The Western Canadian Association of Swine Veterinarians' (WCASV) was established in 1974 to provide networking opportunities amongst food supply veterinarians engaged in the western Canadian swine industry. The WCASV's specific objectives are to provide continuing education and scientific updates to the membership who have special interests swine practice, research and the pork industry. The WCASV also provides financial support to the swine production medicine curriculum at WCVM, and provides two awards to undergraduate veterinary students who show excellence in swine medicine. The Association has rotating presidency and a designated secretary treasurer, scientific program chair, and office support. The current membership is 75 veterinarians involved in swine and food animal production medicine from across western Canada. Membership, in the WCASV is restricted to veterinarians and requires membership in the Canadian Association of Swine Veterinarians'. The WCASV is administered at the University of Saskatchewan, Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM), Saskatoon and is a non-profit professional organization.