Island veterinarians honoured
Two Prince Edward Island veterinarians have been recognized by the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association.
Dr. Timothy Ogilvie is being honoured with a life membership to the association for being a leader, pioneer and teacher for many generations of veterinarians. Dr. Nicole Gallant of Kensington was named national president of the organization during its recent annual convention.
Ogilvie has been recognized for turning the fledgling Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC) into a vehicle for constructive change in the region and profession. He was a founding member of the college, where he served as chairman of the department of health management and subsequently went on to become AVC dean for two terms, serving at the university from 1985-2014.
Now the dean of the School of Veterinary Medicine, St. George’s University Grenada, West Indies, Ogilvie has held a distinguished career as a clinician in private and academic practice, a teacher and mentor to generations of students and faculty, and an administrator at all levels of veterinary medicine.
After Gallant graduated from the Faculté de médecine vétérinaire at the University of Montreal in 1983, she returned to P.E.I. to practise at the Kensington Veterinary Clinic for what was intended to be one year. That was 31 years ago.
Gallant became a partner at the Kensington Veterinary Clinic in 1990.
For the first 20 years of the practice, she focused on large animal, which included dairy herd health. She now focuses on small animals with some exotic species, such as emu and alpacas.