Alberta feedlot vet wins animal welfare award

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Dr. Joyce Van Donkersgoed is the winner of an award from the Canadian Association of Bovine Veterinarians and Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) for her leadership in improving the welfare of feedlot animals.

The Coaldale veterinarian was instrumental in the development of the Canadian Feedlot Animal Care Assessment tool for auditing animal welfare, the first certified audit designed for feedlots.

“Her leadership in the area of animal welfare is exemplary, and her work will help improve the welfare of feedlot animals across the country,” said Dr. Germain Nappert, president of the bovine veterinarians’ association.

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