University of Saskatchewan

Western College of Veterinary Medicine

WCVM Student Handbook

Guide to the Veterinary Building

Main Entrance Doors

The color coded maps at the main entrance, first and second floors are intended to help newcomers and visitors orientate themselves to the Veterinary Building. All doors to the Veterinary Building will be opened at 7:30 a.m. and locked at 6:00 p.m., Monday to Friday inclusive, and from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturdays.

Students in the DVM program are issued an outside door key.

The entrance doors to be used at the WCVM are as follows:

Protocols for Clinical Areas: Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH) Policies
The Veterinary Library

The Veterinary Medical Library supports the teaching program of the College and acts as a central repository of reference material pertinent to animal medicine for Western Canada. The library has a large reading room with adjacent areas for reference materials, current periodical display and books. A room towards the back of the library houses the reserve collection, photocopiers, microfilm and vertical file. On the mezzanine level, there is another reading area, journals and a number of study carrels.

Computers provide access to the online catalogue (to find books and journals that we have), networked and local databases (to find journal articles that we may or may not have), and other information sources (electronic reference books, other libraries' catalogues). Library staff can provide training on how to use the various electronic resources.

The library subscribes to all major veterinary journals and many journals related to biological or medical sciences. Services offered by the library include: reference, circulation and interlibrary loan.

Use of the Smith Room: Guidelines

The Smith Room was officially opened on June 2, 1982, and was named in honour of Dr. D.L.T. Smith — the first Dean of the WCVM — and Dr. Smith's father. Dean Nielsen praised these two men for exemplifying to students, both past and present, "the ideals of service and a quest for knowledge." He added that the Smith Room "is not only the physical heart of the College, but its spiritual heart as well."

At that time Dr. Smith expressed the hope that people would use the room to find peace and quiet, and to restore faith in themselves and mankind. In light of Dr. Smith's wishes, it's appropriate that this room be a place for quiet meditation in which the following guidelines apply:

Who to Call in Case of Emergency

Safety of human life is the prime purpose of the following procedures:



Emergency and Trouble Calls (Buildings, Utilities and Security)

Classroom Bookings

All WCVM classroom and conference rooms are maintained in the WCVM General Office. Students, faculty and staff are required to clear all requests for these rooms through the General Office (966-7447).

Lost and Found

Please report any lost or found articles to the General Office (966-7447).

Policy: Pets in the Veterinary Building

Dogs, cats and other pets are not permitted in the WCVM building except as patients in the WCVM Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

Policy: Bicycles in the Veterinary Building

Bicycles are not permitted in the Veterinary Building.

Policy: Posters on Central Core Bulletin Boards