Professor emeritus Dr. Albert Barth (centre) received the SCVMA Professor of the Year Award from Dr. Douglas Freeman and second-year veterinary student Kaitlyn Waddington. Photo: Debra Marshall.

WCVM distributes over $104,000 in awards

More than 450 people gathered together in downtown Saskatoon to celebrate the achievements of students, faculty and staff during the Western College of Veterinary Medicine's 2013 Fall Awards program and White Coat Ceremony on September 27.

During the evening, WCVM Dean Dr. Douglas Freeman announced the winners of more than $104,000 in scholarships and prizes. While the majority of awards were handed out to students in the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) and graduate programs, the awards evening also included several awards for faculty and staff:
    • Jane Rathgeber: Veterinary Technologist Teaching Award
    • Dr. Matthew Loewen: WCVSA Pre-Clinical Professor of the Year Award
    • Dr. Albert Barth: SCVMA Professor of the Year Award
    • Cindy Toy: WCVSA Honorary President Award
    • Dr. Emily Jenkins: Zoetis Animal Health Award for Research Excellence
    • Dr. Matthew Loewen: Zoetis Carl J. Norden Distinguished Teacher Award

First-year veterinary student Paul Bienz celebrates with his wife and young son. Photo: Debra Marshall.

As the evening's finale, the 79 members of the WCVM's Class of 2017 lined up to officially receive their personalized white lab coats and stethoscopes from representatives of national and provincial veterinary medical associations. The annual White Coat Ceremony is an official welcome to the WCVM and to the veterinary profession for the veterinary college's first-year students.

The new students, who will graduate in 2017, come from communities across Western Canada and the northern territories. A commemorative booklet was also distributed to the students and their families as a memento of the special occasion.

Photography (Flickr sets)

2013 WCVM Fall Awards and White Coat Ceremony

2013 WCVM Fall Awards presentations

WCVM Class of 2017 — group photos
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