AVC faculty member Dr. Tim Ogilvie recognized by PEI Veterinary Medical Association

Dr. Tim Ogilvie, past dean of the Atlantic Veterinary College at UPEI, has been honoured by the Prince Edward Island Veterinary Medical Association (PEIVMA).

During the association’s recent annual meeting, Dr. Ogilvie was presented with the Prince Edward Island Veterinary Leadership Award, the highest award given by the PEIVMA. The award recognizes a veterinarian’s strong career of achievement and dedication to the profession, the P.E.I. community, and the health and welfare of animals.

“The PEI Veterinary Medical Association was pleased to select Dr. Ogilvie as the recipient for this year’s award,” says Dr. Carrie Lavers of the PEI VMA’s council. “He has made tremendous contributions to both our veterinary profession and the P.E.I. community and is very deserving of the PEIVMA Leadership Award.”

Dr. Ogilvie graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1975 with his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree, and went on to earn his Master of Sciences and Board Certification at the University of Guelph.

After working on PEI with the provincial government and in private veterinary practice, he joined AVC as a founding faculty member in 1985. He was acting dean of AVC from 1998 to 1999 and chair of the Department of Health Management from 1990 to 1998. During this time, he was also co-director of AVC's Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

He has held many positions over the years, including president of the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association from 1991 to 1992, chair of the Canadian Agri-Food Research Council Expert Committee on Animal Health from 2002 to 2006, and a member of the Atlantic Agricultural Coordinating Council (1998 to 2006) and the CFIA Avian Influenza Advisory Committee (2006 to 2007).

Dr. Ogilvie has also served on UPEI’s senior management group and the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges, and as president of the Canadian Faculties of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine.

Earlier this year, Dr. Ogilvie was awarded the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association’s 2011 President’s Award. In 2008 Dr. Ogilvie was honoured by having AVC’s award-winning summer vet camp program named the Dr. Tim Ogilvie AVC Vet Camp. He is currently a professor in AVC’s Department of Health Management and is active in the Island community.

“On behalf of AVC, I congratulate Dr. Ogilvie on this well-deserved award,” says Dr. Don Reynolds, Dean of AVC. “We are fortunate to have Dr. Ogilvie sharing his expertise and experience with the Island community and with future veterinarians studying at AVC.”

Photo: Dr. Carrie Lavers of the Prince Edward Island Veterinary Medical Association congratulates Dr. Tim Ogilvie, past dean of the Atlantic Veterinary College, on receiving the association’s veterinary leadership award in recognition of his achievements and dedication to the profession, the P.E.I. community, and the health and welfare of animals. Photo courtesy of Margaret McPike