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Vet Topics (Winter 2017)


The WCVM rehabilitation team works with Sharley after her surgery. Photo: Caitlin Taylor.

The Winter 2017 issue of Vet Topics is now available online. Click here to download a PDF version of this issue that includes the following stories:

  • Pouncing on a protein: WCVM researchers are conducting research that may someday lead to a better treatment for inflammatory liver disease (ILD), a chronic condition in many cats.
  • CAHF research fellows: A brief update on the fund’s research fellowship program.
  • Make the gift of a lifetime: A charitable estate gift to the Western College of Veterinary Medicine’s Companion Animal Health Fund is one option that may work for you.
  • Pet projects: A listing of the WCVM research projects that have received support from the CAHF.
  • Inside look at palliative radiation therapy: WCVM researchers surveyed veterinary oncology clinics across Canada and the U.S. to evaluate changes in pets’ quality of life during palliative radiation therapy.
  • Puppy makes remarkable recovery: After a horrific accident, Sharley’s odds of recovery were only 70 per cent — but her owners decided to try surgery that saved their puppy’s life.
  • CAHF pet notecards: Check out the fund’s beautiful new notecards that are available for only $20!

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