News & Information

WCABP's Bylaws indicate that an Honorary Life Membership may be awarded to an individual who is 65 years of age and has made an Outstanding contribution to either the affairs of the Association or veterinary profession. Members nominate a potential recipient by forwarding a letter to WCABP's Secretary-Treasurer, Dr. Murray Jelinski, which outlines the nominee's achievements and why the person is worthy of an Honorary Life membership. This must then be passed by two-thirds (2/3) majority vote at the AGM.

Consider nominating a deserving individual. Awards will be presented at the WCABP 2018 AGM.

American Embryo Transfer Association & Canadian Embryo Transfer Association Annual Convention

October 26 - 28, 2017; Orlando, Florida, USA. For information please visit:

September 28, 2017 - Olds College, Olds, AB. Bovine Extension Arm Ultrasound Training with Fetal Aging.

Two hours of lecture and 4 hours of wetlab (pregnancy testing beef cattle). Cost $250. Enrollment is limited to 6 veterinarians. Contact Maureen Coakley (BioCheck) at (403) 328-1844, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

WCABP / Merck Animal Health Student Case Report / Research Presentation Competition

This is a student competition, taking place at the January 2018 WCABP Conference, to encourage development of scientific inquiry methods and communication abilities. Click here to read information on requirements and how to apply. Application deadline is November 1, 2017.

Katrina Barth accepts the winning award from Dr. Colleen Pollock (Merck Animal Health)

The 2017 Conference marked the ninth year of WCABP and Merck Animal Health hosting the Student Case Presentation Award. All WCVM and UCVM veterinary undergraduates (from any year in their program) as well as 2016 graduates were invited to present a beef or dairy case report at the Conference. Presentations were given by: Colin Nicholas, Katrina Barth and Lane Hudson. Following their 10 minute presentation those in attendance were asked to rank the presenters based on topic as well as presentation. The winner, Katrina Barth (WCVM 2017) received $1,500. Thank you to Merck for continuing to sponsor this Competition and to the students for their participation!

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