Bruno, who spent 27 days in a well, is in intensive care at the WCVM Veterinary Medical Centre.

Bruno in stable condition at U of S animal hospital

On Friday, Oct. 21, the Western College of Veterinary Medicine’s Veterinary Medical Centre (VMC) released the following statement about Bruno, one of the hospital’s small animal patients.

The VMC at the University of Saskatchewan is treating the seven-year-old chocolate Labrador retriever that was rescued after spending 27 days trapped in a well near his family’s home. 

We’re working diligently to provide the best medical care for our patient, Bruno, and we are very happy with his progress.

He is in our intensive care unit in stable condition, he seems comfortable, and he has responded well to initial therapy. Bruno’s recovery will not be quick, but he is displaying a strong will to live. Our small animal medicine clinicians are managing Bruno’s care in collaboration with our nutritionist.

I’m very confident that our team can provide the best, specialized care possible for this unique case.

Dr. Duncan Hockley, Director, Veterinary Medical Centre
Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM)
University of Saskatchewan (U of S) 


For more information, contact:

Jeanette Neufeld
Communications Co-ordinator
Western College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Saskatchewan
C: 306-290-4572


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