Canadian Poultry Magazine

New Chief Veterinary Officer for Saskatchewan named

By Canadian Animal Health Coalition   

Features Farmer Health/Safety Health Biosecurity Canada Production Protection

June 8, 2012 – The Ministry is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Betty Althouse to the position of Chief Veterinary Officer and Manager of the Animal Health Unit.  Betty has a wealth of experience and knowledge in livestock production and health, from her farming experience and veterinary background.  

Betty graduated from Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 1982.  She began her veterinary career at Animal Management Services in Humboldt working in a mixed practice where she quickly developed an interest in swine and dairy preventative medicine.  In 1990, Betty’s interests in hog production lead her to establish and operate a 50 sow farrow-to-finish hog farm.  

Betty was the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) veterinarian –in –charge at Lilydale poultry slaughter facility for over 7 years. During her time with Lilydale, Betty was also assigned responsibility for the domestic meat hygiene program in the Wynyard district office for one year, filling the role of the vacant district veterinarian position.


Since 2007 to present, Betty has been CFIA’s Supervisor of Veterinary Disease Control for Saskatchewan.  Betty has been a committee or board member of Farm Animal Council of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan Horse Federation, Saskatchewan Veterinary Medical Association, Agriculture Development Fund and Swine Veterinarians Expert Committee.  

Betty will begin her work with the Ministry on July 3rd.  Her main office will be located in Regina and will be working from an office in Humboldt on Fridays.  The Ministry is looking forward to Betty beginning her new role as Chief Veterinary Officer for Saskatchewan.

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