Friday, July 17, 2015

SCAW Travelling Volunteer Doug MacDougald Recognized

Dr. Doug MacDougald Recognized for Outstanding Contributions to the Swine Industry

OTTAWA, ON – Dr. Doug MacDougald was awarded the 2015 Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) Merck Veterinary Award for his monumental work in the swine industry. He is widely recognized as a key opinion leader and veterinary leader within the North American pork industry for his work to minimize, control and ultimately promote the elimination of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED) virus in Canada.

“We are pleased to present this prestigious award to a man whose contributions to the profession have so positively impacted the swine industry in Canada, with the benefits reaching both producers and consumers,” says Dr. Jean Gauvin, 2014-15 CVMA President.

Dr. MacDougald graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, in 1977 and is a veterinarian, and founding partner, in South West Ontario Veterinary Services, a Swine Herd Health Management practice. He has focused on production and health management with a broad knowledge of the economics of the pig industry throughout his career.

Among many other professional activities and organizations, he is the Chair of the Ontario Swine Health Advisory Board and a member of the Ontario Association of Swine Veterinarians and the Western Canadian Association of Swine Practitioners.

The Merck Veterinary Award, sponsored by Merck Animal Health, is presented to a veterinarian whose work in large animal practice, clinical research, or basic sciences is judged to have contributed significantly to the advancement of large animal medicine and surgery, including herd health management.