Welcome Dr. Dave McRuer, Associate of CWHC Atlantic
Congratulations and welcome to our newest Associate, Dr. Dave McRuer. Dave is a wildlife health specialist employed by Parks Canada and based at the Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC) in Charlottetown, PEI. In this role, Dave works on a broad range of wildlife health issues in national parks including disease surveillance and management, animal care and welfare, immobilization training and drug acquisition, and assisting individual parks with knowledge and expertise responding to wildlife health concerns. Prior to joining Parks Canada, Dave worked as a wildlife biologist with the PEI Division of Forests, Fish and Wildlife and as the Director of Veterinary Services at the Wildlife Center of Virginia. Dave earned a Master’s degree in ecology in 2001 from Carleton University, his DVM from the Atlantic Veterinary College in 2005 and is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Preventative Medicine. Dave is also an adjunct and graduate faculty member of the department of Pathology and Microbiology at the AVC.
Our associates are valued members of the CWHC community of practice, both regionally and nationally. Indeed, we have already been working closely with Dave on many wildlife health issues of regional importance; we are very happy to formally add him to our team! For a list of current CWHC Associates nationally, see: http://www.cwhc-rcsf.ca/associates.php