PEI Veterinary Medical Association honors Dr. Ian Dohoo

Dr. Ian Dohoo, a founding faculty member of the Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC) at UPEI, has been honoured by the Prince Edward Island Veterinary Medical Association (PEIVMA).

During the association’s recent annual meeting, Dr. Dohoo 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, his or her Prince Edward Island community, and the health and welfare of animals.

“On behalf of AVC, I congratulate Dr. Dohoo on receiving the Prince Edward Island Veterinary Leadership Award,” says Dr. Don Reynolds, Dean of AVC. “He is a stellar teacher and researcher who is very deserving of this recognition by his peers.”

Dr. Dohoo is a Professor Emeritus of epidemiology at the University of Prince Edward Island and the immediate past-Director of the Centre for Veterinary Epidemiological Research. His extensive publication and graduate student supervision records, combined with authorship of the leading graduate level text in the field (Veterinary Epidemiologic Research), have established his reputation as a leading international figure in veterinary epidemiology and population-based health research.

He is recognized as an excellent teacher both locally and internationally and is frequently involved in the delivery of high level post-graduate courses around the world. He has served as President of the Canadian Association of Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine and has received numerous teaching and research awards. In 2005 he was one of four veterinarians in Canada elected as an inaugural Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. In 2008 he was awarded an honorary Veterinary Medical Doctorate by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and in 2012, an honorary Doctor of Science by the University of Guelph, his alma mater.

Dr. Dohoo studied veterinary medicine at Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, graduating in 1976 with his doctor of veterinary medicine degree and in 1982 with his PhD. He joined the faculty of the Atlantic Veterinary College in 1985, the year before the College accepted its first class of students. After an illustrious career at AVC, he retired in August of 2012.

Dr. Dohoo was nominated for the Prince Edward Island Veterinary Leadership Award by three of his colleagues at AVC, Drs Larry Hammell, Greg Keefe and Ian Gardner.