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Dr. Imma Roquet

The road from Barcelona to Saskatoon

March 07th, 2012

An avid equestrian since the age of six, Dr. Imma Roquet had no doubt that her life would revolve around horses. “I just love them — I have no other explanation,” explains Roquet who grew up with horses and dogs in Tona, Spain – a small rural town near Barcelona. Roquet graduated from the University of Barcelona’s veterinary program in 2006. …

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Noor, pre-surgery

Marathon surgery saves mare’s life

When Dr. James Carmalt examined the grey Arabian mare named Noor for the first time at the WCVM’s Veterinary Medical Centre last fall, the first thing that surprised him about the horse was her body condition. “You could tell that Mr. Abidi (her caregiver) had been working hard to ensure that she had the right type of feed available and …

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Dr. Imma Roquet

Launching into research

When Dr. Imma Roquet arrived at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) to begin her equine surgery residency in 2009, the Spanish veterinarian had never worked on a research project. But two years after meeting Dr. James Carmalt — a WCVM associate professor in large animal surgery and her residency supervisor —  research has become a big part of Roquet’s …

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