Victoria Bridge, Saskatoon SK, 2010

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Western College of Veterinary Medicine (U of S)

by Christina Weese on September 27, 2014

It’s always a privilege to go behind the scenes with the veterinarians at the University of Saskatchewan’s Western College of Veterinary Medicine. I’ve been shooting for WCVM Today since 2012, and while the bacteriologists can be a little challenging, for the most part both animal and human subjects are happy to co-operate! The photos cover a wide range of medical treatments offered by the WCVM, including field service, dentistry, opthalmology, anaesthesia, surgery, cancer care, MRI’s, and general pet wellness.

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WCVM Calendar

by Christina Weese on January 1, 2014

WCVM Calendar 2014

The 2014 WCVM Calendar is out and it looks super cool! I did a series of photo shoots for the calendar in the fall and it was so neat to get a behind-the-scenes look at all the different departments – critical care, dentistry, opthalmology, anaesthesia, oncology, and wellness, to name a few.

On the cover is Dr. Barbara Ambros with one of her research cats. The cats stay at the WCVM and participate in studies such as pet food research, and are adopted out to private homes after three years.

Calendar design by Elan Priddy. 

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WCVM Pet Rehab Poster

July 9, 2013
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One of the very first shoots I did at the WCVM was in their Pet Rehab centre, showing some of the patients receiving rehab therapy. It was really a fun shoot (even the cat cooperated!) and their communications office was kind enough to send me a poster they recently designed to promote the centre’s services […]

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2013 Sask Salsa Congress

June 22, 2013
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This year’s 2nd annual International Saskatchewan Salsa & Bachata Congress once again showcased some amazing acts from Canada, the U.S., and Latin America. Some of my favourite performers from last year came back to what organizer Albert Torres called “the smallest Congress on the planet.” Don’t read that as a negative, though – I can’t […]

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2013 Prairie Quarter Horse Breeders’ Futurity

May 21, 2013
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A rainy, late spring meant entry numbers were a bit smaller at this year’s PQHB Futurity, but we still had a blast at Prairieland Park. Judge Ron Anderson kept us entertained and Dale Clearwater once again won the overall high-point award. The PQHB show committee puts a lot of work into sponsors and awards – all […]

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A Visit to the Synchrotron

August 20, 2012
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UPDATE: This article was published in the Star Phoenix October 15, 2012. See more at FoxtailStudio.net » Today I went out on a portrait shoot today for upcoming stories in WCVM Today and Vet Topics. And it took place at the Canadian Light Source Synchrotron! I can’t share any details until the article’s published, but here’s […]

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Saskatoon Exhibition

August 7, 2012
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I love the Exhibition, or the Ex, as the annual fair here in Saskatoon is called. It’s such a lovely mix of trashy and romantic. We used to live much closer to Prairieland Park, where the Ex is held – close enough to get the parking passes that you need to park on nearby residential […]

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Oldenburg Inspection

August 5, 2012
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I snapped this photo of three youngsters loafing in their paddock while out at Jill McDonald’s Ilsabrook Farms for the annual Oldenburg inspection. It was a gorgeous sunny day – perfect for shooting bouncy foals all done up in braids.  

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Grad Photo Session

June 1, 2012
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I love how this session turned out and I’m so excited to share. I was lucky to be asked to photograph Katee’s grad two years ago and this year it was younger sister Haley’s turn. Both girls are gorgeous! It was a cold, rainy day so we headed inside the Delta Bessborough for the photo […]

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A Year at the Races

May 15, 2012
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“The clock has run, the horse has run, and which has measured which?” – Cormack McCarthy In 2007 I had a summer job as a groom at Marquis Downs. It was an eye-opening experience – although I’ve been around horses most of my life, I understand ex-racehorses much better now. These photos were taken with my […]

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