Is­land vet­eri­nar­i­ans hon­oured

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - THE PROVINCE -

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.


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