ABVMA Announces New 2014 President, Dr. Egan Brockhoff

EDMONTON, Feb. 13, 2014 /CNW/ - The Alberta Veterinary Medical Association (ABVMA) is very pleased to announce that Dr. Egan Brockhoff has been appointed to the position of ABVMA President.

Dr. Egan Brockhoff is a graduate of the Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon. His interests in food animal medicine, food safety, animal welfare and production economics stem from a diversified background within various livestock and professional industries.

He is part of his family's third generation feedlot and cow calf production enterprise in east central Alberta. For nine years and throughout his university experience he was national youth and projects coordinator for the Canadian Simmental Association. He is a graduate of Cornell University's Dairy Institute. Following graduation he worked as a feedlot veterinarian before taking the opportunity to further his growth in a swine veterinary practice.

Dr. Brockhoff is a full business partner in Prairie Swine Health Services in Red Deer, Alberta as well as Veterinary Dairy Health Services in Olds, Alberta. He is associated with the Western Swine Health Associates and is a partner in Swine Database Systems, a swine health surveillance and management tool. In the spring of 2009 he joined the University of Calgary, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in the department of production animal health as a sessional faculty member.

Dr. Brockhoff has been an active speaker for many years. Currently he sits as the vice-chair of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency swine experts committee. In 2007 he was elected as district 13 Director for the American Association of Bovine Practitioners where he sits as the vice-chair of the Food Quality Safety and Security committee.

Dr. Brockhoff was the Alberta Veterinary Medical Association's Young Veterinarian of the Year in 2010, and joined Council in 2011.

SOURCE Alberta Veterinary Medical Association

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