Western College of Veterinary Medicine, U of S

The Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) is the premier centre of veterinary education, research and expertise in Western Canada and part of Canada's veterinary, public health and food safety networks. Our internationally-recognized veterinary college includes a veterinary medical centre, provincial diagnostic laboratory and large-scale research facilities The WCVM is a leader in bringing the concept of One Health �?? one of the university's signature research areas �?? to life across Canada. One Health's goal is to improve animal, human and environmental health through collaboration among all health sciences. By working together, health professionals can develop strategies for managing serious issues such as food- and water-borne diseases, environmental changes and emerging zoonotic diseases. In the past decades, WCVM faculty and students have built strong collaborations with both animal health and human medicine research teams on the U of S campus, across the country and around the world. While these research relationships have strengthened the WCVM's contributions to veterinary medicine, they have also helped to establish the veterinary college as a valuable partner in comparative medicine studies and translational research investigations. The veterinary college's exceptional mix of basic and clinical scientists, its newly upgraded facilities and technological resources, and its thriving graduate program all combine to make this institution an effective force in the research world with great potential to expand its efforts in bridging animal and human health.

Total Number of Employees: 260-plus

Total Number of Researchers: Approx. 80-plus faculty, 50-plus research staff, 150-plus graduate students


  • American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education (AVMA COE)
  • American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA)
  • Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC)


  • Undergraduate and graduate education/training
  • Research and development (biomedical sciences)
  • Collaborative research partnerships
  • Consultation

Unique Equipment or Resources:

  • Animal Care Unit, WCVM
  • Goodale Research Farm, WCVM
  • Multi-use laboratories (molecular microbiology, reproduction)
  • Veterinary diagnostics complex
  • Medical imaging technologies
  • Linear accelerator (radiation oncology)

Areas of Expertise:

  • Veterinary Vaccines
  • Animal Therapeutics
  • Food Safety
  • Pest Control
  • Aquaculture
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Animal Disease
  • TherapeuticsMedical Imaging
  • Oncology
  • Disease Modeling
  • Infectious and Chronic Diseases
  • Diagnostics
  • Drug Delivery
  • Drug Discovery
  • Drug Development
  • Clinical/Analytical trials
  • Immunology
  • Zoonotics
  • Bacteriology
  • Virology
  • Vaccine Development
  • Vaccine Delivery
  • Vaccine Discovery
  • Treatment
  • Medical Devices
  • Endocrinology
  • Toxcicology
  • Hydrology
  • Bioanalytical services
  • Contract research
  • DNA collection
  • DNA sequencing


Name: Douglas Freeman

Website: Western College of Veterinary Medicine, U of S

Tel: (306) 966-7447

Fax: (306) 966-8747

Address: University of Saskatchewan, 52 Campus Drive
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5B4