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Equine Foundation of Canada

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October 06th, 2022

Coming to Canada for an equine residency meant starting over for Dr. José Antonio Guerra. Guerra had already become a professor at Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México outside of Mexico City, Mexico, after earning a master’s degree at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). He oversaw a new equine hospital — and he finally owned the horses he’d …

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Dual-degree vet receives equine award

At first, Dr. Jane Westendorf didn’t want to be a veterinarian. As the daughter of two practitioners — both 1991 graduates of the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) — Westendorf witnessed first-hand some of her parents’ daily frustrations when they came home from their veterinary clinic in Mission, B.C. Westendorf eventually recognized that despite the occasional struggles or difficult …

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EFC members organize annual fundraising events across Canada such as the Sandy McNabb Equine Foundation Trail Ride near Turner Valley, Alta. Photo courtesy of EFC.

Group backs equine health at grassroots level

The Equine Foundation of Canada (EFC) may be small, but in the past four decades, this grassroots group has managed to accomplish great things in support of horse health care in Canada. The volunteer organization has raised nearly $890,000 in donations that have supported a variety of organizations, people and projects in the past 30 years. The list of recipients …

October 30th, 2013 Full story »

Equine charity’s gift to WCVM doubles in value

A $20,000 donation from the Equine Foundation of Canada (EFC) to support horse health at the Western College of Veterinary Medicineon the University of Saskatchewan campus has helped to raise another $20,000 through a matching gift program. “The Equine Foundation of Canada’s dedicated efforts to support horse health at the WCVM and at other Canadian veterinary colleges are exceptional,” said …

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Ride the trails for horse health care

Want to explore a unique part of Saskatchewan on horseback plus raise money for horse health? You can do both on Saturday, September 19, during the Saskatchewan Morgan Horse Club’s fundraising trail ride at Saskatchewan Landing Provincial Park in support of the Equine Foundation of Canada (EFC). Participants in the ride will meet at 11:00 a.m. in the Saskatchewan Landing …

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Equine Foundation of Canada cheque presentation.

EFC’s $10,000 donation doubles in value

A $10,000 gift from the Equine Foundation of Canada to support vital horse health research at the University of Saskatchewan’s Western College of Veterinary Medicine will double in value and impact through a unique matching gift program at the veterinary college. “We’re extremely grateful to the hundreds of horse owners and enthusiasts across Canada who worked together through the Equine …

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