Joining us for our November luncheon is Dr. Gordon Atkins; Senior Instructor, Clinical Skills – Department of Production Animal Health – Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, where he will talk about “From Dairy Cows to Chuckwagon Horses”.
Dr. Gordon Atkins was born and raised on a dairy farm near Calgary and graduated with distinction from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 1973. His practice career has spanned over 4 decades and has focused on all aspects of dairy practice, equine practice, and now veterinary teaching. He is a Past President of the North American Association of Bovine Practitioners and was the recipient of this Association’s Practitioner of the Year Award. He became a partner with Moore and Co. Veterinary services in Calgary in 1975 and has served as a veterinarian at the Calgary Stampede working with chuckwagon horses for 37 years. His passion for chuckwagon racing led to him becoming a member of the Stampede Chuckwagon Committee and he currently chairs this Committee. He also remains active in the dairy cattle business serving as a herd veterinarian for some of Alberta’s most valuable purebred cattle, and an Official Judge and veterinary consultant on the conformation evaluation committee for Holstein Canada. His speaking and judging assignments have taken him from coast to coast in Canada and to over 20 countries internationally. He now shares his vast veterinary experiences with many of our bright young veterinary students here at the University of Calgary where he has been honoured with numerous teaching awards and serves as a Teaching Professor in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine.
Thursday, 18 November 2015
11:45 AM to 1:30 PM (MDT)
710 13 Avenue Southwest
Calgary, AB T2R 0K9