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More veterinary medicine seats at USask

The Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) at the University of Saskatchewan will have an extra ten student seats next year.

The action is being taken to address the growing need for veterinarians across the province, particularly for large animal and mixed animal veterinarians in rural Saskatchewan.

In 2023-24, the number of subsidized student seats will increase from 20 to 25 at WCVM.

The provincial government will provide $11.9 million to the WCVM. The new commitment to add seats will mean an investment of $539,000 in 2023-24, increasing each year to $2.2 million by 2026-27 when fully implemented over the four-year Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program.

Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister David Marit said there have been concerns expressed about the livestock sector.

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