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Gavin Hamilton

About the Interviewee: 
General practice, Saskatchewan, 1952-1966; Faculty Veterinary College, Saskatoon 1970-83; Dean 1983-1993.

Dr. Hamilton was born and grew up in Saskatchewan and returned to set up a veterinary practice in Saskatoon following graduation. After 14 years, the practice was sold to the University of Saskatchewan and Gavin joined the Faculty of the new Western College of Veterinary Medicine. He received a Ph.D. in 1970 and taught for 12 years, becoming Dean of the WCVM in 1982.

Dr. Hamilton was a leader in provincial, national, and world Veterinary Associations and a consultant in North America & overseas. He was prominent in guiding the Veterinary Technicians education programs for the CVMA. He received many awards and honours for his professional achievements and work in the community. He remained active in his community following retirement in 1993, and he and his family have a franchise in the Western Hockey League – the Kelowna Rockets.

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Interview Date: 
J. Price
Call Number: 
RE1 UOG A1340161