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Vets find opportunities in entrepreneurship

June 05th, 2015

From veterinarians and award-winning entrepreneurs to land developers and corporate practitioners, Drs. Zenon and Lorraine Forster of Humboldt, Sask., have travelled distinctive career paths since earning their veterinary degrees. Like most young people who enter the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM), Lorraine planned a traditional career as a veterinarian working in a mixed animal practice. But in one of …

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Vets for Pets good medicine for everyone

The man standing in front of Dr. Jane Vermeulen was well groomed, neatly dressed and articulate. When he asked her for a specific flea treatment for his two cats, she assumed he was a staff member from Our Place — an inner-city transition shelter in Victoria, B.C. Our Place is also home base for “Vets for Pets,” a free veterinary clinic …

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Dr. Wayne Burwash accepts the Alberta Horse Industry Distinguished Service Award from HIAA President Jean Kruse. Supplied photo.

Alberta horse industry honours Burwash

Dr. Wayne Burwash, a 1969 graduate of the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM), is the 2015 recipient of the Horse Industry Association of Alberta’s (HIAA) Distinguished Service Award. The longtime Alberta equine veterinarian, who was recognized for his lasting influence and contributions to the equine industry, received the award in early January during the Alberta Horse Breeders and Owners …

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Dr. Wendy McClelland (WCVM '02). Submitted photo.

Focus on quality care, balance breeds success

“Since I was eight years old, surrounded by barn cats, being a vet was all I wanted to be.” Making the 2014 W100 ranking of Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs—a list put together by the editors of PROFIT and Chatelaine magazines— illustrates that Dr. Wendy McClelland, founder and co-owner of Vets To Go, made a wise career choice. To make that …

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Dr. Vadim Pryadko (r) and his friend Anatoly Petruk star in a video aimed at winning the Ukrainian vet a bovine ultrasound.

Ukrainian-Canadian vets YouTube sensations

Written by Alexis Kienlen. Article reposted with permission of Alberta Farmer Express. It started with an online friendship between two cattle veterinarians, and blossomed into a worldwide, viral campaign. Even though he doesn’t speak a word of Ukrainian, Airdrie vet Dr. Cody Creelman (WCVM ’11) was drawn to the online videos of Dr. Vadim Pryadko, who lives in a town …

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