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One very fine bovine vet

February 14th, 2017

A well-known veterinarian whose passion for his work has inspired generations of veterinary students is the 2017 Boehringer Ingelheim WCABP Veterinarian of the Year. Dr. Fritz Schumann, a field service veterinarian with the Western College of Veterinary Medicine’s Veterinary Medical Centre, received the award during the Western Canadian Association of Bovine Practitioners’ annual conference in January. Drs. Brittany Wiese and …

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Anesthesiologists essential to patient care

Rounds, where each patient’s plan for the day is reviewed, begin at 8 a.m. The room is full of scrubs and sneakers and coffees. A dozen fourth-year veterinary students at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) are taking their clinical rotation through anesthesia for four weeks; each has a case plan written up that is presented to the panel …

February 07th, 2017 Full story »

New role pins Thomas to WCVM

Her surgical residency as the Townsend Equine Health Research Fund (TEHRF) fellow has wrapped up, but Dr. Keri Thomas is staying put — and she couldn’t be happier about it. During the last four years, Thomas has learned from large animal surgeons at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) while also navigating her own clinical and research work. Now …

October 25th, 2016 Full story »

WCVM dean to serve as AAVMC president

Dr. Douglas Freeman is set to serve a one-year term as president of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC). Freeman is dean of the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) and is the first dean of a Canadian veterinary college to serve in this role. He was installed as president …

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Muir recognized for outstanding teaching

Neuroscience can be a daunting subject for first-year veterinary students, but with Dr. Gillian Muir at the front of the class, students have nothing to fear. Muir is the Western College of Veterinary Medicine’s 2016 recipient of the Provost’s College Award for Outstanding Teaching. Offered through the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching Effectiveness, this …

May 30th, 2016 Full story »