CAHI Awards

2017 CAHI Award Recipients

Jean Szkotnicki and Crystal Mackay

CAHI Industry Leadership Award

CAHI is pleased to announce Crystal Mackay of the Canadian Centre for Food Integrity as the 2017 recipient of our external CAHI Industry Leadership Award.

The work of Crystal and her team has changed the language we use in animal health, how we speak about what we do, and has changed communications practices within animal health companies. Under Crystal’s leadership, Farm & Food Care Canada hosted a “Let’s Talk Antibiotics – What’s good for people, animals and the planet?” food system forum in November 2016. This event targeted building the knowledge and understanding of AMR and AMU among producers, processors, and retailers. CAHI was invited to contribute a global and domestic update on AMR as a part of the program.  Approximately one third of the attendees came from the food processing and retail sectors and the evaluation of the program was positive.  Big issues that will be covered in Crystal’s work in the near term include antibiotic use and resistance, pesticides and GMOs.

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Jean Szkotnicki and Randy Bagg

CAHI Chair’s Award

CAHI is pleased to announce Dr. Randy Bagg of Elanco as the 2017 recipient of the CAHI Chair’s Award which recognizes member contributions to the Canadian animal health sector.

Randy is the chair of the Drug Committee of the Canadian Animal Health Institute (CAHI); and is the CAHI-nominated member for the CVMA National Issues Committee, the Livestock Medicines Advisory Committee (Ontario) and the Canadian Animal Health Products Regulatory Advisory Committee. He also sits on the Board of Directors for the Animal Nutrition Association of Canada.  Dr. Bagg's expertise and interests include: regulatory policy and government relations, antimicrobial resistance and antimicrobial stewardship, drug and feed ingredient policies and oversight.

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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 nominee: 

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

2017 Winner


Past Winners:

Year Recipient
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

CAHI Chair’s Award

CAHI’s “Recognizing its Leaders Award” was created to recognize the significant contributions made by its individual 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

2017 Winner


Past Winners:

Year Recipient
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.
Dr. Bruce Groves
Pfizer Inc.
Dr. Don Wilson
Bayer Inc.
2006 Normand Robichaud
Vétoquinol N.-A. Inc.