What is Vetavision?

Sponsors

Students at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine wish to thank the sponsors of Vetavision 2022. We greatly appreciate your generous support and commitment to the college's public open house!

Vetavision 2022 sponsors

Vetavision Q & A

  • 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, Sept. 23
  • 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 24
  • Preschoolers: $2.00
  • Seniors and students (valid ID required): $5.00
  • Adults (18 and over): $10.00
  • Family (two adults and two children for one day): $20.00
  • School groups/clubs: $5.00 per student

We ask that you please wear a mask while on the University of Saskatchewan campus unless you are actively eating.

All WCVM students, faculty and staff will be wearing masks at their booths and during demonstrations.

Yes! Vetavision is open to all ages. Please keep in mind that this is a walking-intensive event. If you have little ones who may get tired, bringing a stroller is a good idea! 

Vetavision is geared toward children and families, so we think that most kids would enjoy it!

If you have children who want to be biologists, scientists, veterinarians, veterinary technologists, it's a great chance for them to learn more about these types of careers. Or if your kids just love animals, they especially will enjoy this event! 

Food options will only be available on Saturday, Sept. 24.

  • Friday, Sept. 23: no food options will be available on site at the WCVM. Please bring your own snacks.

  • Saturday, Sept. 24: a barbecue will be available at the WCVM from 11 a.m to 3:30 p.m. Please view the menu below (under "Barbecue") to view the menu that includes burgers, veggie burgers, sausages, chips, and drinks.
Vetavision will get you up close and personal with a wide variety of furry and feathered friends. Please keep this in mind if you or any family members have animal-associated allergies.
Our animal pens can also be dusty with dirt, sand, hay and other potential allergens, so if you have environmental allergies or asthma, please keep this in mind! 
We are asking all guests to wear masks, but if you expect that allergies will be a problem, please bring your medications, water bottle or whatever else you need! 

On Friday and Saturday (Sept. 23 and 24), there is no parking in front of the WCVM Veterinary Medical Centre (VMC) at any time (east side of the WCVM building).

These spots are strictly reserved for clients of the VMC and must be kept clear for pet owners bringing animals in distress for emergency medical care. 

Friday Sept. 23

Lot 5 (Agriculture Parkade). Located beneath Agriculture Building (Science Place Access). Click here to view the USask parking map

  • Daytime: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cost: $3.00/hour or $18.00 per exit (daily maximum). 
  • Evening: 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Cost: $1.50/hour or $6 per exit (nightly maximum).
  • Weekend and statutory holidays: $1.50/hour or $6 per exit (daily maximum).

Additional pay lots are available on campus and are marked in yellow on the parking map (click here to view map). Pay lots: 1, 3, 4, 20, Stadium Parkade and Health Science Parkade. 

Metered parking is also available in other areas on campus. Download the free PaybyPhone app for the online payment option.

Saturday Sept. 24

No payment or permit is required in the following parking lots on weekends: lots F, H, HA, K, O, Q, S, T, V, Y and Z.

For pay lot and metered parking options, please see the information above or click here to view the USask parking map.

For more information, please visit the U of S Parking Services website.

Vetavision has sections both inside and outside buildings, so we recommend that you dress in layers!

Vetavision — like veterinary medicine — isn’t always clean and tidy. Wear clothing that you won't mind if it gets a bit dusty or dirty. 

Wear comfortable, closed-toed shoes. Expect to do a fair bit of walking!

Vetavision is a fun and diverse event, so come prepared! Here are some items that we suggest bringing:

  • disposable, medical-grade masks for the whole family
  • snacks and water
  • a sweater if the forecast calls for cooler weather or sunscreen/hat if it’s going to be sunny
  • your phone/camera to capture memories!

This speical evening is a chance for high school and university students to learn more about a career in veterinary medicine and the admissions process. Visit the link below ("Pre-Vet Night") for more details. 

PLEASE NOTE: you must register ahead of time for this event if you wish to attend. We ask that registration be limited to only those individuals who are thinking about or intending to apply to the WCVM in the immediate future.

A family member may accompany the prospective student, but we ask that small children or multiple family members not attend in order to have seats available for prospective students. Thank you!

No. For the safety of your animal and the many animals at this event, no outside animals will be allowed to attend — with the exception of certified service animals. You will not be allowed to enter Vetavision if you bring your own animals.

PLEASE NOTE: if your service animal is reacting poorly to the wide variety of animal exhibits, we ask that you avoid those booths including animals for the safety of you, your service animal and all animals in the Vetavision exhibits. 

Demonstrations

Friday, September 23

Date Time Demonstration Presenter(s) Booth Location
Sept. 23 10 a.m. Fistulated cow demonstration Beef cattle Reproductive Centre (20)
Sept. 23 11 a.m. Rehabilitation demonstration Drs. Romany Pinto and Kira Penney Wellness See sign-up sheet at wellness booth (18)
Sept. 23 12 p.m. Lameness demonstration Equine Ryan/Dubé Equine Performance Centre (17), sand arena (SA)
Sept. 23 1 p.m. Rehabilitation demonstration Drs. Romany Pinto and Kira Penney Wellness See sign-up sheet at wellness booth (18)
Sept. 23 2 p.m. Equine treadmill demonstration Drs. James Carmalt and Nathalie Reisbig Equine Ryan/Dubé Equine Performance Centre (17). Sign up before 2 p.m. at equine booth (19)
Sept. 23 3 p.m. Rehabilitation demonstration Drs. Romany Pinto and Kira Penney Wellness See sign-up sheet at wellness booth (18)
Sept. 23 4 p.m. Fistulated cow demonstration Beef cattle Reproductive Centre (20)
Sept. 23 5 p.m. Bovine hoof trimming demonstration Dr. Chris Clark Cattle Bovine chute complex (1421)
Sept. 23 6 p.m. Rehabilitation demonstration Drs. Romany Pinto and Kira Penney Wellness See sign-up sheet at wellness booth (18)

Saturday, September 24

Date Time Demonstration Presenter(s) Booth Location
Sept. 24 10 a.m. Fistulated cow demonstration Beef cattle Reproductive Centre (20)
Sept. 24 10 a.m. Rehabilitation demonstration Drs. Romany Pinto and Kira Penney Wellness See sign-up sheet at wellness booth (18)
Sept. 24 11 a.m. Canine unit demonstration Saskatoon Police Service Room 2302 (main lecture theatre)
Sept. 24 12 p.m. Rehabilitation demonstration Drs. Romany Pinto and Kira Penney Wellness See sign-up sheet at wellness booth (18)
Sept. 24 12 p.m. Bovine hoof trimming demonstration Dr. Chris Clark Cattle Bovine chute complex (1421)
Sept. 24 1 p.m. Falconry demonstration Drs. Rhonda Shewfelt and Lynn Oliphant Ryan/Dubé Equine Performance Centre (17), sand arena (SA)
Sept. 24 2 p.m. Equine treadmill demonstration Drs. James Carmalt and Nathalie Reisbig Equine Ryan/Dubé Equine Performance Centre (17). Sign up before 2 p.m. at equine booth (19)
Sept. 24 3 p.m. Equine lameness demonstration Equine Ryan/Dubé Equine Performance Centre (17), sand arena (SA)
Sept. 24 4 p.m. Fistulated cow demonstration Beef cattle Reproductive Centre (20)
Sept. 24 5-7 p.m. Pre-Vet Night (registration required) Room 2302 (main lecture theatre)
Sept. 24 6 p.m. Rehabilitation demonstration Drs. Romany Pinto and Kira Penney Wellness See sign-up sheet at wellness booth (18)

Pre-Vet Night

In addition to Vetavision's many booths and demonstrations, the open house also includes an information session for students who are interested in veterinary school. The Vetavision Pre-Vet Night is a great opportunity for prospective veterinary students to learn more about a career in veterinary medicine and the WCVM admission requirements. 

The Pre-Vet Night will take place from 5 to 9 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022. Registration is now closed, but those who have not registered are invited to attend via the Zoom link below. 

The evening includes:

  • a WCVM admissions presentation from Dr. Chris Clark, associate dean (academic), and Heather Mandeville, manager of admissions and recruitment
  • presentation from current veterinarians and WCVM faculty
  • a WCVM veterinary student panel where attendees can ask any questions

After the student panel, tours of the WCVM Veterinary Medical Centre (veterinary teaching hospital) will be offered to those who indicated that they would like a tour. In advance, click here to take a virtual tour of the college. 

 

Zoom meeting: for those who can't attend the Pre-Vet Night in person, please click here to join the presentations through Zoom.

To learn more about the college's clinical resources, please watch the WCVM virtual tours to view the WCVM Veterinary Medical Centre and college

Vetavision organizers strongly recommend that participants wear masks at the Vetavision Pre-Vet Night and while visiting other Vetavision attractions. 

Tours

Vetavision invites school groups and clubs to take a tour of the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) during our public open house.* 

• Each tour is guided by a WCVM veterinary student or representative
• Each tour lasts about two hours
• A tour leaves every 15 minutes from the college's main entrance (top of the ramp)
• Tours run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 23-24
• Tours are available in English and French
*Please note: only school groups or large groups from clubs or other organizations need to book tours for Vetavision. Individuals, families and small groups can attend Vetavision and tour through the college's open house independently. 

Questions? Please email vetavisiontours@gmail.com

Barbecue

The University of Saskatchewan's Culinary Services will offer barbecued food, drinks and snacks from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24, at Vetavision 2022. 

Menu and prices

Ground chuck cheese burger $8
Black bean burger $8
Riverside smoked sausage $7
Chips $2.50
Candy bags $4
Cookies $3
Assorted canned beverages $3

Location

Vetavision takes place at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, located on the University of Saskatchewan campus (52 Campus Drive). Maps of the event layout and booth locations will be posted closer to the event date. 

Click here for a map of available parking lots. If you have any questions about parking, please visit the USask Parking Services website or phone parking at 306-966-4502. 

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