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Alberta Equine Veterinary Practice Receives National Award for Excellence

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 CVMA Practice of the Year Award, sponsored by Scotiabank, was established in 2013 to recognize a veterinary practice team for outstanding achievement within their local community. This year’s recipient, Delaney Veterinary Services Ltd., has a philosophy that blends modern advances with time honoured values of compassion, respect, and empathy, while also raising the bar for equine care. This veterinary practice provides complete care for horses of all shapes and sizes and has grown from offering ambulatory services to becoming a state-of-the-art, full service surgical referral center. The management and staff are dedicated to patient well-being, offering the highest quality and compassionate care, work with owners to ensure the best possible outcome, and consider 24/7 emergency services essential to their patient’s welfare and every owner’s peace of mind. The clinic is anchored by practice owners, Drs. Lana Delaney and Ryan Shoemaker who are a team in the clinic and beyond. The practice is a family affair with an additional four veterinarians on staff with a range of specialties from surgery and lameness to rehabilitation and dentistry. The practice also employs five registered animal health technologists, two veterinary assistants, one reproduction assistant, and nine office and facilities staff members. It is also a referral hospital equipped with high quality, modern equipment to serve their clients and provide client care for many referring veterinarians across the western provinces. The hospital is part of the University of Calgary’s distributed learning for veterinary students and various animal health technology programs that visit their facility for specific learning opportunities or extended rotations. Delaney Veterinary Services Ltd. takes pride in their role as educators and mentors to future generations.