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Dr. Ryan Shoemaker

Marathon surgery saves mare’s life

December 12th, 2011

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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Noor, pre-surgery

Patching up Pearl

For equine surgeon Dr. Ryan Shoemaker of Sherwood Park, Alta., a typical day involves treating a wide variety of equine clients that often include high-end race horses and show horses. But the guiding principle for him and the other veterinarians at Delaney Veterinary Services Ltd. remains the same whether they’re working with valuable race horses or backyard ponies: No matter …

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WCVM resident presents at ACVS symposium

Dr. Jenny Kelly, a large animal resident at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, was one of the presenters at the American College of Veterinary Surgeons’ annual symposium in Washington, D.C., from Oct. 5-7. Kelly, who is also the 2006-07 Fellow for the College’s Equine Health Research Fund, presented “A biomechanical comparison of different suture configurations in equine larynges” during …

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