University of Saskatchewan

Western College of Veterinary Medicine

WCVM Student Handbook

Campus Student Support Services

Students come to the University of Saskatchewan with diverse experiences, backgrounds and resources. Because the demands at university are high and study terms short, challenges or difficult circumstances (academic or non-academic) have the potential to interfere with studies. Students are encouraged to access the services available to help them address difficulties that are compromising their ability to succeed at university.

Student Support Services
Guidelines for Pregnant Students Who Are Enrolled at the WCVM
The potential for human injury always exists in the practice of veterinary medicine and in the training of veterinary students. It increases whenever a person is pregnant. The greatest hazards are accidents that can occur while working with animals and can result in injury to the student or to the unborn child. Exposure to toxic drugs, infectious agents, inhalation anesthetics, radiation, and other agents presents additional hazards.

The University of Saskatchewan and the WCVM consciously strive to provide equal opportunity for all students who are academically qualified and to ensure that all students are accommodated.

Pregnant students should:

Guidelines for Students Who Acquire Disabilities while Enrolled at the WCVM

The potential for human injury always exists in the practice of veterinary medicine and in the training of veterinary students. It increases whenever a person suffers a disability of any nature. The greatest hazards are accidents which can occur while working with animals and which result in injury to the students. Exposure to toxic drugs, infectious agents, inhalation anesthetics, radiation, and other agents presents additional hazards.

In addition to disabilities of mobility or of a medical nature, students who have disabilities of hearing, speech, vision or learning may also experience problems in the DVM program. The University of Saskatchewan and the WCVM consciously strive to provide equal opportunity for all students who are academically qualified and to ensure that such students are accommodated in whatever way possible.

Students must remember that the DVM program has requirements that a disabled student may not be able to meet. It is the responsibility of disabled students to initiate any request they feel would enhance the learning experience. Students must be aware that they carry the responsibility of arranging these academic accommodations. Students with disabilities should contact the co-ordinator for disabled students and course instructors at the start of the academic year.

Disabled students should: