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WCABP's Bylaws indicate that an Honorary Life Membership may be awarded to an individual who is 65 years of age and has made an Outstanding contribution to either the affairs of the Association or veterinary profession. Members nominate a potential recipient by forwarding a letter which outlines the nominee's achievements and why the person is worthy of an Honorary Life membership. This must then be passed by two-thirds (2/3) majority vote at the AGM.

Left to Right:  Dr. Carmen Millham (nominator), Dr. Richard Krauss (recipient), Dr. Tim Nickel (Boehringer Ingelheim)

This year’s recipient of the Boehringer Ingelheim WCABP Veterinarian of the Year award is Dr. Richard Krauss from Preeceville, SK.  

Dr. Krauss has practiced veterinary medicine for over 50 years.  He graduated in the first WCVM class of 1969.  Before starting his practice in Preeceville, he worked in Ogema, Burnaby, and Weyburn.  He has practiced veterinary medicine in Preeceville, SK for the last 48 years.  The focus of his practice has been on bovine medicine and surgery.  

Over the years, Dr. Krauss has had a dozen associates, 8 veterinary technicians and has mentored approximately 25 students.  He has always been very passionate about veterinary medicine; more specifically bovine practice. 

His knowledge and enthusiasm for veterinary practice, in particular bovine practice, is remarkable.  He has a grassroots approach to cattle and bovine practice which allows him to communicate with his colleagues, students and producers.  He is tremendously respected in the region as a wealth of knowledge and compassion.  Over the last 50 years, as the beef industry grew, expanded, and matured Dr. Krauss has educated, supported, and nurtured his clients and the region’s industry.  He was a major contributor in the expansion of the cattle industry in north-eastern Saskatchewan.  He worked with other sectors of the industry to pull all the resources together to support his clients’ cattle operations.  Dr. Krauss’ family also had a large cow herd for many years.

In summary, Dr. Krauss is worthy of the Boehringer Ingelheim/WCABP Veterinarian of the Year.  He has dedicated his life to veterinary medicine, in particular bovine practice, the cattle industry, his community, while supporting his family and is very deserving of this Award.

Congratulations Richard on being named the 2020 Boehringer Ingelheim / WCABP Veterinarian of the Year!

The CABV/ACVB is accepting nominations for the 2020 Brian MacNaughton Memorial Award, Sponsored by Elanco. This award recognizes a veterinarian who has made significant contributions to CABV/ACVB and/or had a major contribution to organized bovine veterinary medicine in Canada at the national level.
Nominations are due by June 1st, 2020.  Please click here to read the nomination criteria and get the nomination form.

CABV/ACVB in conjunction with Boehringer Ingelheim are pleased to once again announce the Metacam® 20* Bovine Welfare Award. This award will recognize the achievements in advancing the welfare of animals via leadership, public service, education, research/product development, and/or advocacy by a DVM or animal scientists working in Canada, a faculty member or graduate student of a Canadian University.
The deadline for submission of nomination is May 31, 2020. Please click here to get more information. Get the nomination form here

The Western Canadian Dairy Seminar (WCDS; March 10-13, 2020; Cambridge Hotel (formerly the Sheraton Hotel), Red Deer, AB) is a place to network and gather the latest information in dairy production and technology advances. This seminar is designed for people who want to improve their knowledge and decision-making abilities in dairy production and management.
We have speakers presenting on a wide range of topics, including animal health and welfare, reproduction, nutrition, and farm management. Our 75 booth industry trade show also showcases the latest dairy-related research with a research poster display area.
View the program here or see the attached pdf. Early registration rate is $295 (until Feb 11, 2020). A student rate ($85) and part registrations (i.e., one or two days) are also available. See our registration page ( for more details

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