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

Although Western College of Veterinary Medicine 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.

Northern B.C. clinic home for WCVM graduates

The Dawson Creek Veterinary Clinic is a busy mixed animal practice in British Columbia’s northeast Peace River region, just across the provincial boundary from Alberta.

Recent veterinary grads find niches in higher learning

Before Dr. Kathleen Ma of Burnaby, B.C., was even aware of it, she was headed for a career in laboratory animal medicine. Now she’s taking the final step of the journey — a tri-institute residency in Manhattan, N.Y., that will eventually lead to board certification in the veterinary specialty.

Vet student goes from backcountry to books

When Mattie Smith opened her letter of acceptance from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) in June, she was fencing on her boss’s farm – just another day in the office for a wrangler at Tonquin Valley Backcountry Lodge near Jasper, Alta.

Fund helps blue heeler hero heal

One small dog against 14 angry bulls doesn't sound like good odds. But that didn't stop Jango the blue heeler from jumping in to protect his owner.

Sookie's second chance

During the week before Christmas in December 2016, Shannon Hamilton and John Kunard's dog Sookie went missing from their acreage near Shellbrook, Sask.

La Ronge veterinary clinic a success

The Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) is dedicated to making a difference for animals and their owners in a community where the closest veterinarian is 250 kilometres away.

Volunteering leads Manitoba student to vet school

Chris Rampersad of Winnipeg, Man., always knew he wanted a career in a caring profession. By volunteering and working with a variety of institutions and initiatives in Canada and overseas, he thinks he’s found what he was looking for.

Gamble doubles down on campus collaboration

There’s collaboration, and then there’s collaboration on the scale that Dr. Jonathan Gamble and his team are working on.