Campus Drive 52
S7N 5B4 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Canada
University of Saskatchewan, Western College of Veterinary Medicine
Recognition status :
AVBC Australian Veterinary Boards Council Inc.
AVMA American Veterinary Medical Association
CVMA Canadian Veterinary Medical Association
RCVS Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
VCNZ Veterinary Council of New Zealand
The WCVM was established in 1964 with the first class entering in 1965. We are truly a regional institution serving the veterinary medical educational and research needs of the four western provinces of Canada. Our undergraduate veterinary students come from the provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia. The enrollment quota for each province is based on an Interprovincial Agreement between those four western provinces and the University of Saskatchewan. The Western College of Veterinary Medicine meets its responsibilities in three major areas; education, research, and service. Education, the primary function, embraces undergraduate teaching in veterinary medicine and related disciplines. Formal graduate study toward M.Sc. or Ph.D. degrees or diplomas, and residency training programs are becoming increasingly important. Additionally, as in many fields, rapid advances in knowledge and techniques necessitate continuing education programs for the graduate veterinarian; this is a recently recognized addition to the educational function of universities. Research supports the teaching program and at the same time exploits the potential of the highly trained staff. Research contributes to the advancement of science and the solving of health problems of man and animals. A variety of services are provided, which aid the practicing veterinarian and thus ultimately the animal owner while yielding necessary teaching material and practical experience for students. These include a veterinary farm practice, clinics, laboratory diagnostic and extension services.