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.
Please note: Depending on travel regulations, there may be the potential for in-person lectureships by the fall of 2022.
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.
2022 Pet Health CE Sessions
Dr. Karen Machin, a resident in clinical behaviour and an associate professor in the WCVM's Department of Veterinary Biomedical Sciences, is offering two continuing education (CE) sessions in April and May 2022. Click button below for more details.
Co-ordinator, Continuing Education and Events, WCVM