Western College of Veterinary Medicine

The Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) is a Canadian veterinary school located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. It is a college within the University of Saskatchewan.

Western College of Veterinary Medicine
Established1965; 59 years ago (1965)
AffiliationUniversity of Saskatchewan

52°7′47.37″N 106°37′58.08″W / 52.1298250°N 106.6328000°W / 52.1298250; -106.6328000
Colours    Green & white
NicknameSaskatchewan Huskies

The Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) opened in 1965, with the first veterinarians graduating in 1969. WCVM now serves three western Canadian provinces of British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Manitoba as well as the territories of Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut. These provinces and territories subsidize a select number of seats for students from these areas. Originally, the WCVM also served Alberta but this changed with the establishment of the University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. ALberta consequently pulled funding from the WCVM, which saw the last class of students with dedicated Albertan seats graduate in 2023. International students were briefly admitted into the school, with international veterinary students in the classes of 2025 and 2026.

WCVM was the second of the English-speaking veterinary colleges to be established in Canada.[1]

The college houses the WCVM Veterinary Medical Centre, which comprises both a small animal and a large animal clinic. The clinics serve a dual purpose: providing primary and specialized veterinary services to the public, and being a platform for clinical learning for the veterinary students.

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  1. ^ Frank, J.F.; James-Abra, Erin (2015-02-26). "Canadian Colleges of Veterinary Medicine". The Canadian Encyclopedia (online ed.). Historica Canada.

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