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CVMA Welcomes Dr. Marie-Claude Blais to Council

January 23, 2018

The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) is pleased to welcome Dr. Marie-Claude Blais to Council, as the FMV/AVC Representative. Dr. Blais replaces Dr. Kathleen MacMillan whose term ended on December 31, 2017. We Dr. Marie-Claude Blaisthank Dr. MacMillan for her work in this role. 

Dr. Blais graduated from the Faculté de médecine vétérinaire of the Université de Montréal in 2002. Following an internship at the Centre Vétérinaire DMV in Montreal and an additional year as an emergency clinician, she pursued a specialization at the University of Pennsylvania (2005) with a Fellowship in Transfusion Medicine under Dr. Urs Giger. Dr. Blais subsequently completed a residency in Small Animal Internal Medicine at Tufts University (2008) and became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine that same year.

In August 2008, Dr. Blais returned to the Université de Montréal where she is currently an Associate Professor in Small Animal Internal Medicine. She is in charge of the Small Animal Blood Bank of the Centre Hospitalier Vétérianire Universitaire, reflecting her main research interest, all aspects of transfusion medicine. Most recently, Dr. Blais concluded a collaboration agreement with the Canadian Animal Blood Bank, a not-for profit organization based in Winnipeg which was founded through the efforts of the Manitoba Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA) and Red River College. This collaboration helps provide high quality blood products to veterinarians throughout Canada.

Dr. Blais is also passionate about the quality of DMV programs and continuing education for veterinarians, reflected by her participation in numerous committees. She is the proud recipient of the Canadian Association of Veterinary Medicine Teaching Award (2010-2011; 2015-2016).