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Dr. Mark D. H. Lawrence Memorial Award
Current 3rd Year
|Occasion:||AVC Fall Recognition Night|
|Description:||Awarded to a third-year Veterinary Medicine student at AVC who is from Atlantic Canada, and who demonstrates proficiency in small animal medicine and surgery as well as leadership in student or community affairs.|
|Background:||The Canadian veterinary community was saddened by the loss of Dr. Mark Lawrence in a skiing accident on February 23, 2001. Dr. Lawrence, originally from Amherst, Nova Scotia, obtained his DVM degree in 1983 from the Ontario Veterinary College. He was the dedicated owner of Valley Veterinary Hospital, a successful small animal practice in Fredericton, New Brunswick. He was widely respected for his dedication to the veterinary profession. This commitment included time spend as presiden t of the New Brunswick Veterinary Medical Association and service on various committees associated with the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association. He was a keen athlete and was involved in numerous community activities. Dr. Lawrence's greatest joy was his wife, Debbie, and children David, Brendan and Christie. Other family members include his parents, Dr. Tony Lawrence and Dr. Jill Lawrence, sisters Ms. Claire Khuen, Dr. Sarah Muirhead and Ms. Anne Lawrence, and brother Mr. Michael Lawrence. The Dr. Mark D.H. Lawrence Memorial Award fund has been established at the University of Prince Edward Island by colleagues, friends and family. The award will be presented annually at the Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC) Recognition Night to a third year Atlantic Canadian student who demonstrates proficiency in small animal medicine and surgery, has financial need and shows leadership in student or community affairs.|