2014 Boehringer Ingelheim WCABP Veterinarian of the Year

January 31, 2014 Written by WCABP
Dr. Pete Knight accepts award from Dr. Doug Myers (Boehringer Ingelheim) Dr. Pete Knight accepts award from Dr. Doug Myers (Boehringer Ingelheim)

This year's recipient of the Boehringer Ingelheim WCABP Veterinarian of the Year award was Dr. Pete Knight from Red Deer, AB.

Dr. Knight was born in Lloydminster, AB and was raised on the family farm in Frenchman Butte, SK. He graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon in 1974. Pete practiced in a mixed animal practice in Vermilion, AB for ten years with a focus on cow-calf practice. In 1985 Pete decided to make a career change and took a job as a staff veterinarian at a large Charolais ranch near Erskine, AB. In 1986 Pete joined Norden Laboratories, first in sales and then as a Technical Service Veterinarian, for the large animal portfolio. Pete remained entrenched as a technical service Veterinarian through the Norden, Smithkline Beecham, Pfizer Animal Health and finally Zoetis times.

Pete's dedication to the cattle industry and his profession during his years of service was clearly evident in all of his actions. He was truly missed when he made the choice to move out of private practice. His career as an industry veterinarian touched thousands of producers through his association with industry groups and producer meetings, along with the resolution of product complaints and adverse drug reactions. Pete always knew the right things to say to agitated customers and is highly respected amongst his peers and the producers that he has touched.

Congratulations Pete on being named the 2014 Boehringer Ingelheim WCABP Veterinarian of the Year!

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