Photo essay: Veterinarians in the North

In May 2016, students from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM)—along with their supervisors and volunteers from across Saskatchewan—spent a weekend in La Ronge, Sask., conducting wellness clinics and spaying and neutering pets in the community.

With the closest veterinarian living 250 kilometres away, this northern community was missing access to essential veterinary services. That situation changed in 2014, when members of the community teamed up with WCVM and Northern Animal Rescue (NAR) to offer a three-day, bi-annual remote clinic to the town and surrounding area.

Caitlin Taylor of Saskatoon, Sask., WCVM’s summer research communications intern, documented the clinic’s activities over the course of the weekend, held at La Ronge's Mel Hegland Uniplex.. Click on the image to view her photo essay.

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