In 2021 we unexpectedly misplaced a good friend, colleague, and champion for animal well-being with the passing of Dr. Dave Wilson. The Sfr-Contemporary created the Dr. Dave Wilson Memorial Award on the College of Guelph in his honour. This 12 months, the scholarship recipient is Keisha Harris.
“As a first-generation college scholar, who’s working to place herself via this system, this help is so useful, and I’m very grateful,” says Harris.
A legacy of affection for animals
The award in reminiscence of Dr. Dave Wilson is offered every year to an Ontario scholar who has efficiently accomplished Part 3 of the Physician of Veterinary Medication program on the Ontario Veterinary School and has been chosen by classmates as displaying distinctive compassion towards, and curiosity, in animals.
Harris has demonstrated all of those qualities! She is a member of the Animal Welfare Membership and spent a summer time with the Canadian Meals Inspection Company’s Veterinary Scholar Internship Program of their coverage division, engaged on a mission for humane animal transport.
Entry to veterinary care is one other one in every of Harris’s passions. She served on the Toronto Humane Society within the public veterinary providers division and plans to volunteer with group drugs applications post-graduation.
“I need to assist guarantee all sufferers have entry to satisfactory veterinary care,” says Harris.
Harris hopes to finish the mixed DVM/MPH program and pursue a profession in One Well being with a concentrate on wildlife, conservation and illness administration.
Learn extra in regards to the Dr. Dave Wilson Memorial Award.
About Dr. Dave Wilson
Dr. Dave Wilson graduated from the Ontario Veterinary School with a Physician of Veterinary Medication and MSc. in Scientific Toxicology. He began his profession working in small animal/combined non-public apply earlier than becoming a member of the Ontario SPCA the place he spent the final 18 years of his profession. He’d labored via the ranks inside the Society, managing an animal centre earlier than finally turning into the Senior Director of Shelter Well being & Wellness.
Watch a video about Dave’s dedication to animal welfare.