ABVMA Announces New 2013 President, Dr. James Marshall

EDMONTON, Feb. 21, 2013 /CNW/ - The Alberta Veterinary Medical Association (ABVMA) is very pleased to announce that Dr. James Marshall has been appointed to the position of ABVMA President.

Dr.  Marshall grew up in the Musquodoboit Valley of Nova Scotia. His father was a medical doctor and his mother was a radiology technician.  He attended high school in Halifax, followed by Dalhousie University for 6 years graduating with an Honours B.Sc. in Biology, Minor in Music (Saxophone Performance). He completed his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree at the Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island in 2000, and moved to Alberta shortly thereafter.

Dr. James Marshall is the owner of Big Horn Veterinary Services Ltd. in Hinton, a mixed animal practice in the foothills of Jasper National Park.  He has served on the ABVMA Alternate Livestock and Wildlife Committee since 2008, on the ABVMA Council representing the North Region for the last 3 years, and is a member of the Canadian Veterinary Reserve.

Dr. Marshall's more memorable work experiences include a mixed practice veterinary scholarship in Mexico, surviving calving season in Edson, busy weekends at the Edmonton Veterinarians' Emergency Clinic and consulting veterinarian for a university animal care facility in Nova Scotia.  In 2011, James had the pleasure of attending the World Veterinary Conference in Cape Town, South Africa where he lived out his dream of taking a Game Capture / Wildlife Immobilization Course outside Kruger Park.

James spends as much of his free time as possible with his wife Nada, a Doctor of Dental Surgery, and their 3 children Ronan, Diego, and Jaime.  The family enjoys camping with their horses and dogs.  James enjoys golfing, snowboarding and playing saxophone in a Jazz band.  He is a Director of the Hinton Flying Club, Mountainview Triathlon volunteer and member of the Fish and Game Club.

SOURCE: Alberta Veterinary Medical Association

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