An Alberta veterinarian has been named the recipient of a national award for outstanding contributions to animal health.
Dr. Duane Landals of Onoway has been given the 2017 Carl Block Award by the Canadian Animal Health Coalition.
For more than 37 years Landals has “contributed significantly” to veterinary medicine, both in Canada and internationally. He has served as president of the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association; vice-president of the World Veterinary Association; and president and then registrar of the Alberta Veterinary Medical Association. He continues to serve with many organizations, including Veterinarians Without Borders; the Registry of Approved Continuing Education Committee of the American Association of Veterinary State Boards; the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association Veterinary Pharmaceutical Stewardship Advisory Group; and the National Farmed Animal Health and Welfare Council antimicrobial-resistance working group.
Landals was also the owner and operator of two multi-species veterinary practices for 35 years and owned a rural veterinary practice and a beef cattle and horse ranch for 25 years.