Science background provides perfect basis for veterinary medicine

Bonnie Chu of Vancouver, B.C., has put her curious mind to use conducting research during veterinary school.

Veterinary career natural progression for Manitoba student

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.

Teamwork important for WCVM radiologist

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).

Childhood goal becomes reality for Sask. student

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.

B.C. student finds reward in vet school

Josh Cousins of Kelowna, B.C., is making the most of both the challenges and the rewards of being a veterinary student.

Possibilities take flight for WCVM 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).

First-year student to become third-generation vet in family

As far back as he can remember, Austin Jacobson has wanted to be a veterinarian – just like two other key people in his life.

Reining in equine obesity

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.

Alberta government’s decision to end 54-year partnership with WCVM disappointing

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. 

Island upbringing inspired student's love of animals

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.

Long ride fulfils lasting dream

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.

A love for nature led student to veterinary medicine

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.

Cowan takes road less taken toward veterinary career

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.