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: We expect that any visiting lectureships scheduled for the fall of 2021 will be virtual. Depending on travel regulations, there may be the potential for in-person lectureships by the spring 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.
2021 Equine Health Seminars for Veterinarians
The Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) is hosting an online series of equine health seminars for veterinarians. The first set of these accredited continuing education (CE) events, which focus on nutrition-related topics, will take place on alternate Wednesday evenings in February, March and April 2021.
Co-ordinator, Continuing Education and Events, WCVM