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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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Vet students living “a dog’s life”

Have you ever wondered what “living a dog’s life” is really like? Well, this summer three students from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine are learning first hand what living a dog’s life entails for free-roaming dogs in Puerto Natales, Chile. As volunteers with Veterinarians Without Borders/Vétérinaires Sans Frontières (VWB/VSF), Andrea Pellegrino, Graham Ellingsen and Rebecca Jackson are participating in …

July 03rd, 2012 Full story »

Susan Mehain and Sandy

Student takes closer look at blastomycosis

With a strong interest in internal medicine, Susan Mehain of North Vancouver, B.C., has been thoroughly enjoying her experience at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM). “It’s great to meet other students who share your interests,” says the veterinary student. “And the opportunity to be around some remarkable clinicians and researchers here is really amazing.” One of Mehain’s favourite …

May 29th, 2012 Full story »

Dr. Ole Nielsne

Former WCVM dean receives U of C honour

Dr. N. Ole Nielsen, former dean of the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM), received the Order of the University of Calgary on May 10 during the university’s spring convocation. Nielsen was honoured for his service to the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Veterinary Medicine as an invaluable and enthusiastic contributor who used his extensive knowledge and diplomacy to engage …

May 11th, 2012 Full story »

Veterinary student Cassie Tompson

Love of animals leads to student’s future

Taxidermy and veterinary medicine may have little in common, but when Cassie Tompson took an aptitude test in her first year of university, her love of animals and attention to detail pointed to a career in the art of preserving animals for display. Instead, she took her aptitude for science and love of animals and is now in her first …

March 28th, 2012 Full story »

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 »