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June 24 - 26, 2025
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Dr. Ian Dohoo Named to Order of Canada

Dr. Ian Dohoo, professor emeritus of epidemiology, has been appointed to the Order of Canada. He received the honour for his contributions to veterinary and human epidemiology in developed and developing countries.

Dr. Dohoo graduated with a degree in veterinary medicine from the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, in 1976, and in 1982 with his PhD. He joined AVC in 1985, the year before the College accepted its first class of students, and retired in 2012. He led the development of AVC’s renowned veterinary epidemiology program, becoming the first director of the highly regarded Centre for Veterinary Epidemiological Research.

“On behalf of faculty, staff, students and alumni, I congratulate Dr. Dohoo on this latest honour of being appointed to the Order of Canada,” said Dr. Alaa Abd-El-Aziz, President and Vice-Chancellor. “Ian, known among colleagues as the godfather of veterinary epidemiology, is so deserving of this recognition for his contributions in his field in Canada and around the world.”

Dr. Greg Keefe also congratulated Dr. Dohoo on being named to the Order of Canada, saying that he remains a valuable contributor to the College post retirement.
“Dr. Dohoo has certainly left his mark on AVC, having mentored many of the faculty now in leadership roles at the College. He continued to contribute to the education of graduate students who are studying veterinary epidemiology.”

This honour is the latest in a long list of awards and recognition received by Dr. Dohoo. He has been awarded honorary degrees from the universities of Guelph, Helsinki, and Sweden. In 2015 he received the inaugural Roger Morris ISVEE Award for Extraordinary Lifetime Achievement from the International Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics.

He has won numerous awards for teaching and research, including the 2012 Calvin W. Schwabe Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Association for Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventative Medicine. He was named professor emeritus at UPEI’s 2012 convocation ceremony. With Dr. Henrik Stryhn of AVC and Dr. Wayne Martin of the University of Guelph, he authored the standard text used for epidemiology curricula in veterinary schools around the world.

Congratulations, Dr. Dohoo!


Anna MacDonald 
AVC External Relations Officer
Department: Atlantic Veterinary College 
Phone:  (902) 566-6786