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Vetavision 2012 memorable for visitors

October 12th, 2012

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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WCVM: the student experience

What does it take to become a veterinary student at the WCVM? If you are accepted, what happens during the four-year Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program? And what kinds of opportunities are available once you graduate from the veterinary college? These questions and more are answered in a new, 12-minute video called WCVM: The Student Experience that was produced …

December 01st, 2011 Full story »

WCVM Veterinary Medical Centre

WCVM rechristens veterinary hospital

The University of Saskatchewan recently approved the name change of the WCVM Veterinary Teaching Hospital to the WCVM Veterinary Medical Centre (VMC). As WCVM Dean Dr. Douglas Freeman explains, the new name better reflects the facility’s overall mandate as a centre of excellence for veterinary education, primary and specialized clinical services and health research in Western Canada. “When the WCVM …

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Science first at SCI-FI VetMed camps

I wanted to become a veterinarian by the time I was nine. At first, I just loved cuddling puppies and kittens — but as I grew older, I became more intrigued by the science behind veterinary medicine. Those links between the science and the profession are exactly what kids participating in the University of Saskatchewan’s SCI-FI VetMed camps at the Western …

September 01st, 2011 Full story »