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This year's recipient of the Boehringer Ingelheim WCABP Veterinarian of the Year award was Dr. Ian Goodbrand from Provost, AB.

Ian has been involved in the beef industry since his youth, as he was raised on his parent's ranch near Youngstown, Alberta. His interest in cattle continued through his formative years as a student, and through completion of his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. Ian graduated from WCVM in 1991 and began working in an RM clinic located in Pierceland, Saskatchewan. After one year of practice experience, Ian chose to return to Alberta and purchase the clinic in Provost. It is here that Ian and his wife Connie set down their roots to build on a thriving mixed animal practice, with a focus on high quality beef production medicine and consultation. While building a practice they also worked with Connie's father to start their cattle ranching and feeding operation. Ian's interest in beef production kept him grounded in the industry such that 'beef as a business' became the focal point of his style of medicine and consultation.

To help detect and control Johne's disease in the province, the Ministry of Agriculture has developed a surveillance and control program for Saskatchewan producers of purebred cattle. The Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association is the administrator for this program, which is funded under Growing Forward 2. Please visit for more information and eligibility.

Press release: 2014 Metacam® 20 Bovine Welfare Award

Albuquerque, September 18th 2014 – The CABV/ACVB executive board and Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Ltd. are very pleased to announce the recipient of the 2014 Metacam® 20 Bovine Welfare Award.

"It is our distinct pleasure to announce Dr. Joseph (Joe) Stookey as the recipient of the 2014 Metacam 20 Bovine Welfare Award", says Dr. John Campbell, Secretary-Treasurer of the CABV/ACVB. Read More...

WCABP / Merck Animal Health Student Case Report / Research Presentation Competition

This is a student competition, taking place at the January 2015 WCABP Conference, to encourage development of scientific inquiry methods and communication abilities. Click here to read information on requirements and how to apply.

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.

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