The WCVM Veterinary Medical Centre (VMC) is a state-of-the-art animal health facility that offers a wide range of clinical and referral services to western Canadian animal owners and veterinarians.
The Veterinary Medical Centre has three clinical service areas:
The VMC is part of the Western College of Veterinary Medicine WCVM) — the regional veterinary college for Western Canada and the North. The VMC is the focal point for three main areas:
- Clinical services: The WCVM Veterinary Medical Centre's clinical services are available to all western Canadian animal owners, whether they’re horse owners living near Abbotsford, B.C., or pet owners living in the suburbs of Saskatoon, Sask. The VMC offers primary clinical services such as vaccinations and regular checkups, plus it provides a range of specialized services including medical imaging, internal medicine, surgery, oncology, dentistry, ophthalmology, reproduction services, acupuncture and rehabilitation. It also offers 24-hour emergency and critical care and serves as the referral centre for veterinarians across Western Canada.
- Education: The WCVM Veterinary Medical Centre is a vital part of the WCVM's Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) and combined graduate-clinical residency programs. It provides future veterinary practitioners and specialists with hands-on experience in diagnosing and treating a wide variety of animal species.
- Health research: As WCVM researchers continue to investigate new diagnostic techniques and improved treatment methods for animals, the VMC serves an important role in these research initiatives. Its diverse patient caseload, which includes challenging referral cases from across the four western provinces, provides a large number of real-life veterinary cases for innovative clinical trials as well as for prospective and retrospective studies at the WCVM.