BC doubles number of subsidized seats at WCVM to address vet shortage

April 6, 2022
In response to the veterinary shortage across Canada, the Government of British Columbia has doubled the number of subsidized seats available for BC residents at the University of Saskatchewan’s Western College of Veterinary Medicine. BC will invest $10.68M in doubling the funded seats available for first-year veterinary students to allow 40 students to enter the school with funding this Fall. The funding will allow more students to complete veterinary education without paying the high tuition costs associated with an unfunded seat. To address veterinary burnout, CBC reports that WCVM has added a resiliency program to its curriculum that teaches students personal and business finance, communication, and teamwork so that they are better equipped to manage the difficult circumstances they are likely to experience in their careers. CBC (1) | CBC (2) | Energetic City (CP) (BC)