Scientists strive to revive Canada’s wood bison herds

Straddling the boundary between northern Alberta and the southernmost tip of the Northwest Territories lies Wood Buffalo National Park, the widest-reaching patch of federally-protected wilderness in all of Canada.

Moya targets better welfare, productivity balance for beef cattle

In January, the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) will welcome its new beef cattle ethologist — Dr. Diego Moya — to the college’s team of large animal specialists.

The world’s most expensive pig disease

For pig producers around the world, porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) is one of the most economically devastating and dreaded diseases.

From epidemics to Olympics

Hearing Steven Jones describe his time working with highly contagious deadly diseases, it almost sounds like he’s walking you through a scene from a blockbuster film.

Animal protection act change will clarify veterinarian’s role

Saskatchewan will soon join six other Canadian provinces that require veterinarians to report suspected animal neglect or abuse to animal protection agencies.

Sask. SPCA recognizes WCVM alumnus

At The Link Conference on September 21, 2017, the Saskatchewan SPCA presented the Phil and Muriel Baines Humanitarian Award to Dr. Ernest Olfert. He was recognized for his contributions to animal welfare in Saskatchewan and across Canada.

U of S student’s video tweet wins CFI contest

Arinjay Banerjee, a PhD candidate in the Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan, has been chosen as a winner in the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) #IAmInnovation Twitter contest.

Ag honours

Researchers and staff members from the U of S College of Agriculture and Bioresources will be named to the Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame (SAHF) later this year.

New treatment for pets’ cancer appeals to owners

The Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) is now offering a new treatment option for pets with certain types of cancer.

Our five favourite stories from 2017

As 2017 comes to an end, we’re remembering some of the great stories that came from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) this year.

Sled dog storybook raises dollars for northern clinics

A Saskatoon group called Happy Leopard Chapbooks has found a unique way to raise money for a cause close to their hearts while having fun at the same time.

Moving forward with sheep dewormer resistance

What will sheep farmers do when the dewormers they’ve been using for years are no longer working?

Vet school facilitates friendship

Brigitte Hautcouer of Regina, Sask. and Robyn Trischuk, of Prince Albert, Sask. became fast friends at veterinary school.