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Pets bond Gibbs’ work and life

August 18th, 2014

Dr. Brian Gibbs’ decision to become a veterinarian was greatly influenced by one person: his grandmother. “She was probably the last person in Saskatoon to raise chickens and sell eggs,” says Gibbs. “And when I was a kid, I used to catch the city bus over to her place on Friday nights and spend the weekend helping her. I’d look …

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Dr. Sarah Boston and her dog Rumble. Photo: Krystle Radlinski, Verve Photography.

WCVM grad’s book recounts cancer battle

Dr. Sarah Boston, a graduate of the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM), returned to her former hometown of Saskatoon and her alma mater to talk about her new book — Lucky Dog: How Being a Veterinarian Saved My Life. Saskatoon’s McNally Robinson Bookstore hosted Boston’s public book reading and signing on June 26. Boston also gave a talk at the …

June 23rd, 2014 Full story »

Dr. Melissa Meachem

Clinical pathology career a custom fit

Originally from Spruce Grove, Alta., Dr. Melissa Meachem grew up among all kinds of animals ranging from the family dog to the cows, horses and sheep at her grandparents’ farm. But the thought of a career as a veterinarian never entered her mind until her second year of undergraduate studies at the University of Alberta (U of A). “I studied …

September 19th, 2012 Full story »

Dr. Romany Pinto and Timber

June Conference makes successful return

More than 120 veterinarians from Western Canada and even further afield helped to make the Western College of Veterinary Medicine’s 2012 June Conference a success. The veterinary college’s traditional conference, which has been on hiatus for the past eight years, returned with a relaxing, folksy flavour that organizers hoped would appeal to WCVM alumni. While the three-day event delivered high-calibre …

June 27th, 2012 Full story »

Kate Winsit

Vetset Kate Winsit . . . wins it!

For Alberta veterinarian Dr. Elly Holowaychuk, it was a complete surprise to hear that her “little Canuck” — Vetset Kate Winsit — had won Best of Variety: Poodle (Standard) at this year’s prestigious Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City’s Madison Square Gardens. “I never thought that would happen to me. It’s a bit like the Academy Awards …

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Veterinary medicine a family passion

“Veterinary medicine is a passion for me: my work makes my life whole and gives me purpose,” says Dr. Eiltie (Elly) Holowaychuk. “I like nothing better than making a client’s day – having that miracle that we’re always looking for actually happen.” That passion along with a firm belief in hard work has been the driving force behind the career …

April 04th, 2012 Full story »

WCVM graduate earns animal welfare award

Dr. Carol Morgan’s (WCVM ’88) efforts to improve the lives of animals have stemmed from an interest that’s been a part of her life as long as she can remember. “I remember always being interested in animals and always wanting to be around them,” says Morgan, a veterinarian based in Victoria, B.C. “I think that I was just born this …

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