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Veterinarian recognized for poultry contributions

Daniel Venne has been honoured with CVMA Industry Award.


October 16, 2020
By Brett Ruffell

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Daniel Venne won the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association’s Industry Award for his contributions to the improvement of poultry health, welfare and production.

Daniel Venne has been honoured with the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association’s (CVMA) Industry Award for his contributions to the improvement of poultry health, welfare and production.

“Dr. Venne devotes his energy to preventative poultry medicine,” says Stewart Ritchie, president of Canadian Poultry Consultants Ltd. “It is important to recognize persons with Dr. Venne’s skill set and energy because it is rare to find someone who so generously shares their knowledge and time, and so willingly participates in continuing education locally and abroad.”

Venne worked summer jobs in many poultry production areas, from washing barns to slaughter plant work, before becoming a veterinary student. He received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1990 and a Master of Science in Pathology and Microbiology in 1993 from the University of Montreal.

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He is licenced to practice in Quebec and New Brunswick, is a Diplomate of the American College of Poultry Veterinarians and is actively involved in several veterinary organizations.

That includes years on the executive board of l’Association des vétérinaires en industrie animale du Québec, as a member of the professional inspection and drug committees of the L’Ordre des médecins vétérinaires du Québec, and he is currently serving as co-director of the Canadian Association of Poultry Veterinarians.

Venne was also the veterinary services director for Scott Hatchery in Quebec, the science vice-president for Selected Bioproducts and a veterinarian for Shur-Gain Inc.

“I heard Dr. Venne use his engaging personality to present original field-oriented research and discuss poultry health issues for years at the annual American Association of Avian Pathologists meetings,” explains Bruce Stewart-Brown, senior vice-president of live production and technology innovation at Perdue Farms, Inc.

“His knowledge of poultry medicine, nutrition and production is impressive, and his understanding of avian physiology and pathology is remarkable. Dr. Venne is a pioneer in avian clinical pathology and significantly impacted our field by providing us additional tools to improve poultry health, welfare and productivity, while helping us reduce antibiotic use.”