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Camp promotes healthy habits

June 27th, 2014

Over 110 elementary students got a healthy start to their day when they visited the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) for the One Health Healthy Food Camp on June 10. Students in Grades 4, 5 and 6 at Saskatoon’s Brunskill and Greystone Heights Schools attended the morning camp that included four stations filled with information, games and hands-on activities. …

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Dr. Colleen Dell's therapy dog Annabelle shows off her skateboarding skills during the One Health Kids Camp. Photos: Sarah Figley.
WCVM ophthalmologists will offer free eye exams to certified service animals in May. Photo: Christina Weese.

Service dogs earn free eye exams at WCVM

Veterinary ophthalmologists at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine’s Veterinary Medical Centre (VMC) are participating in an annual North American program that offers free eye examinations for service animals during the month of May. The program, which is operated by the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO), honours service animals that are used as guides, handicapped assistance, detection, military, search …

March 13th, 2014 Full story »

Zoonotic disease expert to speak at WCVM

Dr. Scott Weese of the University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College will be talking about links between pets, zoonotic diseases and animal and public health during a noon-hour presentation at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) in early December. Weese is an associate professor in the OVC’s Department of Pathobiology and a public health and zoonotic disease microbiologist for …

November 29th, 2012 Full story »

Vetavision 2012 memorable for visitors

Warm fall weather, animals, interactive displays and enthusiastic veterinary students combined to make this year’s Vetavision a memorable experience for the thousands of people who visited the Western College of Veterinary Medicine’s open house from September 20 to 23. “Many people loved all of the demonstrations and speakers throughout the four days. When people arrived, they would ask right away …

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Dr. Romany Pinto and Timber

June Conference makes successful return

More than 120 veterinarians from Western Canada and even further afield helped to make the Western College of Veterinary Medicine’s 2012 June Conference a success. The veterinary college’s traditional conference, which has been on hiatus for the past eight years, returned with a relaxing, folksy flavour that organizers hoped would appeal to WCVM alumni. While the three-day event delivered high-calibre …

June 27th, 2012 Full story »

Visitors go behind the scenes at WCVM centre

More than 120 people gained a behind-the-scenes look at animal health care during an open house at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine’s Veterinary Medical Centre (VMC) on February 17. During the afternoon event, VMC staff and veterinary students led visitors through the facility’s Large Animal and Small Animal Clinics including stops in the centre’s veterinary dental suite, the medical …

March 01st, 2012 Full story »