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Veterinary surgery life-long calling

July 06th, 2017

Like many veterinarians, Dr. Koji Aoki always knew what career path he wanted to follow. However, unlike most other vets, he had two very important mentors throughout his entire life – his mother and father, who are both veterinarians in Fukuoka, Japan. He grew up surrounded by pets – up to six Chihuahuas at a time – and Aoki’s older …

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Genetic mutation in labs identified

Researchers at the University of Saskatchewan’s Western College of Veterinary Medicine and the University of Minnesota’s College of Veterinary Medicine have identified a genetic mutation in Labrador retriever dogs that is highly associated with exercise-induced collapse (EIC) syndrome. The findings published this week in Nature Genetics are expected to help dog breeders gradually reduce the number of Labradors with the …

September 25th, 2008 Full story »

Police dog participates in WCVM research

Utah has helped to track and capture hundreds of criminals during his career with the Winnipeg City Police. Now, the Belgian Malinois is performing another public service by taking part in research at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine and helping other dogs that are diagnosed with degenerative lumbosacral stenosis (DLSS). DLSS is a degenerative condition in large breed dogs …

December 01st, 2006 Full story »

Dr. Cindy Shmon receives CVMA award

Dr. Cindy Shmon, a small animal surgical specialist in WCVM’s Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, is the recipient of the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association’s Small Animal Practitioner Award for 2006. The award was presented in July during CVMA’s annual conference in St. John’s, Nfld. Shmon, a 1984 graduate of the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, joined the college’s faculty …

October 12th, 2006 Full story »