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Alberta Veterinarian Honoured for Dedicating Entire Career to Canadian Swine

July 30, 2020

The CVMA has proudly recognized its members’ exceptional contributions to the veterinary profession and animal health and welfare for over 30 years. This year is no exception despite finding ourselves in an unprecedented situation, collectively. As we were unable to honour this year’s awards recipients in-person at the CVMA Awards Ceremony, held annually during our Convention in July, the CVMA highlighted recipients and their outstanding achievements through our social media channels, eNewsletters, and web news. We invite you to read more about one of our exceptional recipients below.  

The Merck Veterinary Award, established in 1985 and sponsored by Merck Animal Health, is presented to a CVMA member whose work in food animal production practice, clinical research, or basic sciences is judged to have contributed significantly to the advancement of food animal medicine and surgery, including herd health management. This year’s recipient graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, advocates strongly for the veterinary profession, agriculture, and agribusiness and operates a third-generation mixed farm in central Alberta with his family. He is a practicing veterinarian and president at the Prairie Swine Health Services in Red Deer, Alberta and Steinbach, Manitoba. He began providing consulting services in Asia in 2010, focusing on veterinary training, infection prevention and control, and enhancing biosecurity capacity. He has been teaching swine medicine at the University of Calgary – Faculty of Veterinary Medicine since 2008 and his passion for agriculture and supporting farmers and agribusiness brought him to the national stage in 2014 as the Canadian Pork Council’s Veterinary Counselor. Congratulations to the 2020 Merck Veterinary Award recipient, Dr. Egan Brockhoff!