University of Saskatchewan News


Dr. Romany Pinto and rehab patient Rose.

Pets get physio

January 23, 2015

In the basement of the Small Animal Clinic in the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM), Dr. Romany Pinto is working with Kaibo, a brown toy poodle with hip and knee problems.

Members of Tuffy’s clinical team (from left): Dr. Sara Higgins, Dr. Fernando Marqués, Dr. Chris Clark and Trinita Barboza. Photo: Christina Weese.

Horse healers

January 13, 2015

Tuffy, an 18-year-old Appaloosa gelding, was in pretty bad shape when he arrived at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine’s Veterinary Medical Centre in Saskatoon late one October night.

Left to right: Anapaula Campos, Jenna Schmitt and Kellyana Quattrini.

Mercury-free research

January 9, 2015

Research by three students in the U of S College of Dentistry may lead to a new mercury-free material for filling teeth.

The Western College of Veterinary Medicine once again has access to its tilt table, a hydraulic device
that makes hoof trimming and other procedures safe and efficient.

Tipping cows

November 7, 2014

It’s October and veterinarian Dr. Chris Clark is looking forward to tipping cows again.

Psychology student Brittany Arsenault plays while Dylan McInnes, a computer science
student, sings at a piano recently installed under the ramp in the main entrance of the Arts Building.

Melody makers

October 27, 2014

When College of Arts and Science Dean Peter Stoicheff got the idea to put a musical instrument in the main entry of the Arts Building for all to play, he didn’t realize it would turn out to be quite so grand—Heintzman baby grand, that is.

The Western College of Veterinary Medicine set up a four-day spay and neuter clinic in La Ronge for local feline and canine patients.

Community clinic for pets

October 24, 2014

Out on the hockey rink’s cement surface, a masked, blue-gowned veterinary student carefully unwraps a package of sterile surgery equipment. A veterinarian, also in surgical scrubs, gives her directions. Six identical tables are prepped and waiting for their feline and canine patients.

Ernie Barber, interim provost and vice-president academic

School of Public Health moving on

October 14, 2014

An academic review of the university’s School of Public Health will soon get underway, fulfilling one of three commitments made to the unit in July by Interim Provost and Vice-President Academic Ernie Barber.

Run Cuming, professor in the College of Law and master teacher.

Lessons in law

October 9, 2014

Ron Cuming began his career as a professor at the College of Law 48 years ago, before many of us were born, but his teaching techniques are anything but old school.

The people of Alelayli, Tanzania, some of whom are seen here in a photo by Pammla Petrucka, will benefit from an integrated One Health clinic in their community.

U of S team part of creating inaugural One Health clinic

October 2, 2014

Faculty members from the university’s College of Nursing and Western College of Veterinary Medicine are part of a team working with the Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology to establish a One Health clinic in Tanzania.