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posted: Wednesday May 31, 2017
Wanted: Locum or part-time veterinarian wanted for 1 week a month or 2-3 days per week. Mixed or small animal practitioners welcome. Clinic is equipped with digital radiology, dental cart, Vet ABC and Vetscan blood machines.
Contact: Marie Slipiec, Yorkton Animal Health Centre: Ph: (306) 782-6620

Veterinarians Required


Earl Grey

posted: Thursday March 30, 2017
Earl Grey Veterinary Services is accepting applications for a full time veterinarian to join our growing mixed practice (65%small/35%large) immediately. Clinic is located in the small friendly community village of Earl Grey, about 35 minutes from Regina.

We are a progressive practice looking for someone to join our supportive and dynamic team. New graduates are welcome to apply. We offer paid CE allowance, paid association fees, group health benefits, insurance and a clinic vehicle on top of a competitive wage, and attractive on-call incentives and employee discounts! We currently have a complete in-house lab, digital radiography, equine power float, laser therapy and ultrasonic dental equipment.

Are you an energetic team player? Do you have superior communication skills and a passion for veterinary medicine? Do you want a rewarding career in a small rural community that you can call home? You will want to manage and run your own clinic one day, why not get started and take the first step now. Call me and I can explain how to do this.
Dr Debbie Hupka-Butz Earl Grey Veterinary Services 109 Assiniboia Avenue Earl Grey, Sask. Phone 306 939 2264 Email:


posted: Monday May 1, 2017
Full time veterinarian wanted for a Kelvington practice located 2 1/2 hrs from Regina, Saskatoon, and Prince Albert.
Practice is 50% large, 50% small. The clinic is owned by 5 Rural Municipalities. Clinic is operational and RENT FREE. Kelvington is a charming rural town of 900, offering K-12 schools, a new hospital (4 doctors), senior care home and lodging, SARBI (brain injury), STARS and ambulance services. This largely agricultural area has plenty of recreation facilities, skating and curling rinks, bowling alley, a 9-hole golf course, swimming pool, walking trail, recreational hall, an auction market(animals), and an RCMP station. Within a half hour drive, there are a provincial park and lake, 3 recreational lakes, fishing, cross -country ski trail, ATV and toboggan machine trails, and hunting.

Please contact Stan Elmy at (306) 327-4890 or (306) 327-8032, or email


posted: Tuesday June 13, 2017
We might fit the lifestyle you want...

Come home from a satisfying day of practice with the Aurora Borealis highlighting the forest above your house in the winter. Take off on a perfect summer afternoon and take a hike or paddle in one of the beautiful lakes. Every outdoor activity you might love. Come work at the mixed animal practice voted Best Business in 2016 & 2017 and recipient of the Community Involvement Award, in a smaller city that has many of the benefits of a larger one; Melfort, Saskatchewan. A clinic that prides itself on care and great medicine, we have room for a vet to grow with us. Full or part time positions available to suit the needs of life outside of practice.

Staff discounts, medical, CE and scrub allowances, personal growth education, lifestyle flexibility. Salary commensurate with experience and ability.

About us: a rural practice; new construction, fully equipped, paperless, tech savvy, fast-paced clinic with alternative and conventional medicine. We have a team of upbeat individuals who pride themselves in the care and service that we provide. We are located a short drive from the largest center in Saskatchewan and the home of the Western College of Veterinary Medicine.
Contact Janine Kernaleguen RVT VPM at


posted: Monday May 29, 2017
We are seeking a great team member! Part time or full time veterinarian position open for the candidate who seeks to be part of a team of exceptional and abundant support staff (our staff enjoy monthly potlucks!) in a mixed animal practice that excels at being forward-thinking, technologically advanced and fully progressive.

Interested in mentorship with a flexible on call schedule? Perhaps it’s every third weekend on call and a few nights a month (or you can take more as compensation is paid for all calls seen outside of regular business hours). Low after hours call volume exists (average 3 to 5 calls per week!) in mixed animal practice (65 % SA and 35% LA)

We have an amazing newly built facility with in house DR xray (portable unit for all animals), DR dental xray and full dental cart, In house lab for CBC, CHEM and more (fructosamine, phenobarb etc). The majority of LA obstetrical cases are handled in clinic.

There is the potential to earn more than $80 000 per annum with paid licensing fees, continuing education allowance, group insurance plan (health, life and disability), staff discounts and more! We are also willing to assist with relocation costs.

Melville is a great, growing community with ample opportunities for family members to seek employment, play (regional and provincial parks are not far away, lots of kid and adult activities and sports) and enjoy life outside of work! This is not small town living and this is not your typical rural mixed animal practice!
Please call Dr Deana Schenher at 306-728-2633 for more information! Visit and check us out! We are also on Facebook and twitter!

Moose Jaw

posted: Tuesday May 16, 2017
Bellamy Harrison Animal Hospital is seeking to hire a 6th fulltime veterinarian in our exclusively small animal practice. New grads or seasoned veterinarian’s applications will be welcomed. We are a progressive practice utilizing the latest technologies. The practice is equipped with an in house laboratory, digital radiography, dental radiography, high speed dental unit and ultrasound. We are staffed by 3 veterinary technicians, 1 veterinary assistant, 2 receptionists and 5 veterinarians. We offer an above average salary, paid continuing education, licensing fees, and insurance. BHAH takes great pride in offering exceptional care, focused on client satisfaction in a friendly enjoyable work environment. Check us out by visiting our website at be sure to check out the video section. BHAH produces the JLY informational video series featured by WDDC, SVMA and the CVMA. You can also get some great insight into practice by viewing our Facebook page at .
Please call Bob Bellamy 306-694-1639 or email

Redvers, Kipling and Carlyle

posted: Wednesday June 21, 2017
Head for the Hills Veterinary Health Services is looking for veterinarians to join our team in Southeastern Saskatchewan. With locations in Redvers, Kipling and Carlyle, Head for the Hills can provide the successful applicant with attractive on call scheduling, and cases that appeal to that veterinarian’s interests. Our location near Saskatchewan’s Moose Mountain Provincial Park and Lake Resort provides summer and winter recreation, and is a beautiful place to live!

Every location has excellent, friendly support staff. The facilities have on-site laboratory equipment, digital radiology equipment, isolation wards, and modern handling equipment. The position would be a flexible mixture of small and large animal work with a competitive salary and benefits. For more information on our three clinic locations and services please contact us.
Contact Information: Dr. C. Ewert Hill DVM Phone: (306)452-7867 Email:


posted: Monday June 19, 2017
Sherwood Animal Clinic in Regina, Saskatchewan is currently looking to hire a mixed animal practitioner. New grads are welcome.

Sherwood Animal Clinic is 60% companion animal, 35% equine, 5% bovine. The clinic is fully computerized with digital dental and portable x-ray, Ultrasound and endoscopy with in house lab for CBC, chemistry, fibrinogen, PTT, etc. Licensure and CE is paid by the clinic, on call schedule is shared between veterinarians.
If you are looking for a fun, enthusiastic work environment with great mentorship, please apply to Sherwood Animal Clinic, attention Dr Larry Hanson, 306-525-3763


posted: Monday May 29, 2017
Airport Animal Hospital is an AAHA accredited hospital seeking a veterinarian to join our fast-paced companion animal practice. We are looking for an enthusiastic team player who embodies our vision, "We care for you like family" by helping create a welcoming, stress-free environment for our patients and clients. While providing exceptional patient care and customer service, we work together in a positive, approachable, supportive, and respectful way. We are fully equipped with digital x-ray, digital dental x-ray, digital lab equipment, surgical laser, therapy laser, ultrasound, ultrasonic dental unit and have transitioned to electronic medical records.

Benefits include a great health/dental plan, paid license dues, continuing education, team discounts on services and products, RRSP plan and scrub allowance. Salary is commensurate with experience.
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Cheryl Holtz, 4645 Rae Street, Regina, Saskatchewan, S4S 6K6, or by email: For additional information about our hospital, please visit our website at or check us out on facebook. We look forward to you joining our team!


posted: Friday May 5, 2017
Proud to Make a Difference!

Saskatchewan’s largest non-profit, open admission shelter, leading with progressive spay/neuter, adoption, foster care and animal protection programs, is looking for a temporary full-time Associate Veterinarian. Part-time hours may also be considered. This is a fabulous opportunity for a dedicated veterinarian to join our lifesaving team to make a difference for homeless, abused and neglected animals.

The ideal candidate will possess shelter medicine background with strong herd management skills to support Western Canada’s newest and most rapidly growing shelter hospital. It is the first shelter hospital in the province of Saskatchewan offering in house shelter animal care, high volume sterilization clinic and partnering with the city of Regina to offer a subsidized sterilization program.

We offer regular weekday hours with significant technician support, no after-hours emergencies and limited client contact. We provide a significant community service to reduce the overpopulation of unwanted pets and improve their welfare in our community. Competitive salary, comprehensive medical, dental and vision care benefits package, continuing education, dues and uniform allowance are provided.
Contact: Dr Katherine Ball, Interim Director of Veterinary Care, Regina Humane Society Phone: 1-306-543-6363 ext 233. Email:


posted: Thursday April 13, 2017
We are a six veterinarian small animal practice looking for a full or part time veterinarian to join our team. The position would begin as a maternity leave and likely to continue as a permanent position. Our paperless clinic is well equipped with digital radiography, digital dental radiography, therapeutic and surgical lasers, in clinic lab, ultrasonography and Tonovet. We strive to provide the best in patient care and client service in a great work environment. Compensation is very competitive and no after hour on call is required.
Please send your resume to Dr Denita Shtuka at


posted: Thursday April 6, 2017
Are you looking for a clinic that shares your passion for high quality veterinary care?

The Animal Clinic of Regina is eager to welcome a full time, small animal veterinarian to our ever growing team. We are an established clinic close to downtown Regina and we take pride in our great patients, clients and staff. We are able to provide high quality patient care with our fully equipped in-house lab, digital radiography, ultrasonography and laparoscopy.

Our walk in policy keeps everyone on their toes and gives our veterinarians the opportunity to fully utilize their knowledge and skills, making this an ideal position for new graduates and experienced veterinarians alike. Benefits include a competitive salary, group medical coverage, valuable staff discounts, no emergency or on call hours, and management that actively promotes the wellness of its team members!
Email your resume to or mail it to: Attention Dr Lesley Sawa, Animal Clinic of Regina, 1800 Garnet Street, Regina, SK, S4T 2Z2.


posted: Thursday June 15, 2017
The Department of Veterinary Pathology at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications from academically qualified veterinarians AND FINAL YEAR VETERINARY STUDENTS for a three-year MSc with residency in anatomic or clinical pathology.
E-mail: (Graduate chair) OR: (Program Coordinator)


posted: Wednesday June 7, 2017
Our veterinary clinic is looking for new team member. We are now accepting applications for a small animal veterinarian to join our team in the Saskatoon area. By providing our veterinarians with the most up-to-date tools and in-house diagnostic capabilities, and a great support team, we are able to offer our patients excellent veterinary care. Full in-house laboratory, well equipped dental with digital radiography, digital radiography and ultrasound.

Personal and professional growth are very important to us and encouraged. Compensation is commensurate with experience and includes production bonuses and CE allowance.
Please forward your cv / application to


posted: Monday May 1, 2017
The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, Western College of Veterinary Medicine seeks applications for three, 12 month term (with potential for renewal), full time veterinarians in the Veterinary Emergency Medicine service beginning July 1, 2017. Applicants must possess a DVM or equivalent degree and be eligible for licensure to practice veterinary medicine in Saskatchewan. A rotating internship is required and advanced formal training in Emergency medicine and/or Critical care is preferred. Responsibilities include provision of quality and timely emergency care to client-owned animals presenting to the Veterinary Medical Centre on an emergency or urgent basis; after-hours duties; management of the emergency service in partnership with faculty members, colleagues and technical staff with dedication to the quality development of the emergency service and learning environment. Salary range $61,618 to $129,736, salary will reflect post-DVM training and experience. The position comes with a comprehensive benefits package, which includes pension plan, life insurance, sick leave, travel insurance, death benefit, dental plan, extended health and vision care plan, employee assistance program and flexible health and wellness spending program.


posted: Friday March 31, 2017
Watrous Animal Hospital is looking for a qualified Veterinarian to fill a part-time mixed animal practitioner position for January 2017 (one year maternity position with the potential to become permanent.)
Our clinic is located in Watrous, Sk. The Town of Watrous is a community of approx. 2500 people, 110 km southeast of Saskatoon and 175 km northwest of Regina. Watrous Animal Hospital performs 60% small animal 40 % large animal veterinary medicine. We have 3 Veterinarians, 2.5 RVT’s, 2 Receptionists and a Kennel Assistant. We offer high quality veterinary medicine using modern equipment (digital x-ray and digital dental x-ray, bovine reproductive ultrasound, dental cart, in- house Abaxis blood machines)
We are looking for an enthusiastic veterinarian who is looking to further their career in rural practice. Must be efficient and value high quality medicine while developing strong client bonds in a fun and supportive team environment. We allow and encourage our employees to pursue their interests and develop specialties.
We offer competitive salary (based on experience), CE allowance, clothing allowance, paid licensing dues, staff discounts, health & dental plan, group RSPs and most importantly…a enjoyable and supportive work atmosphere.

Please send resumes or direct inquiries to:
Holly Couture
Holly Couture 1-306-946-3657


posted: Monday June 19, 2017
Rose Valley Veterinary Hospital, located in West Kelowna BC, is looking to add a veterinarian to our team. We are a small animal hospital that is newly renovated and very well equipped, with In house lab, Digital x ray, Dental suite with digital dental x ray, brand new surgery suite equipped for soft tissue and orthopaedic surgeries, and more. Our clinic is very busy, with a large and versatile case load. This is an ideal environment for professional development and growth. We are looking for a veterinarian on a full time basis for long term employment.

Kelowna is located in the gorgeous Okanagan Valley, one of the most desirable areas for tourism and residence. The combination of hot weather in the summer (gorgeous lakes and spectacular views) and mild winters but with enough snow on the mountains for skiing, truly makes our area irresistible. This is also an amazing opportunity for new grads. Previous experience is not obligatory - we understand that one has to start somewhere in order to gain experience and we are happy to help.
Please send CV to


posted: Monday May 8, 2017
Valley Veterinary Clinic requires 2 fully licensed veterinarians for our Three Hills/Trochu and Hanna locations. The ideal candidate should have a strong interest in large and small animal medicine, surgery and nutrition. We offer a shared call schedule, 2 exam rooms, surgery suite, Abaxis lab, digital x-ray, ultrasound, ultrasonic dental machine, pulse oximetry, and orthopedic equipment. As well as cattle chute, equine stocks, holding pens, power float and ultrasound pregnancy diagnosis. If you are looking for a fun friendly working environment with a wide variety of tasks, then this place is for you.
Email resume to or fax 403-823-6858. Valley Veterinary Clinic (Drumheller) Ltd. Box 2520, Drumheller, Alberta T0J 0Y0 Phone: (403)823-5400 Fax: (403)823-6858


posted: Tuesday June 20, 2017
Hermitage Veterinary Hospital is seeking a Full Time & Part Time Veterinarian in Edmonton, Alberta.

Apply your knowledge and skills to your daily tasks in a companion animal hospital in Edmonton. As a veterinarian, you will be responsible for medical and surgical care of companion animals, as well as client relations. You must work well independently as well as in a large team setting. The support staff you work with are highly trained and dedicated. If you are interested in providing a high standard of veterinary care and customer service, and have demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills to round out your profile, we are looking for you. Challenge yourself and join an exciting team.
Contact: Jolene Lylick at 780-476-7558 or please submit your resume via email to:


posted: Wednesday June 7, 2017
Lloydminster Animal Hospital\Southside Vet Clinic is looking for a full time veterinarian to join our busy, well established, two clinic practice. We are 7 experienced veterinarians, with a full complement of exceptional technicians and support staff.
We are a progressive mixed animal practice that offers an excellent opportunity for a dedicated veterinarian to learn and grow their career to the next level. We would also consider an experienced small animal veterinarian to fill this position with negotiable on call hours.

We are located on the Alberta\Saskatchewan border in Lloydminster, a city that is full of shopping, restaurants, plenty of year round recreation and we are close to many beautiful lakes. We offer a competitive wage, professional dues, and a generous CE budget, medical, dental and vision care benefit package.
If this sounds like an opportunity that you would like to explore further, please forward your resume and cover letter to Georgette Wawryk, Practice Manager Lloydminster Animal Hospital 780.875.5733

Medicine Hat

posted: Monday May 8, 2017
Join us at Crossroads Animal Hospital! We are seeking a qualified small animal veterinarian to join our modern, well-established and progressive small animal practice. We are located in Medicine Hat, a city that has small town atmosphere with all the amenities of a larger center. We are a growing practice relying on a team approach to provide exceptional service and progressive, state-of-the-art care. We are looking for a confident, caring individual with a positive attitude and excellent communication skills.

Our practice is completely computerized, equipped with all the modern technology and we have an excellent support staff. We have 3 experienced small animal veterinarians who all provide great mentorship.

We offer an above average compensation in addition to our generous benefits package, which includes health and dental insurance, staff discounts, paid CE, membership dues, plus additional compensation for on-call. Professional development and personal satisfaction remain a primary focus as we continue to grow the practice.
Confidential résumés may be e-mailed to Feel free to contact Dr. Layne Manson by e-mail or at (403) 527-2829 with any questions.


posted: Thursday May 18, 2017
Morinville Veterinary Clinic is Hiring!

Morinville Veterinary Clinic, located in Morinville, Alberta, has been serving the community for over 35 years! We are a 3 doctor, progressive small animal practice that feels strongly about animal welfare, patient care and friendly, compassionate customer service. Currently, we are looking for a full time Associate Veterinarian to join the team!

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who is a great communicator and is passionate about providing quality medical and surgical care. We offer a competitive salary plus bonus potential; health and medical benefits; industry leading CE program; uniform allowance; membership dues, SIGNING BONUS, MOVING ALLOWANCE and more!
Interested applicants please send a resume and cover letter to Denise Gallant at We look forward to hearing from you!

Peace River

posted: Thursday April 20, 2017
Want to C-section everything from 3kg Chihuahuas to 1000kg Charolais? Can you translate latin into Farmer-ese? Can you talk the talk with horse people? Sew up any wound?
If so then we want you!

We have what you need to practice GREAT medicine - digital rads, digital dental rads, digital records (Cornerstone) , ultrasonic dental unit, in-house lab, powerfloat, in house squeezes etc. We are seeking the right person who will be a good fit for our clinic family, and take great care of our clients and patients. Extensive compensation package including mileage, CE, ABVMA license, health/dental/disability plan, generous vacation time and more. Above average compensation. Mentorship is strong within our practice group.
If interested please contact Dr Kevin Breker or Michelle Dubrule at 780-624-1606, Email: or fax 780-624-8603


posted: Friday June 16, 2017
The Animal Care Centre of Strathmore is seeking a full-time veterinarian for our busy and growing mixed practice. Our state of the art facility, located just 30 minutes from Calgary, currently has 5.5 veterinarians. The busy days full of variety, relaxed on call hours and plenty of opportunities to learn and be mentored by a fantastic team will give the right candidate the perfect location to call home. Our philosophy of providing the best medicine and care for both patients and clients has earned us a valuable presence in the community. We were the 2016 CVMA Practice of the Year and have the tools to practice top medicine with a personal touch. We are looking for the right person to join our family. If you have a minimum of 3 years experience in a mixed practice and your friends would say you are passionate, fun and positive, then send us your resume!



posted: Tuesday May 30, 2017
Animal Care Clinic in Brampton, Ontario is looking to add an energetic F/T (P/T also considered) veterinarian to our 4 vet team. We are a full-service, well staffed hospital that has been serving the West Brampton community for over 70 years. Our ideal doctor will have a positive attitude, develop a great rapport with clients, enjoy working with an experienced team, have at least 2 years of clinical experience and, of course, practice great medicine :)

Our hospital provides a fantastic opportunity for mentorship and personal growth in a supportive, progressive environment. Brampton is a dynamic, rapidly growing city on the northern edge of Toronto with easy access to downtown Toronto, recreational areas and cottage country.
Please forward your resume and cover letter in complete confidence to We really look forward to hearing from you!

Niagara Falls

posted: Thursday June 8, 2017
Full-time Veterinarian wanted in Niagara! Are you a new Vet who would LOVE to become an Associate with a practice that offers an amazing opportunity to learn and grow? Do you envision yourself working with a fun, positive and supportive team? If so, you don't want to miss the chance to work for THIS practice.

Two very successful and busy practices in the Niagara Region have an opening for an Associate Veterinarian to join the team. Our state of the art facility offers top notch care for patients and our staff provides pet parents with a level of service that can't be beat. New and experienced Veterinarians will thrive in this environment drawing from the knowledge of several other experienced and caring doctors. If you have an interest in gaining exposure to exotics, birds and reptiles, look no further, you have found your next practice! Must have a love for a fast paced, bustling atmosphere. Competitive pay, signing bonus and benefits are available as well.
If you are a compassionate and professional Veterinarian with a desire to join an amazing practice, e-mail your resume to for more information and visit and

Technologists Required



posted: Friday March 31, 2017
Registered Veterinary Technologist position:
Affinity Animal Hospital is looking for a full time Registered Veterinary Technologist to start in next 3-4 weeks. We are looking for someone who is people oriented and understands that our hospital is as much about caring for our clients as it is about the delivery of professional pet care. If friendliness and accuracy is important to you, and you have had excellent performance in customer service, teamwork, communications, empathy as well as technical skills, this may be an excellent opportunity for you! A positive attitude is a must!
New grads are welcome!

You will be required to assist the doctor with all animal care, such as performing basic evaluations of pets’ conditions, clean and wrap wounds, check vitals, collect samples, restraint when necessary, stocking examination and surgery rooms with supplies, sterilizing tools and ensuring that equipment is in working order, and administering medication. Also basic lab work, including urinalysis and blood tests, is required. You will also be required to communicate with pet owners and update patient files.We offer competitive wages (based on experience), paid licensing dues, staff discounts, and a supportive and fun work environment!
Please send your resume and cover letter to Dr Tariq Bajwa or email at Feel free to call if you should have any questions or concerns. Clinic Phone #: 306-668-8000.


posted: Monday May 1, 2017
VCA Canada Central Animal Hospital in Saskatoon is looking for a full time RVT to join our family. Our ideal candidate will have a positive attitude, great communication and exceptional client service skills that make a good first impression with our clients! New grads are welcome to apply!

As our ideal candidate, you have:
o Passion for pets
o Strong leadership skills combined with a positive team player attitude
o Excellent technical skills
o Exemplary customer service that builds loyalty and trust with your clients
o Strong organizational skills which allow you to stay focused and work under pressure
As member of VCA Canada, we offer:
o Career growth opportunities to hold key leadership positions
o CE opportunities with access to annual VCA conferences, seminars and CE allowance
o Networking, collaboration and knowledge exchange with other registered veterinary technicians within our family
o Continued investments in new technologies, advanced diagnostics, and modern facilities
o A commitment to give back through initiatives such as Paw it Forward and Pet Pantry
Additionally, we offer competitive wages, pet and veterinary discounts and group benefits.
Join us! Please forward a copy of your cover letter and resume to:

Practices for Sale



posted: Friday June 23, 2017
A well established, very successful mixed veterinary practice for sale in southwest Saskatchewan. The clinic was established in 1970 and has been operated by Dr. Ken Cadieux since that time. Presently it is 60% large animal and 40% small animal with the majority of the work being done in-clinic. The large animal portion being mainly cow/calf involves large numbers of semen tests, pregnancy tests, calvings and caesarean sections. The small animal clientele is ever increasing. The clinic is presently operated by one veterinarian but realistically could support at least two practitioners. The clinic serves a very wide area and there is much room for expansion.

The clinic is located immediately south of the town of Shaunavon, a very progressive town with much to offer. The town of about 1750 offers excellent schools, recreation facilities, a hospital, churches, all professional services as well as great hunting and fishing.The town’s comprehensive website can be accessed at
For further information email Dr. Ken Cadieux at or call 306-297-9205.

Equipment for Sale



posted: Wednesday June 21, 2017
Equipment WANTED:
Looking for used equipment in order to furnish a small animal clinic. Items needed include, but are not limited to, autoclave, microscope, surgery table, digital X-ray unit, surgery light, anesthetic machine, etc. Please contact Dr Kaylee Blerot at 306-560-3345 or at

Volunteers Needed


La Ronge

posted: Monday May 29, 2017
Service Learning Group of the WCVM. Our next spay/neuter and wellness clinic is planned for August 18th – 20th, 2017 in the La Ronge area. We are looking for keen veterinarians to assist us with running this clinic.

This trip is expanding on our past work in the area and will be part of the Remote Clinical Practice rotation offered to 4th year students at the WCVM. Students will work to achieve several learning outcomes in areas such as anesthesia, surgery, wellness, cultural awareness and community engagement. We will also include formal outreach activities such as talking to children in the community and involving volunteers from the community in our event. In addition, there may be Sask Polytech RVT students present at this event who will benefit from the learning opportunities.

The goals of the event are community outreach and education, education of our veterinary and RVT students, and assisting the communities with identifying and reaching goals concerning pet population control and public health challenges. As with our past clinics, we do not expect to match the pace or volume of other such clinics, however this event gives vets and techs the opportunity to be involved in teaching, learning and experiencing the north while contributing to positive change in the community.

If you are interested in helping out, please contact us. We look forward to your participation and contribution in continuing to build and foster strong relationships with pets and their families in this area.
Prospective volunteers can contact Dr Jordan Woodsworth at the WCVM at for further information.

Ministikwan Lake Cree Nation

posted: Wednesday June 7, 2017
Do you want to make a difference in the lives of dogs, their owners & the community they live in?

Canine Action Project is actively seeking volunteer DVMs and RVTs for our second spay/neuter clinic of 2017. The clinic is set to take place on Ministikwan Lake Cree Nation (Island Lake First Nation) approximately 60km west of Meadow Lake, SK on July 21st, 22nd & 23rd, 2017.

Accommodations for all medical staff will be covered 100% provided you share a room with one other medical volunteer. If you prefer to have a room to yourself you will be responsible for 50% of the cost. All meals will be provided with the exception of supper on Sunday evening. No previous on-site clinic experience is necessary - just a passion for helping animals & the opportunity to work with some amazing, like minded people.
If this is an opportunity that interests you please email and we will send you a volunteer package.

Research Subjects Needed



posted: Monday May 1, 2017
Looking for volunteer flocks in Saskatchewan! Over the last few years, researchers at the University of Calgary (Drs Michel Levy and John Gilleard) and the WCVM in Saskatoon (Dr Fabienne Uehlinger), have undertaken surveys of sheep farms in Alberta and Saskatchewan to assess the level of internal parasites present. We have also conducted more detailed research into the presence of deworming resistance in a number of flocks in Saskatchewan and Alberta. The results of this work suggests that many Saskatchewan and Alberta sheep flocks have high parasite burdens and that ivermectin and fenbendazole/albendazole resistant parasites are common.

Last year in Saskatchewan, we successfully worked with many sheep producers to determine the level of internal parasites in their flock and whether their on-farm deworming protocol was successful. With the assistance of the Alberta Meat and Livestock Agency (ALMA) and the University of Saskatchewan, we are able to continue this year but need your help in making it happen!

If your sheep clients have 60* or more ewes and may be interested in this project, please make them aware of this study and ask them to contact me (information below). As part of the project, we ask producers for consent to share their flock’s results with you, their regular veterinarian. If such consent is given, then we will communicate all results to you as well as send you a composite summary of our findings later in the year.

As part of their participation, producers will receive free information about the burden of internal parasites in their flock and whether their deworming protocol was effective. If their farm is suitable for a controlled assessment of the efficacy of different deworming drugs (i.e. through a fecal egg count reduction test), then we would like to visit that farm specifically to conduct that part of the project. The ability to monitor different flocks, parasite burdens and deworming efficacy over several years in Saskatchewan and other parts of western Canada helps us to get solid information on which to base parasite management recommendations. This is important to try and maintain efficacy of current deworming drugs and to help the industry remain sustainable.

We are happy to hear from past as well as new participants! Thank you for your assistance in this project. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me either!

*There are specific reasons why we need to limit participation to flocks with 60 ewes or more. We realize that this excludes many producers that would be interested in participating and we sincerely apologize for that.
Dr Fabienne Uehlinger, Western College of Veterinary Medicine; Email: phone: 1-306-966-7062


posted: Thursday June 1, 2017
Volunteer horses to participate in metabolic research:
“Investigation of Novel Biomarkers for Early detection of Equine Metabolic Syndrome”


posted: Tuesday June 20, 2017
I am reaching out to veterinarians in the Saskatoon area for an ongoing collaborative study between the University of Calgary and Western College of Veterinary Medicine. This study is investigating incretin hormone tissue receptors involved in glucose homeostasis.

Vet students are participating as summer research students and we recently presented some of our earlier work in this area at the International Conference of Comparative Endocrinology.

So far we have recruited about 40 % of the cats we need between the WCVM and UCVM. We are looking at incretin hormone receptors in tissues from lean, overweight and diabetic cats and following up on two papers we have published that have generated interesting results. Our study has animal care and ethics approval at both the WCVM and the UCVM. We hope this study will have impact on how cats with diabetes and obesity are treated in the future.

We REALLY NEED YOUR HELP. If any of you have or know of a diabetic cat or a cat with Diabetic ketoacidosis (of any age) that unfortunately is being euthanized please consider enrolling the cat in our study. We need a blood sample prior to euthanasia and tissue samples which we have to collect within 30 minutes of euthanasia to flash freeze in liquid nitrogen. The cat can still go for a postmortem if desired or for mass or private cremation as requested by the owner. We do have to be present when the cat is euthanized to allow for our sample collection. We would prefer to see the cat at the VMC for euthanasia but we are willing to come to your clinic if necessary and will do our best to work around the clients timeline for euthanasia.

We are also looking for lean and obese control cats > 7 yrs of age that are being euthanized for other health related reasons to collect blood and tissue from as per the diabetic cats. The only exclusion criteria for the control and diabetic cats is they cannot have stage III or higher CKD, cannot have major GI disease (cancer or inflammatory bowel disease), cannot have uncontrolled hyperthyroidism or be on drugs such as glucocorticoids that interfere with insulin action.

We are happy to answer any questions you have about our study. Please also share this information with any vets you are working with or with any friends you know that unfortunately may be close to making the difficult decision to euthanize their cat for other health reasons. We need another 15 cats – 2 lean, 8 obese and 9 diabetic cats.
Contact information for our study: Liz Snead 306-222-7755 / 306 966-1785 or email; and Kevin Cosford 306-221-7360 or email