The WCVM Visiting Lecturer and Visitorship program brings in a steady stream of prominent clinicians, researchers and resource people from all over the world to Western Canada. These visitors enhance the college's undergraduate and graduate teaching programs, its research program, and its clinical and diagnostic services. On occasion, they also support continuing education programs for western veterinary medical associations.
A general, college-wide public lecture is not necessarily required of visitors selected under the D.L.T. Smith Visitorship or the Rausch Visiting Professorship programs.
This lecture series was established in 1981 in honour of the late Dr. O'Donoghue, former Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Government of Alberta. It supports lectures at the University of Alberta and the WCVM by outstanding veterinarians or scientists in related fields.
Additional CE events
Each year, WCVM helps to organize continuing education courses or seminars for specialized practitioner associations. Based on demand, the veterinary college also organizes and offers CE events that target certain species or disciplines.
2023 Mixed Animal Continuing Education
Beginning in January 2023, the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) is hosting an online continuing education (CE) series that's developed to reflect the wide variety of animal health issues facing today's veterinarians and other veterinary professionals in mixed animal practice.
Practitioners from all areas of practice — mixed animal as well as small animal and large animal practice — are welcome to join our speakers for a variety pack of CE sessions covering everything from bulls and honey bees to pet behaviour and equine parasites.
Radiation Safety in Veterinary Medicine
Join us in person or online on Saturday morning, April 22, 2023, for this special continuing education (CE) event at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM). The half-day event will provide veterinarians and registered veterinary technologists (RVTs) with critical information about radiation safety in veterinary medicine.
The morning will kick off with a presentation on occupational exposures in veterinary medicine with Drs. Niels Koehncke and Monique Mayer of the University of Saskatchewan (USask). The event's final two hours will focus on a training session in hands-free radiology with Tracey Lawrence, RCVT, VTS (ECC, Anesth/Analgesia).
2023 Ultrasonography and Embryo Transfer Workshops
After a three-year hiatus, the WCVM's highly popular ultrasonography and embryo transfer workshops will be offered in tandem from May 5-10, 2023.
These in-depth courses provide essential knowledge and hands-on experience for veterinary practitioners, research scientists and graduate students. Participants may register for one or both of the workshops. Participants will spend more than 30 hours in the laboratory developing their skills in ultrasonography, embryo collection and transfer, and embryo evaluation and cryopreservation.
Early-bird registration closes on March 31, 2023.
Co-ordinator, Continuing Education and Events, WCVM