AVC celebrates its people!
AVC honoured staff members for excellence and recognized retiring faculty and staff during its annual ice cream social on June 27.
Dr. Greg Keefe, dean of AVC, presented Dean’s Awards of Excellence to Stacey Dykens, registered veterinary technician (RVT) and veterinary technician specialist in emergency and critical care, Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH)-Intensive Care Unit; Debbie Gass, CSR technician, Materials Management Unit (MMU); Heather Jack, RVT, VTH-Large Animal Hospital; and Darlene Weeks, senior wildlife technician, Pathology and Microbiology and the Centre for Wildlife Health Cooperative-Atlantic node.
Award nominators were Dr. Lindsay Parker for Stacey Dykens; Dr. Shawn McKenna for Debbie Gass; Dr. Aimie Doyle for Heather Jack; and Dr. Pierre-Yves Daoust and Dr. Scott McBurney for Darlene Weeks.
“Our staff are essential to the efficient functioning of all areas of AVC,” said Dr. Keefe. “Our clinicians, researchers, and faculty rely on the expert skills and strong work ethic of our staff to help them in their work. On behalf of the College, I thank this year’s award winners for their dedication to the success of our teaching, research, and service programs.”
Retirees honoured at the social were Doris Compton, CSR technician, MMU; Dr. Alice Crook, coordinator, Sir James Dunn Animal Welfare Centre; Dr. Jeffrey Lewis, professor of bacteriology, Pathology and Microbiology; Janice Mercey, MTS night technician, VTH; and Dr. David Seeler, associate professor of anaesthesiology, Companion Animals.
Dr. Keefe thanked the retiring staff and faculty members for their many years of service at AVC and wished them good health and happiness during their retirement.