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WCABP is pleased to announce the inaugural WCABP '10 and Under' Conference. This conference is targeted at veterinarians who graduated within the last 10 years (2009 through 2019), and has been modelled after AABP's Recent Graduate Conference which has occurred the past 2 years in the U.S.

For a variety of reasons, recent graduates involved with bovine medicine are sometimes not afforded the opportunity to take advantage of WCABP's Annual Conference, and therefore miss out on valuable bovine-oriented continuing education and networking opportunities. In response to a demand from this demographic, WCABP will pilot its first "10 and Under" Conference in Edmonton, AB on October 4-5, 2019. The chosen venue is The Fantasyland Hotel as this was where the inaugural meeting to form WCABP occurred over 25 years ago! We also thought it would provide registrants with the opportunity for a little R&R!

This conference has an impressive 10 hours of first-rate continuing education, designed specifically for western Canadian veterinarians who graduated in the past 10 years (2009 through 2019) and have a special interest in cattle practice. Undergraduates are encouraged to attend as well.

Mark your calendar now to be in Edmonton on Friday (afternoon) and Saturday, October 4 and 5, 2019.

Stay tuned for further details!

Plan to attend this exciting learning and networking event in Rochester, MN, USA June 18-20, 2019 - Press Release.  Early bird registration ends May 1st and online registration closes June 12. For more details check the conference website For more information contact Marcia Endres, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The CABV/ACVB Executive Board is accepting nominations for the Boehringer Ingelheim 2019 Metacam® 20* Bovine Welfare Award. Submission deadline is May 31, 2019.  Please click here to get more information. Get the nomination form here

Left to Right: Dr. Wayne Sereda (nominator), Dr. Steve Radostits (recipient), Dr. Robert Tremblay (Boehringer Ingelheim)

This year’s recipient of the Boehringer Ingelheim WCABP Veterinarian of the Year award is Dr. Steve Radostits from Leduc, AB.

Dr. Radostits graduated from WCVM in 1988 and has spent his entire career practicing at the Farm Animal Hospital in Leduc, AB. Steve has always been a very progressive and dedicated veterinarian as well as a dedicated and devoted husband and father. He and his wife Robin have raised four sons.

Steve inherited a number of qualities from his father, Dr. Otto M. Radostits; his positive attitude, his skill as a diagnostician, his talent as a mentor and teacher, his desire to learn and his drive to resolve every problem or question put to him. He also inherited certain qualities from his mother, such as his quiet and thoughtful demeanor, his communication skills, and his gift for dispute resolution.

Steve has also made time for family, community and his church. Professionally Steve has been involved in many areas of veterinary medicine such as: WCABP, AABP, Herd Health program at the U of A dairy barn, guest lecturer at the U of A Faculty of Agriculture, active in the local 4-H as a guest speaker and a sponsor, advisory committee for the Western Canadian Dairy Seminar and has participated in several steering committees at the request of pharmaceutical companies.

Dr. Radostits is an outstanding example of a veterinarian that has made a difference to the cattle industry in Western Canada and is a very deserving recipient of the WCABP Veterinarian of the Year award.

Congratulations Steve on being named the 2019 Boehringer Ingelheim / WCABP Veterinarian of the Year!

L to R:  Dr. Colleen Pollock (Merck Animal Health), Rae-Leigh Pederzolli

The 2019 Conference marked the 11th 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 2018 graduates were invited to present a beef or dairy case report at the Conference. Presentations were given by: Ryan Morgan, Gracyn Johnson, Julia Case, Brennan Munro and Rae-Leigh Pederzolli. Following their 10-minute presentation those in attendance were asked to rank the presenters based on topic as well as presentation. The winner, Rae-Leigh Pederzolli (UCVM 2020) received $1,500. First runner up was Gracyn Johnson (WCVM 2020), and second runner up was Julia Case (UCVM 2020). Thank you to Merck for continuing to sponsor this Competition and to the students for their participation!

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