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Surgical sage

June 20th, 2020

Veterinary surgeon Dr. Cindy Shmon hopes to help her students see grey in a world that isn’t just black and white. Shmon is the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) 2019-20 recipient of the Provost’s College Award for Outstanding Teaching. The University of Saskatchewan (USask) Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching Effectiveness presents this annual award to one professor from each college …

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Prosthetic leg gives Sookie a second chance

During the week before Christmas in December 2016, Shannon Hamilton and John Kunard’s dog Sookie went missing from their acreage near Shellbrook, Sask. Things didn’t look good for the two-year-old Great Pyrenees, especially when temperatures dipped below -30 degrees Celsius. The couple began checking with neighbours to see if anyone had found Sookie’s body. Then, on Christmas Eve, Hamilton and …

July 06th, 2017 Full story »

Study sets standard for knee assessment

Wearing a knee brace is a simple and easy method to conservatively manage a knee injury in people. But how useful are these orthopedic devices in dogs that injure their knee joints? “Right now, there’s no peer-reviewed research that actually shows they work even though there are a lot of claims that they do,” says Dr. Rhea Plesman, a small …

July 17th, 2012 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 …

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