AVC alumnus honoured by Canadian Veterinary Medical Association

Dr. David Condon receives national award
Posted: 
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Dr. David Condon (right) accepts the CVMA Small Animal Practitioner Award from Rod Cunniam, Division Vice-President, Petsecure Pet Health Insurance.

Congratulations to Dr. David Condon, AVC Class of 1991, on being awarded the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) Small Animal Practitioner Award for his compassion towards the animals in his care and his dedication to the student veterinarians he mentors and supervises.

Dr. Condon was honoured during the CVMA’s annual convention held in Charlottetown in July. The following is a media release issued by the CVMA on July 14, 2017, to mark his achievements:

Island veterinarian awarded for his compassion towards animals and dedication to student veterinarians

Ottawa, Ont. – Dr. David Condon was honoured with the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) Small Animal Practitioner Award for his compassion towards the animals in his care and his dedication to the student veterinarians he mentors and supervises.

“I can attest to Dr. Condon’s outstanding reputation as a competent and caring small animal practitioner within our community,” says Dr. Leigh Lamont, Associate Dean, Academic and Student Affairs, University of Prince Edward Island. “What I believe sets Dr. Condon apart is his passion for education and his willingness to mentor veterinary students.”

Dr. Condon, who grew up on a small family farm on P.E.I., developed a strong interest in veterinary dentistry and has devoted a significant portion of his time pursuing continuing education in this area. He was instrumental in the formation of the student chapter of the Foundation for Veterinary Dentistry for Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC) students, hosts dental wet labs for the students at his clinic, and offers lunch lectures on veterinary dentistry at AVC.

Dr. Condon and his wife, Lisa, travel with the Peter Emily International Veterinary Dental Foundation to provide free veterinary dental care to captive large cats (tiger, lions, etc.).

He is a member of the Foundation for Veterinary Dentistry, the CVMA, the PEI Veterinary Medical Association, and the Canadian Veterinary Reserve. He currently serves on the board of directors of his local watershed group and has had past involvement with the PEI Wildlife Federation.

“Perhaps most noteworthy are the students who report that they leave their rotation at the Abegweit Animal Hospital feeling more confident in their skill set and ready to practice independently. That is high praise indeed,” adds Dr. Lamont.

CVMA’s Small Animal Practitioner Award, sponsored by Petsecure Pet Health Insurance, is presented to a CVMA member whose work in small animal practice, clinical research or basic sciences is judged to have contributed significantly to the advancement of small animal medicine, surgery, or the management of a small animal practice.

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The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) is the national and international voice for Canada’s veterinarians, providing leadership and advocacy for veterinary medicine. Each year, CVMA proudly recognizes individuals and groups for their outstanding contribution to veterinary medicine. Visit canadianveterinarians.net to learn more about CVMA.

Contact:

Tanya Frye, Communications & Public Relations
Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA)
613-236-1162 ext. 128 or tfrye@cvma-acmv.org

Anna MacDonald
AVC External Relations Officer
Department: 
Atlantic Veterinary College
Phone: 
(902) 566-6786
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