British Columbia, Saskatchewan and the Manitoba Governments have agreed to provide the Vet College at the University of Saskatchewan with more than $134 million dollars.
Saskatchewan's Advanced Education Minister Tiny Beaudry- Mellor says the agreement allows Saskatchewan, and our partner provinces, to communicate admissions’ priorities, so they are in-step with each province’s labour-market needs.
“There is an increasing demand for veterinarians and veterinary research across Western Canada,” British Columbia Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training Melanie Mark said. “This agreement helps us focus on equipping students from the western provinces with the expertise to return and practice in their home communities, where they are in demand.”
Manitoba's Minister of Economic Development and Training Ralph Eichler says we need good veterinarians in place to help us practice safe animal welfare and keep growing animal agriculture in Manitoba.
The Western College of Veterinary Medicine is the premier centre of veterinary education, research and expertise in Western Canada and a key member of Canada's veterinary, public health and food safety networks.
University of Saskatchewan Interim Provost and Vice-president Academic Melissa Just says she's excited to see what it will achieve with the renewed support of its provincial partners and our university.
The internationally accredited facility includes a veterinary medical centre, a provincial diagnostic lab and large-scale research facilities.
The college's new interprovincial agreement is in place until 2025.