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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 »

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 »