Saskatchewan veterinarians honoured
The Farm Animal Council of Saskatchewan (FAC) and the Saskatchewan Horse Federation (SHF) recently announced that Saskatchewan veterinarians, Drs. Betty Althouse (WCVM 1982) and Byrnne Rothwell (OVC 1964), have been selected to receive 2011 Equine Welfare Awards.
Althouse, who has been awarded the Equine Welfare Communication Award of Distinction, serves as Veterinary Program Specialist – Disease Control for the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). In addition to being a FACS board member, she assists the FACS by responding quickly to requests for information and by sharing her knowledge of reportable diseases through oral presentations and fact sheets.
In recognition of his concern for animal welfare throughout his distinguished career as a veterinarian, Rothwell has earned The Equine Welfare Leadership Award of Distinction. He is well known for his work with CFIA and his enthusiasm for horses. Rothwell has provided his expertise in livestock care and management to 4-H clubs as well as many other organizations and is respected across the country for his dedication to equine welfare.