- Small deadly parasite emerging in Canada’s North
Harsh terrain and brutally cold temperatures are not the only dilemmas that Arctic dwellers face. Dr. Emily Jenkins and her team of researchers at the WCVM have identified parasites in the gastrointestinal tract of carnivores from northern Canada as Echinococcus spp., a small tapeworm no larger than a mustard seed. Despite its miniscule size, this parasite is extremely dangerous.
- WCVM grad awarded for animal welfare work
Manitoba veterinarian Dr. Jonas Watson (WCVM ’06) has made philanthropy a priority throughout his veterinary career, and these acts of service earned him the World Veterinary Association’s 2019 Animal Welfare Award.
- Fund receives legacy gift from Saskatoon vet
The WCVM’s Companion Animal Health Fund (CAHF) received a significant legacy gift from the estate of Dr. Michael Powell, a beloved small animal veterinarian who served the Saskatoon community for 35 years.
- First veterinary class celebrates 50 years
This spring, members of the WCVM Class of 1969 celebrated the 50th anniversary of their graduation with a class reunion. The veterinary alumni were special guests at this spring’s University of Saskatchewan convocation ceremonies and participated in the WCVM evening awards banquet where the Class of 2019 — members of the college’s 50th class — celebrated their own graduation.
- WCVM opens Canada’s first PET-CT unit for animals
This year Western Canada’s regional veterinary college became home to Canada’s only PET-CT unit dedicated to clinical use in animals as well as for animal-human research studies. The WCVM celebrated the official opening of the Allard-Roozen Imaging Suite on June 7, 2019. The suite’s construction and purchase of the PET-CT scanner was made possible by a $2.5-million donation from Cathy Roozen, an Alberta businesswoman and philanthropist.