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Vet Topics (Summer 2023) now online

July 17th, 2023

The Summer 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. This issue includes the following stories: A rare reaction for a rare cat. A cat named Bart experienced side effects after receiving his annual vaccinations, but as a WCVM veterinarian explains, potential post-vaccination …

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Oncologist targets cancer challenges

Growing up around dogs, cats, turtles and chickens at his family’s home in Japan, Dr. Arata Matsuyama (DVM, PhD) knew from a very early age that he wanted to work with animals in veterinary medicine. But what wasn’t part of Matsuyama’s initial plan was devoting himself to studying cancer in companion animals — a decision that eventually brought him to …

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Healthy dogs, healthy communities

Over $149,000 in funding from the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF) is helping University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers from multiple disciplines provide support to Saskatchewan communities that are experiencing challenges with dogs. The SHRF-funded research project uses a One Health approach to study human-dog relationships and circumstances surrounding aggressive dog-human encounters such as dog bites. With this approach, researchers explore …

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Beloved cat inspires teen’s gift

Percy Jackson was an affectionate, snuggly kitten who immediately bonded with his new owner Charlie Hoffman. The ragdoll cat was an important support for Hoffman, a 14-year-old high school student, who needed support to deal with anxiety and symptoms of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). “I wasn’t having the greatest time in school, and so I got Percy to help me …

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WCVM scientist seeks imported dogs

A veterinary researcher at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) is hoping to connect with pet owners or canine rescue organizations that have recently imported dogs into Canada or plan to bring animals into the country. “We’re asking that when the dog [comes] into Canada — if you know the date — contact us early so that we can arrange things,” says …

February 18th, 2023 Full story »

Vet Topics (Winter 2023) now online

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 …

February 14th, 2023 Full story »