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Atlantic Veterinary College celebrates student and faculty achievements

AVC honoured 76 students and three faculty members during Fall Awards and Recognition night.
| Atlantic Veterinary College
Rachel Cutcliffe
Dr. Anne Marie Carey, associate dean of academic and student affairs, welcomes guests to Fall Awards and Recognition Night.
Dr. Anne Marie Carey, associate dean of academic and student affairs, welcomes guests to Fall Awards and Recognition Night.

The Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC) at the University of Prince Edward Island hosted its annual Fall Awards and Recognition night on Wednesday, November 9 in the McCain Foundation Learning Commons.

Fall Awards and Recognition Night is an important part of AVC’s history and tradition, and annually recognizes doctor of veterinary medicine (DVM) students, graduate students, and faculty members who have excelled academically and/or have made significant impacts in their communities. The event also provides the opportunity for donors to present their awards and meet their award recipients in person.

Approximately $230,000 in scholarships and awards were presented to 63 DVM students and 13 graduate students for a total of 103 awards. Additionally, 146 DVM students made the AVC Dean’s Honour Roll which recognizes students who have achieved an overall academic average of 80 per cent or higher in the 2021 – 22 academic year.

In faculty awards, Dr. Stephanie Landry, lecturer, was the recipient of the Zoetis Carl J. Norden Distinguished Teacher Award, recognizing an outstanding teacher, who, through their ability, dedication, character, and leadership, contributes significantly to the advancement of the profession.

Dr. Mitchell Carr, lecturer, received the Students of the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association Teacher of the Year Award which is awarded to the faculty member voted most influential in promoting the interest and enthusiasm of third-year students in veterinary medicine.

Finally, Dr. Mark Fast, professor and chair, Department of Pathology and Microbiology, was awarded the Zoetis Award for Research Excellence, which is one of the most prestigious research awards for an AVC faculty member. The purpose of the award is to foster innovative research, on which scientific advancement of the profession depends, by recognizing outstanding research effort and productivity.

“Fall Awards and Recognition Night provides an opportunity for us to highlight the great work, research, training, and education that is happening inside AVC and outside in our communities,” says Dr. John VanLeeuwen, interim dean, AVC. “We were pleased that we were able to gather safely together as a community once again and resume this important AVC tradition.”

In 2020, the AVC was unable to host its Fall Awards and Recognition night due to COVID-19 restrictions and in 2021, the College hosted a modified version of the event.

To view the list of the AVC Dean’s Honour Roll:

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