The College: Mission and Strategic Directions
"The mission of the Western College of Veterinary
Medicine is to provide veterinary education in Western Canada and to act as a
centre of veterinary expertise and research."
Mission: To provide veterinary education
Education, the WCVM's primary function, includes:
undergraduate teaching of veterinary students
- graduate education for veterinarians and
biological scientists at the diploma, Master's and PhD levels
education for veterinarians
- education of animal health technologists (in
collaboration with community colleges and technical institutes)
education for the public on veterinary issues.
Visit Undergraduate Program, Graduate Programs or Continuing Education for more details about
the WCVM's education programs.
Mission: To act as a centre of veterinary expertise
The WCVM provides leadership and consultative services
to the veterinary profession and public in:
- the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of
disease in domestic and wild animals
- livestock production and management
- animal welfare
occurrence and incidence of disease in animals
- related environmental issues.
Visit Departments, Centres and Services for more
information about areas of expertise. Visit the WCVM Veterinary Teaching
Hospital to learn more about the hospital's specialized
services and its role as a referral centre.
Misson: To act as a centre of veterinary research
WCVM carries out vital research in veterinary and
biomedical sciences in relation to food animals, companion animals, laboratory
animals and wildlife. Disciplines include:
and biomedical sciences
- comparative medicine
production and management
health and food safety
Visit Research for more information about the WCVM's research program.
The WCVM has developed a four-year integrated plan for
2008-2012 as part of the University of Saskatchewan's Integrated Planning
process. For more information, visit the U of S Institutional Planning and Assessment page.