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WCVM opens new equine ICU and foal centre

June 08th, 2017

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 …

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Program links Indigenous students to science

High school students Trinity Johnson and Taylon Chaboyer travelled over 400 kilometres to visit the labs and clinics of the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) as part of the Verna J. Kirkness Science and Engineering Education program from May 8 to 12. The national program offers Indigenous students in Grade 11 the chance to spend a week learning in …

June 02nd, 2017 Full story »

Popplewells

A life-saving gift

It was nearly 20 years ago when Murray and Shirley Popplewell visited the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) for the first time – but it’s a story they still tell. The couple had just witnessed the birth of their first Arabian foal. The foal lay on the ground, its head limp. Beginning to worry, they picked up the baby …

April 17th, 2017 Full story »

Artists bring Indigenous knowledge to WCVM

An ethereal landscape fills a first-floor hallway at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM). At the far left, a bison greets the sunrise. Animals are woven in throughout the tableau, with a sky that turns from day to night in a swirling bloom of colours. The busy corridor — typically full of students taking a break from their work …

April 06th, 2017 Full story »

samantha deamel

Vet students help Equine Expo gallop along

When it comes to the equine care available at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM), clinicians have access to many advanced technologies and tools that allow them to provide cutting edge care. While those who work with them daily are familiar with them, many horse owners don’t get a chance to see these tools in action unless their animal …

January 27th, 2017 Full story »