What is Vetavision?

From September 20th to September 23rd 2012, the students of the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan will open up the College to the public to host Vetavision 2012.  This triennial event which has been called the ‘Great Veterinary Variety Show’, serves as an open house for the college and the entire veterinary profession, and has been running since 1970.  The undergraduate students of the WCVM come from all four western provinces to study veterinary medicine and are part of the 20,000 other students on campus at the University of Saskatchewan.

The Veterinary Medical Centre at WCVM

Vetavision attracts a wide variety of attendees from all across Western Canada as we showcase our college and profession. School groups, pre-vet, 4-H, and other agriculture clubs, as well as members of various animal health and agricultural professions, were among the over 10,000 attendees in 2007 (held in March), and over 8,000 in 2009 (held in October).

While touring the college, attendees will encounter displays demonstrating the wide range and dynamic nature of the field of veterinary medicine. All of the displays will be interactive, cater to all ages, and include topics ranging from the Kiddie Korral petting zoo, large animal surgery, medical imaging, small animal medicine, pathology, to ecosystem health. Many displays will include live animals.  Along with the displays there will be daily videos and speakers discussing topics ranging from African wildlife, puppy training, horse care, the changing role of the farm veterinarian, and the history of the WCVM. Additionally, we have organised an information workshop for pre-vet students, and students interested in attending the WCVM.

So come on out and experience the exciting world of veterinary medicine!

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If you would like more information about attending this event, please don’t hesitate to contact us at wcvmvetavision@gmail.com