Western College of Veterinary Medicine


Dr. Jordan Woodsworth is a small animal clinician who graduated from the WCVM in 2008. In 2012, she returned to the WCVM to start the Wellness and Preventive Medicine program in the teaching hospital, and to spearhead the Northern Engagement and Community Outreach (NECO) program.

In 2023 Dr. Woodsworth completed a PhD degree in community and population health. This program allowed her to engage in collaborative research with members of a northern Saskatchewan community for whom she has served nearly 10 years through the NECO program.

Now, Dr. Woodsworth’s primary role is director of NECO. She continues to explore new ways to bring awareness to animal health and welfare inequities in Canada with an ultimate goal to devise creative, community-led solutions to improving access to animal health and welfare services.

Research Areas and Interests

  • Qualitative health research
  • Community-partnered research
  • Patient-oriented research
  • Community health
  • Indigenous health
  • Human-animal bond

Academic Credentials

  • BSc (Great Distinction), College of Arts and Science, University of Saskatchewan (USask) — 2004
  • DVM (Distinction), Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM), University of Saskatchewan (USask) — 2008
  • PhD, Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM), University of Saskatchewan (USask) — 2023


  • Roberts C, Woodsworth J, Carlson K, Reeves T, Epp T. "Defining the term 'underserved': a scoping review towards a standardized description of inadequate access to veterinary services." Canadian Veterinary Journal. 2023 Oct;64(10):941-950. PMID: 37780475; PMCID: PMC10506354.
  • Woodsworth, JM. "Dogs have love medicine: a case study exploration of the dog-human interface in a remote Saskatchewan community." University of Saskatchewan, 2023. https://harvest.usask.ca/handle/10388/14697