Gift of high-tech horse adds value to WCVM’s teaching program

A group of first-year veterinary students gather around a life-sized black plastic horse, holding up what looks like a large piece of intestine.

WCVM opens new equine ICU and foal centre

A new centre that will allow equine specialists to provide the best possible care for mares and foals and other sick horses is now open at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM).

A life-saving gift

It was nearly 20 years ago when Murray and Shirley Popplewell visited the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) for the first time – but it's a story they still tell.

DuMonts double equine research dollars

Scientists' exciting progress toward solving two common equine health issues has inspired Pat and Mark DuMont to contribute another $300,000 toward equine research at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) over the next three years.

WCVM donor receives philanthropy award

As part of National Philanthropy Day celebrations, the Saskatoon chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals awarded Jacqui Shumiatcher for her decades of generosity to the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) and its students.

Fund helps to relieve therapy cat's pain

Since Clijsters and her feline partner Stosur have come to live at Mark and Karlinda Weiderick's home near Outlook, Sask., the two young cats have transformed the life of the couple's nine-year-old son Peyton.

Couple's fund relieves students' money stress

For many years of his veterinary career, Dr. Jim Smart travelled throughout rural Saskatchewan as a member of the Western College of Veterinary Medicine's (WCVM) Field Service team. As he chatted with the students who accompanied him on the calls, he discovered that many were stressed about money.

Couple donates $300,000 to equine research

A British Columbia couple is investing in the future of equine musculoskeletal research by donating $300,000 toward the establishment of the Mark and Pat DuMont Equine Orthopedics Research Fund at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S).

Comrades honour RCMP police service dog

"Rev" was an RCMP police service dog that spent most of his life protecting and helping people in Western Canada. The dedicated, hard-working German shepherd was close to retirement when tragedy struck last spring: Rev was involved in a car accident near Saskatoon, Sask., and died of his injuries on June 14, 2013.

Love of horses embedded in riding, teaching

Wendy Christoff of Delta, B.C., loves horses. She's been riding since she was eight years old, but the self-proclaimed "horse nut" found her true calling in 1979 when she watched a dressage demonstration by an acclaimed Canadian rider and Olympic competitor.

Nielsen's pottery supports ecosystem health

Dr. Ole Nielsen has always believed that veterinary medicine needs to be concerned with much more than just the health of a few domestic animal species.

Group backs equine health at grassroots level

The Equine Foundation of Canada (EFC) may be small, but in the past four decades, this grassroots group has managed to accomplish great things in support of horse health care in Canada.

EFC’s $120,000 gift supports equine program

The Equine Foundation of Canada (EFC) gave another boost to horse health care in the country with its latest contribution of $120,000 to the Western College of Veterinary Medicine's equine health program.

New clinical tool helps vets save lives

A $20,000 gift from Dr. David Stark — a Saskatoon-based dental specialist in endodontics — has allowed the Western College of Veterinary Medicine's Veterinary Medical Centre (VMC) to purchase a clinical tool that provides critical data about blood coagulation.

Anka, the dog who never lost her smile

Anka bravely fought her cancer for over two years. She never lost her smile through the operations, tests and treatments. And she never lost her unique ability to make every adult and child she met feel special.

Equine health gifts set donors apart

Bob Brickley is an equine rancher who lives near the rural community of Kennedy in the southeast corner of Saskatchewan. Bob and his wife Lois both grew up in the same area, and for decades, their lives have revolved around raising cattle, horses and kids on their place — the Moose Mountain Ranch.

New award uplifting for mature students

The first recipient of the Dr. David Stark Mature Student Award was surprised and grateful to receive the $2,500 scholarship at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine's Fall Awards program on Friday, September 28.

Veterinarian's gift supports profession's future

When Dr. James (Jim) Mailer of Stettler, Alta., passed away on July 20, 2011, he left a generous gift of $200,000 to the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM). The legacy was his way of giving back to the institution that had laid the foundation for his successful and rewarding career as a veterinarian.

Pets leave impression on Edmonton couple

Jim Dobie and his wife Terri Schindel first met while walking their dogs. "I had a golden retriever and Terri had two Welsh springer spaniels – it was kind of a Brady bunch as far as a fused household," Dobie recalls.

"Santa Paws for Pets" backs pet research

For one day every December, Winnipeg veterinarian Dr. Gord Goodridge (WCVM '75) trades in his stethoscope for a red velvet suit and plays Ol' St. Nick at the Centennial Animal Hospital's annual Christmas fundraiser.