Our pal and colleague Dr. Dave Wilson, handed away unexpectedly in 2021. He was a real champion for animal well-being. In an effort to honour his legacy, the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society is happy to share the Dr. Dave Wilson Memorial Award on the College of Guelph has been created in his honour.
A dedication to life-long studying
Dr. Dave Wilson graduated from the Ontario Veterinary Faculty with a Physician of Veterinary Drugs and MSc. in Scientific Toxicology. He began his profession working in small animal/blended non-public follow earlier than becoming a member of the Ontario SPCA the place he spent the final 18 years of his profession. He’d labored by means of the ranks inside the Society, managing an animal centre earlier than ultimately changing into the Senior Director of Shelter Well being & Wellness.
A pioneer in shelter medication, Dave was dedicated to life-long studying; he got down to create a humane and wholesome setting for animals in shelters and past. Dave co-authored one of many first manuals of its form on infectious illness prevention in shelter environments. He was a mentor, chief and true champion for the animals. He made it his mission to encourage others to make a distinction in animal welfare. It was a ardour he handed on to numerous animal care employees and veterinary college students who had been lucky sufficient to have Dave mentor them throughout their scientific rotations.
Honouring Dave Wilson
The brand new award in reminiscence of Dave Wilson might be introduced to an Ontario scholar who has efficiently accomplished Section 3 of the D.V.M. program on the Ontario Veterinary Faculty and has been chosen by classmates as exhibiting distinctive compassion towards, and curiosity, in animals.
“We’re grateful to have this award devoted in honour of the late Dr. Dave Wilson. It is going to at all times be a reminder of his laborious work and achievements for animal welfare and his time with the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society. It’s our hope that this award will inspire veterinary college students to advocate for animal welfare for generations to return,” says Doug Brooks, Chief Govt Officer, the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society.