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 are not accepting applications for the O’Donoghue lecture for the 2019-2020 academic year.
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.
Veterinary Education Today
The Veterinary Education Today (VET) conference and medical exposition is a low-cost, high-quality continuing education (CE) conference for veterinary professionals across Canada. Based on a partnership between Diversified Communications Canada and the WCVM, the three-day conference's CE program is developed by a planning committee at the veterinary college.
The conference's focus is on providing sessions that are relevant to everyday, practical situations in the veterinary field. The conference's program also offers quality content that will help to enrich professional development.
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. For example, the WCVM hosts a popular ultrasonography and embryo transfer workshop every two years.
Co-ordinator, Continuing Education and Events, WCVM