The federal Western Economic Diversification agency has pledged over $2.7 million for the Western College of Veterinary
Medicine to expand its diagnostics lab and renovate one of its clinic facilities.
The WCVM, based at the University of Saskatchewan, is now completing a two-storey diagnostics addition and basement, expected to add about 3,000 square metres of space. The diagnostics lab serves the livestock industry in Saskatchewan and, often, the other western provinces.
Construction crews are also renovating the large animal clinical area of the WCVM’s veterinary teaching hospital, where new infrastructure and equipment are expected to allow for development of techniques in “diagnostic imaging, treatment protocol planning and surgical intervention.”