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CAHI Awards

Each year CAHI recognizes and honours outstanding accomplishments by individuals or organizations that have significantly contributed to the field of Canadian animal health.

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CAHI Awards

The CAHI Chair’s Award honours the contributions made by our members.
The CAHI Industry Leadership Award is an external award honouring the contributions of an individual outside of the CAHI membership.

2023 CAHI Chair’s Award Recipient

Dr. Tamara Hofstede

No stranger to CAHI Committees, Task Groups and Working Groups, Dr. Tamara Hofstede has been a phenomenal champion for our industry, always ready to tackle complex regulatory issues, and a significant contributor to any number of CAHI initiatives.

Her notable contributions to CAHI have included active participation first on behalf of first Bayer, and then subsequently Elanco, on CAHI’s Drug Committee and Code of Marketing Practice Committee, where she could consistently be counted on to provide thoughtful and valuable input.

Of particular note and significance over the past two years has been her work as Chair of the CAHI Task Group on Quebec’s Regulation Respecting the terms and conditions for the sale of medication.

As Chair of that Task Group, she led the preparation of two large CAHI submissions to Quebec’s Office des Professions requesting 1) the removal of Monensin and Salinomycin from Schedule IV and reclassification to Schedule V; and 2) the removal of Imidacloprid and Glycosaminoglycans (oral) from Schedule V and reclassification to unscheduled substances.

Her enthusiasm, leadership and demonstrated commitment to the animal health industry made her an obvious choice for this year’s Chair’s Award.

Events

Chair’s award

CAHI’s Chair’s Award was created to recognize the significant contributions to animal health made by its members.  The award is presented to an individual who has made exemplary contributions to the CAHI and our objectives.

Winners include individual(s) nominated from CAHI’s Full or Associate Members companies and are evaluated by the CAHI Board of Directors based on:

  • Devoted significant time to industry issues
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm for the CAHI
  • Had a willingness to tackle new tasks and initiatives
  • Made notable commitments and contributions to CAHI
2022

Dr. Normand Ploudre

Boehringer Ingelheim

2021

Dr. Brad Kuntz

Bio Agri Mix LP

2020

Toni Bothwell

Zoetis Canada

2019

Paul Lake

Bio Agri Mix

2018

Byron Beeler

Beeler Consulting Inc.

2017

Dr. Randy Bagg

Elanco Animal Health (Canada)

2016

Tracey Firth

Canadian Animal Health Institute

2015

Sue McGee

BioMedEx

2014

Dr. Pierre Gadbois

Vétoquinol N.-A. Inc.

2013

Dr. Helene Langlois

Merck Animal Health

2012

Dr. Marike Dussault

Pfizer Animal Health

2011

Bill Maxwell

Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Ltd.

2010

Brendan Ginty

Veterinary Purchasing Company Ltd.

2009

Adrian Bayley

North American Compendiums Ltd.

2008

Charlotte Foster

Schering-Plough Animal Health

2007

Dr. Paul Doig

Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Ltd.

2007

Dr. Bruce Groves

Pfizer Inc.

2007

Dr. Don Wilson

Bayer Inc.

2006

Normand Robichaud

Vétoquinol N.-A. Inc.

2023 Industry Leadership Award Recipient

Dr. Enid Stiles

Dr. Stiles is a recognized leader in Canadian animal health, as evidenced by her contributions to multiple initiatives in the Canadian animal health industry and abroad. Her passion for helping animals and their families extends well beyond practicing veterinary medicine in the clinic she started in 2009, Sherwood Park Animal Hospital.
She was a founding member, Past President and currently holds an Advisory Council position with Veterinarians Without Borders/Vétérinaires Sans Frontières (VWB/VSF) Canada, where she was fortunate to work with people and animals in Northern and remote communities in Canada.

Dr. Stiles is also a current member of VMG and has worked on the CVMA’s SAVI (Stewardship of Antimicrobials by Veterinarians Initiative). She has also co-authored the AAHA (American Animal Hospital Association) guidelines to provide actionable guidance to help veterinary professionals face the demands of a continually shifting industry.

In recent years, Dr. Stiles has become a regular presence in print, television, radio, and social media, advocating for current national and international animal health issues. She now continues these efforts on a global scale as Chair of the Animal Welfare Working Group (AW-WG) for the World Veterinary Association. Her love for the veterinary field and her desire to advocate for her profession and the animals they serve align perfectly with her more recent work with the CVMA as Quebec Council representative, Executive Member and then CVMA President in 2020-2021.

Events

Industry Leadership Award

Our Industry Leadership Award is an external award that recognizes and honours outstanding accomplishments by individuals or organizations that have significantly contributed to the field of Canadian animal health.

Winners are selected by a committee who assess nominees for:

  • Leadership
  • Accomplishments
  • Innovative spirit
  • Involvement in the cause of animal health
2022

Dr. Jost am Rhyn

CVMA

2021

Dr. Mary Jane Ireland

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

2020

Jean Szkotnicki

Canadian Animal Health Institute

2019

Melissa Dumont

Animal Nutrition Association of Canada

2018

Dr. Doug MacDougald

South West Ontario Veterinary Services

2017

Crystal Mackay

Canadian Centre for Food Integrity

2016

Canadian Integrated Program for Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance (CIPARS)

Public Health Agency of Canada

2015

Dr. Murray Jelinski

Western College of Veterinary Medicine,
University of Saskatchewan

2014

Dr. Jacques Messier

CEO,
Toronto Humane Society

2013

Dr. Maurice Smith

2012

Dr. John Prescott

Ontario Veterinary College,
University of Guelph

2011

Dr. Yves Goselin

Hôpital Vétérinaire Riv-Sud,
Centre Vétérinaire Laval

2010

Drs. John Hilton, Brent Matthew, Donal McKeown, James Patterson

Founders of Veterinary Medical Diets “Medi-Cal”

2009

Dr. Clayton MacKay

Hill’s Pet Nutrition Canada

2008

Dr. Patricia Dowling

Canadian gFARAD, Western College of Veterinary Medicine

2007

Stan Eby

Canadian Cattlemen’s Association

2006

Dr. Bernhard Pukay

Alta Vista / Bayview Animal Hospitals

2005

Dr. Duane Landals

Canadian Veterinary Medical Association,
Alberta Veterinary Medical Association

2004

Dr. Brian Evans

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

2003

Dr. Lorne Babiuk

Veterinary Infectious Diseases Organization

2002

Dr. Otto Radostits

Western College of Veterinary

2001

Drs. Tim Guichon, Kee Jim

Feedlot Health Management Services

2000

Dr. Camille Moore

Mopork Inc.

1999

Dr. Reuben Mapletoft

Western College of Veterinary Medicine

1998

Dr. Ken Leslie

Ontario Veterinary College

1997

Ontario Farm Animal Council