University of Saskatchewan

Western College of Veterinary Medicine


Companion Animal Health Fund (CAHF)

Since 1978, the Companion Animal Health Fund has supported specialized veterinary training, innovative research and the introduction of new technology at its home — the Western College of Veterinary Medicine on the University of Saskatchewan campus in Saskatoon, Sask.

Each year, the Fund provides members of WCVM's faculty and graduate students with an average of $70,000 in funding to support a range of companion animal health research studies. As well, the Fund contributes to the specialized training of graduate students through its annual research fellowship program.

Another major goal for the Fund is to help purchase vital equipment and new technologies at the College's Veterinary Teaching Hospital. To support this initiative, the CAHF management committee maintains an Equipment Wish List that includes descriptions and photos of much-needed pieces of medical equipment.

The Companion Animal Health Fund web site includes more information about the Fund's activities, research projects and companion animal training programs. The web site also includes links to current and archived copies of Vet Topics — the CAHF's news publication.

Each issue of Vet Topics includes updates about CAHF-supported research projects, profiles of WCVM researchers and CAHF donors, and companion animal health management information.

CAHF Applications: Research Grants and Research Fellowships

If you are a WCVM faculty member who would like to apply for research funding from the CAHF, please submit the CAHF research grant application to Elise Painchaud-Rattai (WCVM Research Office, Room 4104.2) by October 15.

If you are a WCVM faculty member who would like to nominate or renew a WCVM graduate student/resident for a CAHF Research Fellowship, please submit a fellowship application or renewal form to Elise Painchaud-Rattai (WCVM Research Office, Room 4104.2).

For more information about the Companion Animal Health Fund, please contact:

Dr. Baljit Singh, Associate Dean, Research
Tel: 306-966-7068 • Fax: 306-966-8747

For more information about supporting WCVM's research funds, please contact:

Jennifer Molloy, Director, Development
Tel: 306-966-7450 • Fax: 306-966-8747

Dr. Tanya Duke, feline analgesia research