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British Columbia to permanently double the number of subsidized seats at Vet College in Saskatchewan

The number of B.C. seats at Saskatchewan’s veterinary college will increase to 40 thanks to a significant financial contribution.

A dramatic uptick in pet ownership during the COVID-19 pandemic and demand for a large animal specialists has led to an urgent shortage of veterinary professionals not only in Western Canada, but across North America.

The B.C. government is doubling the number of subsidized seats for B.C. veterinary students at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) at the University of Saskatchewan (USask).

B.C. Minister of Post-Secondary Education and Future Skills Selina Robinson said there was a need to increase support to WCVM.

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