Dr. Dave Wilson Memorial Pupil 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 Ontario SPCA and Humane Society 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 School with a Physician of Veterinary Medication and MSc. in Scientific Toxicology. He began his profession working in small animal/combined personal follow 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 throughout the Society, managing an animal centre earlier than ultimately changing into the Senior Director of Shelter Well being & Wellness. 

Watch a video about Dave’s dedication to animal welfare. 

A pioneer in shelter medication, 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 sort 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 will probably be offered to an Ontario pupil who has efficiently accomplished Part 3 of the D.V.M. program on the Ontario Veterinary School and has been chosen by classmates as displaying 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 all the time be a reminder of his exhausting work and achievements for animal welfare and his time with the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society. It’s our hope that this award will encourage veterinary college students to advocate for animal welfare for generations to return,” says Doug Brooks, Chief Government Officer, the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society. 

Learn extra concerning the Dr. Dave Wilson Memorial Award.  

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