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Veterinary team key at Canadian Challenge

July 04th, 2017

As mushers pulled their teams into checkpoints along the 394-kilometre course of this year’s Canadian Challenge Sled Dog Race in northern Saskatchewan, one group they could always count on for help and advice was a small team of veterinarians and students. Members of that team included volunteers from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM): Drs. Kate Robinson and Romany …

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Students build community with dog houses

Roberta Charles stands behind the dog house she built and painted by hand in her Grade 10 carpentry course at Senator Myles Venne School in La Ronge, Sask. The house is painted pink and the bold writing on its side really pops. While this house won’t go home with her – her family’s dog already has a house – it’s …

June 29th, 2017 Full story »

La Ronge veterinary clinic a success

The Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) is dedicated to making a difference for animals and their owners in a community where the closest veterinarian is 250-kilometres away. Pet owners from La Ronge, Sask. and other surrounding communities brought a record 186 animals to the college’s spay, neuter and wellness clinic in May 2017, which was run by the WCVM …

June 28th, 2017 Full story »

Co-operation key to CWHC’s 25-year success

It’s a rare person who looks upon research on rats – the unwelcome kind – as the study of urban wildlife. But that’s an example of what distinguishes the work of the Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative (CWHC), which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. The Vancouver Rat Project is led by Dr. Chelsea Himsworth, a diagnostic pathologist and the CWHC’s …

June 14th, 2017 Full story »

WCVM opens new equine ICU and foal centre

A new centre that will allow equine specialists to provide the best possible care for mares and foals and other sick horses is now open at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM). The new Rae-Dawn Arabians Equine Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and Foal Centre was made possible by a generous gift from Murray and Shirley Popplewell, who are long-time …

June 08th, 2017 Full story »