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November 2 – 4, 2018, Saskatoon, SK - Saskatchewan Association of Veterinary Technologists - The 34th Annual Saskatchewan Association of Veterinary Technologists' Conference will take place November 2 to 4, 2018, at the Saskatoon Inn and the Western College of Veterinary Medicine. We are excited to host Registered Veterinary Technologists (RVTs) and those dedicated to animals and veterinary medicine from throughout Canada and the United States, and focus on animal wellness and welfare. Our conference is one of the only conferences specifically geared towards RVTs and the crucial work that they do. This weekend is vital to the continued development of RVTs.

Two days of intense competition saw riders from New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island sharing in the spoils at the 2018 Atlantic Canada Equestrian (ACE) Championships in Dressage. Each province fielded a Long Term Equestrian Development (LTED) program throughout the spring and summer through which teams and individual competitors prepared for the final event.

$44-million gift from Anderson-Chisholm family will transform veterinary education and research - Research at W.A. Ranches in southern Alberta will include the development of evidence-based educational and community programs that will improve animal care and welfare, enhance the livestock industry, and inform the public.

The Alberta government is investing in the University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (UCVM) to help meet the increasing demand for veterinarians across the province.

September 6-9, 2018 - The Glow Slot, 4D & Charity Barrel Racing Event is Canada’s largest annual barrel racing event of its kind. British Columbia’s first-ever 100% payback, 4D Equal Payout Slot Race offers 250 slots for $250 each to barrel racers from all over BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Washington, Oregon, and Montana the chance to run for $62,500. Plus, over $120,000 in prizes, awards and vouchers are up for grabs.

The evening of Tuesday, August 14, 2018, a group of enthusiastic equestrians gathered at the Krause Berry Farm & Estate Winery in Langley, BC, for a special evening of equine education. Thanks to HCBC’s partnership with Otter Co-Op, equine nutritionist Ken Wilkinson and Brad Hannah were on hand to share their expertise and provide almost more information than the evening event could handle. The topics of Equine Metabolic Syndrome and Hay Analysis are so broad, we definitely could have filled an entire day on these topics rather than just an evening.

Meaford Fire Department Training Centre in Ontario is opening its doors once again for intensive training on what to do in emergency situations involving large animals. Learn alongside first responders the best practices for successful rescue in these stressful and potentially life-threatening situations. Registration is now open to all (must be at least 18 years of age) for the next offering of Equine Guelph’s Large Animal Rescue Awareness/Operational Training to be held October 12 (evening), 13 and 14, 2018.

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