USask WCVM accredited through 2024

May 1, 2018

The University of Saskatchewan’s Western College of Veterinary Medicine announced that it has received full accreditation with minor deficiency through 2024. According to a WCVM news release, “minor deficiency” refers to “items that have minimal or no effect on student learning or safety and are typically resolved within one year.” The accreditation coincides with a recent announcement by the Alberta provincial government that it would divert $8M of funding from WCVM to the University of Calgary’s veterinary school. WCVM Dean Douglas Freeman expressed concern about the government’s decision, but remained hopeful that the college will find “creative solutions” to the cut with regional partners. Manitoba Co-operator