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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pfizer Animal Health has invested $20,000 in a new University of Saskatchewan program that will help to train the next generation of health professionals in the concept of One Health.
Another organization on her regular volunteer list is the University of British Columbia's Crane Library that records materials primarily for visually-impaired students as well as for others.