USask veterinary college to operate Canada’s first PET-CT for animals

August 27, 2018

The University of Saskatchewan’s Western College of Veterinary Medicine will host Canada’s first PET-CT unit dedicated to animals, reports Veterinary Practice News. The scanner was funded by a $2.5M donation and will be used for teaching and research. “The PET-CT scanner will really increase our capabilities, not only to diagnose cancers and determine the extent of the cancers, but also to follow therapy,” said USask WCVM Associate Dean of Research Elisabeth Snead. “And if we discover therapy A is more effective than therapy B, that has the potential to benefit other veterinary patients—and potentially humans.” WCVM expects construction of the PET-CT suite to be completed by the end of the year with the scanner operating in 2019. Veterinary Practice News