Dr. Hugh Whitney
December 6, 2016
Dr. Hugh Whitney, retired chief veterinary officer for Newfoundland and Labrador and an adjunct professor of biology at Memorial University, was recently honoured by the Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC) with its 2015 Atlantic Award of Excellence in Veterinary Medicine and Animal Care. The award recognizes veterinarians for significant and outstanding contributions to veterinary medicine and animal care in Atlantic Canada. Dr. Greg Keefe, dean, AVC, presented Dr. Whitney with the award on Nov. 5 at the Newfoundland and Labrador Veterinary Medical Association’s annual meeting and gala. Dr. Whitney served as chief veterinary officer and director of the Animal Health Division for Newfoundland and Labrador from 1985 until he retired in 2015.