Former CAHF Fellows: where are they now?

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Former CAHF Fellow Dr. Kim Tryon (left) is now an assistant professor of medical imaging at the WCVM. Photo: Michael Raine.

Former Fellows of the CAHF Research Fellowship program are helping to advance companion animal health care in many different ways: some are now practising in specialized companion animal clinics, while others are teaching and conducting research in veterinary colleges across North America.

• Dr. Manon Paradis (1980-82): The Fund’s first research fellow was a graduate student from Montréal, Que, who successfully completed her Master of Veterinary Science degree and residency in small animal internal medicine at WCVM.

After completing her program in 1982, Paradis practised for three years in Winnipeg before returning to the University of Montréal’s Faculté de médecine vétérinaire in 1985 as an assistant professor. Paradis went on to take a three-year alternative residency program in dermatology — a specialization that led to her current role as chief of dermatology service in the University of Montréal’s veterinary teaching hospital.

• Dr. David Fowler (1982-84): A graduate of Colorado State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, Fowler came to Saskatoon for a one-year internship in 1980, then practised in Calgary before beginning a surgical residency at WCVM. After completing his small animal surgical residency in 1984, he became part of WCVM’s faculty for 18 years — specializing in microvascular reconstructive surgery. Fowler is now one of several small animal surgeons who practise at the Western Veterinary Specialist Centre in Calgary, Alta.

• Dr. Darcy Shaw (1986-87): A 1983 graduate of WCVM, Shaw began a Master of Veterinary Science degree and small animal internal medicine residency in 1985. After completing his graduate program and achieving certification with the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Shaw became a faculty member at the University of Prince Edward Island’s Atlantic Veterinary College where his time was dedicated to clincial work, teaching and research.
Shaw, who served as president of the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association in 2000, completed his Master of Business Administration in 2004. Shaw is now the chair of AVC’s Department of Companion Animals.
• Dr. Audrey Remedios (1987-88): A year after receiving her DVM from WCVM in 1985, Remedios began her surgical residency at the veterinary college. A WCVM faculty member from 1988 to 1998, Remedios was part of a talented group who conducted minimal invasive surgery and anesthesia studies. Those investigations, several of which were supported by CAHF, led to the development of new techniques for laparoscopic surgery and anthesia. In 1998, Remedios became co-owner of the Western Veterinary Specialist Centre in Calgary, Alta.

• Dr. Kimberly Tryon (1998-2000): A DVM graduate of the University of Missouri, Tryon came to Saskatoon to begin a residency in medical imaging in 1997. Once she completed her program in 2000, Tryon joined WCVM’s faculty and now works with the college’s wide range of medical imaging technologies including magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography and ultrasonography. Her research interests focus on the use of MRI technology for more accurate diagnoses of canine diseases.

• Dr. Eric Storey (2002-03): After graduating from Alabama’s Auburn University in 1999, Storey finished a one-year internship at the University of Illinois before deciding to focus on veterinary ophthalmology. In 2000, he began a three-year residency in the specialty at WCVM and developed research interests in glaucoma and inherited retinal diseases. Storey is now an assistant professor of veterinary ophthalmology at Louisiana State University’s School of Veterinary Medicine.

• Dr. Jim Dundas (2003-04): Raised near Detroit, Dundas graduated from Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 1998. After completing an internship at the University of Pennsylvania in 1999, he practised for a year in New York before spending nine months at Texas A & M University. In 2001, Dundas began a small animal surgical residency at WCVM and focused his research on oral reconstructive surgery options for dogs. Dundas is now a small animal surgical specialist at a private clinic in Downers Grove, Illinois.

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