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Pet Wellness Clinics in La Ronge

April 28th 2014


The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) and the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) are pleased to be moving forward on a new Service Learning Initiative.


The communities of La Ronge, Air Ronge and the Lac La Ronge Indian Band have been selected as the pilot region for this initiative, and we will be offering two veterinary clinic events in 2014.


The first clinic will take place from May 9-12 and the second clinic is scheduled for Sept. 5-8. The clinics will be held at the Mel Hegland Arena in La Ronge, and the following services will be offered at both events:


• spay and neuter surgeries


• vet checks


• vaccination


• deworming


• microchip placement for permanent identification




The Service Learning Initiative is funded and supported by the U of S, the WCVM and our industry partners with provisional support from the tricommunities of La Ronge, Air Ronge and the Lac La Ronge Indian Band.  Northern Animal Rescue is also providing organizational, community liaison and funding support for the project.


Here are the goals of this initiative:

• To provide veterinary undergraduate students and graduate students with experience delivering veterinary services in remote, rural and indigenous communities. This includes:


• community outreach, wellness services and spay/neuter surgery

for dogs and cats

• identifying community priorities through data collection

• evaluating success of veterinary public health interventions

• To promote and foster community continuing partnerships between

the WCVM, the U of S and community partners.

• To assist partner communities in identifying and managing veterinary public health challenges associated with local dog and cat populations.

Fees for services will be posted closer to the date of the events. Subsidized service will be available to approved applicants.



For further information on clinic times, services offered or other details,
please contact Northern Animal Rescue(

or Dr. Jordan Woodsworth (


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