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A Canadian Veterinary Profession Pioneer Honoured with CVMA Life Membership

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.  

CVMA Life Membership is presented to a CVMA member for long and outstanding service on CVMA Council, Executive, Boards, and Committees or for outstanding contributions to the veterinary profession. This year’s recipient received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1972 from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) and spent three years practicing in northeastern Alberta before returning to WCVM on an Alberta-sponsored fellowship to complete a post-graduate degree. He received a Master’s of Veterinary Science degree from the University of Melbourne in 1977 before accepting a position with WCVM’s Ambulatory Clinic where he focussed on beef cattle medicine. He became associated with Feedlot Health Management Services in 2003 and began working with Canada’s newest Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Calgary (UCVM) in 2005 before accepting its first class of students in 2008. He recently transitioned from holding the 10-year position of UCVM’s Associate Dean of Clinical Practice, Community Partnerships to UCVM’s Professor Emeritus in the Production Animal Health Department. His main interests are mitigation of painful cattle procedures, validation of the digital necropsy diagnostics, management of lameness in feedlot cattle, and investigation of referred disease and nutrition problems in the western Canadian community. The CVMA would like to welcome its newest Life Member, Dr. Eugene Janzen!