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Event features global One Health experts

August 16th, 2017

The U of S One Health Leadership Experience (OHLE) is a three-day event that provides opportunities for health science students to learn more about One Health from some of the world’s leading experts in the field. It’s also the ideal chance for students to meet and explore ways in which health professionals can work together toward the goals of One …

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Student connects with vets across Canada

On her cross-country travels to Vancouver Island, externship blogger Roxana Lelewski visited a number of veterinary practices from Ontario to B.C. Here’s who she met along the way … First stop, the Northwestern Veterinary Hospital in Thunder Bay, Ont. Dr. Calli Thompson graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) in 2009 and now practices and is a business partner at Northwestern Veterinary …

August 01st, 2017 Full story »

Sookie’s second chance

During the week before Christmas in December 2016, Shannon Hamilton and John Kunard’s dog Sookie went missing from their acreage near Shellbrook, Sask. Things didn’t look good for the two-year-old Great Pyrenees, especially when temperatures dipped below -30 degrees Celsius. The couple began checking with neighbours to see if anyone had found Sookie’s body. Then, on Christmas Eve, Hamilton and …

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Digital access makes textbooks open to all

Dr. Marion Jackson scrolls through digital images of blood, fluids, and fine needle aspirates obtained from clinical cases seen at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine’s Veterinary Medical Centre and from private practices. The samples have been submitted to Prairie Diagnostic Services Inc., a rich source of teaching materials. The veterinary clinical pathologist is deciding which images meet the standard …

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Federal funds for livestock research centre

 A $4.47-million investment by the Government of Canada was announced on May 26 at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) to support the planned construction of the university’s Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence (LFCE). The money is being allocated to the university through a partnership with the Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association (SCA) — the initial recipient of the federal …

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