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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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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 »

Leadership lessons at the OHLE

Have you ever looked in the mirror while brushing your teeth at night and asked yourself if you did the best you could do that day? That’s one daily habit David Dubé uses to keep himself accountable. Dubé, who is a member of the University of Saskatchewan’s Board of Governors and CEO of the Saskatoon-based Concorde Group, spoke to students …

August 30th, 2016 Full story »

Riders take their horses on a trail ride in Grasswood Horse Park. Submitted photo.

Park “field of dreams” for horse enthusiasts

Three years ago local horse enthusiasts Charlene Dalen-Brown and Colleen Kellett found they were quickly running out of safe places to ride in their community of Grasswood, south of Saskatoon, Sask. “It is in an area that is getting heavily developed, but there were a lot of horse owners out there before that [expansion],” say Kellett. “With all this development, …

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Dr. Ole Nielsen with some of his handmade pottery. Photo courtesy of Dr. Nielsen.

Nielsen’s pottery supports ecosystem health

Dr. Ole Nielsen has always believed that veterinary medicine needs to be concerned with much more than just the health of a few domestic animal species. Now the retired veterinary pathologist and former veterinary college dean is hoping that his pottery skills can help to advance that belief. For the past several years, Nielsen has been donating his pottery sales …

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