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Dr. Steve Manning

A life infused with horses

Dr. Steve Manning has enjoyed being around horses since he was a kid riding with the local Pony Club branch in his southern Ontario hometown. That interest prompted him to apply for a summer job with a local equine veterinarian – a move that led to his career choice. “I spent seven summers working in that clinic,” recalls Manning, associate …

August 17th, 2018 Full story »

Hamilton selected as FEI official for Games

Dr. Don Hamilton, professor emeritus of the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM), is one of four Canadians who have been selected as officials for the 2018 Fédération Équestre Internationale (FEI) World Equestrian Games this fall. The 2018 games will take place in Mill Spring, N.C., from Sept. 11 to 23. Hamilton has been appointed as a Vet Commission (VC) …

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Dr. Lesley Zwicker

Teamwork important for WCVM radiologist

Perseverance and dedication have led Dr. Lesley Zwicker to her role as the newest board-certified radiologist at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM). Zwicker has faced a long journey to get to this point – earning diplomate certification by the American College of Veterinary Radiology (ACVR) is a three-year process, which requires intensive studying and testing to meet the …

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Dr. Keri Thomas

New role pins Thomas to WCVM

Her surgical residency as the Townsend Equine Health Research Fund (TEHRF) fellow has wrapped up, but Dr. Keri Thomas is staying put — and she couldn’t be happier about it. During the last four years, Thomas has learned from large animal surgeons at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) while also navigating her own clinical and research work. Now …

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