WCVDP 2024

2024 Western Conference of Veterinary Diagnostic Pathologists (WCVDP)

2024 Western Conference of Veterinary Diagnostic Pathologists (WCVDP)

The Western Conference of Veterinary Diagnostic Pathologists is a two-day, case-based meeting supported by the Western College of Veterinary Medicine's Department of Veterinary Pathology and Prairie Diagnostics Services, Inc.

The WCVDP brings together veterinary pathologists and trainees from Western Canada, the northwest United States and other locations to discuss interesting diagnostic material and share ideas on a related theme in veterinary pathology.


Swine Disease

Meeting Dates:

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.  In person only. October 25-26, 2024

Guest Moderator:

Dr. Fabio Vannucci, DVM, PhD, MS
Dr. Vannucci is an Associate Professor in the Department of Veterinary Population Medicine at the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota.  He is a diplomate of the Brazilian Association of Veterinary Pathologists. 


Holiday Inn Express and Suites. Saskatoon East-University. 1838 College Drive; Saskatoon

Case submission:

WCVDP 2024 Case Submission Form 

This year's topic is diseases encountered in pigs.  We are looking for classical, challenging, or unsolved cases in domestic (and wild) pigs. Any pathological process is accepted (e.g. degenerative, infectious, inflammatory, developmental, genetic, neoplastic).  A few slide boxes with the conference cases will be prepared and available for purchase. Slides will also be digitally scanned and available to view for those who have registered for the conference.

Complete the attached form (see link below) when submitting your case and read carefully the type of sample required.  

There are awards for trainee’s presentations. Please indicate in the submission form if you are a trainee.

The submission deadline is July 1, 2024. If you have questions about case submission, please contact Hélène Philibert, Scientific program coordinator. helene.philibert@usask.ca


WCVDP 2024 Registration Form

Cost of registration: $250 per individual or per laboratory/academic unit. Please pre-register prior to Oct 1. We will accept payments via cheque prior or at the time of registration. There will be a banquet Friday night (not included in the registration fee). Lunch is on your own with restaurants around and on campus. If you have questions about registration or other costs, please contact Bruce Wobeser, Treasurer. bruce.wobeser@usask.ca 


Holiday Inn Express & Suites Saskatoon East-University. Our group has a special rate of $144/nigh two queen beds.

  • Call Toll-free 1-800-HOLIDAY ( 1-800-465-4329 ), Hotel direct 1-306-954-1250 . Please indicate that you belong to WCVDP.
  • Or book online. Copy and paste the Booking Link (URL) below and it will take you directly to the special group rate provided to the group.
    Group Name:  Dates: Oct.24-27, 2024.  Hotel Name and address: Holiday Inn Express & Suites East-University-YXEES. 1838 College Drive; Saskatoon; Bldg #2, SK; S1N 2Z8. Room Type(s) available: Two queens at $144.00/night. Cut-off date: Sept.27, 2024. Group Code: WCV

Group Booking Link:


Important deadlines

May 1, 2024 - Case submission

Sept 1, 2024 – One page abstract

Oct 15, 2024 - Last day of pre- registration

Sept 27 – Hotel room booking for group rate

Please note that the WCVDP will overlap with the conference of Western Canadian Association of Swine Veterinarians to be held in downtown Saskatoon, October 24 and 25.  Dr. Vannucci will be a guest speaker. For more information, please contact Dr. John Harding. (306) 966-7070 or visit https://wcasv.ca/


Dr. Hélène Philibert, Scientific Program Coordinator
Department of Veterinary Pathology
Western College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Saskatchewan
52 Campus Drive, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7N 5B4
Phone: 306.966.2369
Email: helene.philibert@usask.ca

Dr. Bruce Wobeser, Treasurer
Department of Veterinary Pathology
Western College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Saskatchewan
52 Campus Drive, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada  S7N 5B4
Phone: 306.966.8060
Email: bruce.wobeser@usask.ca