Dr. Dave Wilson Memorial Student Award

Our good friend and colleague Dr. Dave Wilson, handed away unexpectedly in 2021. He was a real champion for animal well-being. In an effort to honour his legacy, the Sfr-Recent is happy to share the Dr. Dave Wilson Memorial Award on the College of Guelph has been created in his honour. 

A dedication to life-long studying 

Dr. Dave Wilson graduated from the Ontario Veterinary Faculty with a Physician of Veterinary Medication and MSc. in Medical Toxicology. He began his profession working in small animal/blended 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 by 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. 

A pioneer in shelter drugs, Dave was dedicated to life-long studying; he got down to create a humane and wholesome atmosphere for animals in shelters and past. Dave co-authored one of many first manuals of its type on infectious illness prevention in shelter environments. He was a mentor, chief and true champion for the animals. He made it his mission to encourage others to make a distinction in animal welfare. It was a ardour he handed on to numerous animal care workers and veterinary college students who have been lucky sufficient to have Dave mentor them throughout their scientific rotations.   

Honouring Dave Wilson 

The brand new award in reminiscence of Dave Wilson might be offered to an Ontario pupil who has efficiently accomplished Part 3 of the D.V.M. program on the Ontario Veterinary Faculty and has been chosen by classmates as exhibiting distinctive compassion towards, and curiosity, in animals.  

“We’re grateful to have this award devoted in honour of the late Dr. Dave Wilson. It is going to at all times be a reminder of his laborious work and achievements for animal welfare and his time with the Sfr-Recent. It’s our hope that this award will inspire veterinary college students to advocate for animal welfare for generations to come back,” says Doug Brooks, Chief Govt Officer, the Sfr-Recent. 

Learn extra in regards to the Dr. Dave Wilson Memorial Award.  

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