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 School with a Physician of Veterinary Drugs and MSc. in Medical Toxicology. He began his profession working in small animal/combined non-public observe earlier than becoming a member of the Ontario SPCA the place he spent the final 18 years of his profession. He’d labored by way of the ranks throughout the Society, managing an animal centre earlier than finally turning into the Senior Director of Shelter Well being & Wellness.
A pioneer in shelter drugs, Dave was dedicated to life-long studying; he got down to create a humane and wholesome surroundings 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 workers and veterinary college students who have been lucky sufficient to have Dave mentor them throughout their medical rotations.
Honouring Dave Wilson
The brand new award in reminiscence of Dave Wilson will probably be offered to an Ontario scholar who has efficiently accomplished Section 3 of the D.V.M. program on the Ontario Veterinary School and has been chosen by classmates as displaying distinctive compassion towards, and curiosity, in animals.
“We’re grateful to have this award devoted in honour of the late Dr. Dave Wilson. It would at all times be a reminder of his exhausting work and achievements for animal welfare and his time with the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society. It’s our hope that this award will encourage veterinary college students to advocate for animal welfare for generations to come back,” says Doug Brooks, Chief Government Officer, the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society.