Vet Topics (Winter 2023) now online

Closeup of blue merle Australian shepherd dog.
Photo: Christina Weese.

The Winter 2023 issue of Vet Topics, news publication for the veterinary college’s Companion Animal Health Fund, is now available online.

Click here to download the PDF of Vet Topics (Winter 2023). This issue includes the following stories: 

A passion for pets. The 2022 recipient of the Dr. Michael Powell Award of Excellence is Dr. Mathieu Paulin, a resident in small animal internal medicine whose research work focuses on hormone-related diseases in dogs. 

Guide helps put the welcome mat out for pets. A collaboration between the University of Saskatchewan (USask) One Health and Wellness office, WCVM adn Royal Canin has led to a new pet-friendly rental housing guide for Saskatoon. 

Pet health research studies gain vital support. Five research teams at the WCVM have received over $93,000 in funding for research projects targeting a variety of health issues and questions in companion animals.

Study targets health of imported dogs. Dogs that have been recently imported into Canada and can be examined by a veterinarian within 30 days of entry can participate in a WCVM study that’s aimed at evaluating the potential animal health and public health risks linked to imported pets.

Blood on the double. A WCVM research team is conducting a research project that’s aimed at finding a more efficient way to conduct blood transfusions in dogs. 

Beloved cat inspires teen’s gift. To honour his cat’s memory, B.C. teenager Charlie Hoffman donated his birthday money to the WCVM’s Companion Animal Health Fund. 

Wanted: golden retrievers. WCVM veterinary ophthalmologists are seeking golden retrievers to take part
in a genetic study of cystic uveal disease or pigmentary uveitis — a blinding eye disease that commonly affects this breed.

Research in print. A roundup of WCVM-related companion animal research articles that have been recently published in peer-reviewed journals.


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