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OVC alumnus named to Order of Canada

Dr. Ian Dohoo, Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward IslandOntario Veterinary College (OVC) alumnus, Dr. Ian Dohoo, OVC DVM 1976 and PhD 1983, has been named to the Order of Canada. Dohoo was recognized for his contributions to veterinary and human epidemiology in developed and developing countries.

Dohoo completed his PhD at OVC in 1983 in epidemiology with Dr. Wayne Martin, OVC DVM 1967 and MSc 1969, and joined the Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC) in 1985, the year before the college accepted its first class of students. He led the development of the college’s internationally recognized research program in veterinary epidemiology, becoming the first director of the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) Centre for Veterinary Epidemiological Research at AVC. 

He has won numerous awards for teaching and research, including appointment as a Fellow of the prestigious Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, several honorary doctorates and lifetime achievement awards from both the American and international veterinary epidemiology societies. 

He retired in 2012 as professor emeritus UPEI. He received a University of Guelph honorary degree in June 2012.

In November 2015, Dohoo, received the Roger Morris Award for achievement in veterinary epidemiology, during the International Society of Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics (ISVEE). At this meeting, the ISVEE launched three medals to honour people who have made exceptional contributions to veterinary epidemiology or economics. 

Created in 1967, the Order of Canada is one of the country’s highest honours, recognizing people who make extraordinary contributions to the nation. Since its creation in Canada’s centennial year, more than 7,000 people from all sectors of society have been invested into the Order of Canada.