Bonnie Chu of Vancouver, B.C., has put her curious mind to use conducting research during veterinary school.
Although Laura Ferguson had always enjoyed being around animals, she was looking at a career in human medicine when she had an “aha moment” that changed her focus.
Perseverance and dedication have led Dr. Lesley Zwicker to her role as the newest board-certified radiologist at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM).
Courtney Orsen was only three years old when she told her parents that she wanted to be a veterinarian, but she has never wavered from that aspiration.
Josh Cousins of Kelowna, B.C., is making the most of both the challenges and the rewards of being a veterinary student.
Calgary student Nicole Sereda has made the most of opportunities available outside the classroom as a student at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM).
As far back as he can remember, Austin Jacobson has wanted to be a veterinarian – just like two other key people in his life.
Imagine you’re a draft horse. The year is 1927 and you spend most of your time hooked up to a plow in the field, burning calories and muscle. You dine primarily on grain. It’s important to keep your energy up because you work hard every day and your family depends on you.
Although WCVM Dean Dr. Douglas Freeman is "deeply disappointed" by the Province of Alberta's decision to withdraw its longtime support of the region's veterinary college, he says the WCVM’s commitment to western Canadians remains firm.
First-year veterinary student Reina Fennell grew up surrounded by trees and ocean on an island in Haida Gwaii, a remote chain of islands on the British Columbia coast.
They call it “The Ride” – a horseback adventure across Western Canada that began with David Nahachewsky’s bucket list, written after his run-in with cancer in 2001.
Madison Logan grew up surrounded by the beauty of Yukon and spent hours with her family enjoying outdoor activities such as snowshoeing, kayaking and playing in glacier-fed lakes.
While most prospective veterinary students feel acceptance into the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) is an offer that they dare not put off, Vanessa Cowan felt it was an offer she had to delay.