CAHI Awards

2023 CAHI Award Recipients

Jean Szkotnicki, retired CAHI President

Dr. Enid Stiles, Sherwood Park Animal Hospital


CAHI Industry Leadership Award

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Enid Stiles is the 2022 recipient of CAHI Industry Leadership Award!


Dr. Stiles is a recognized leader in Canadian animal health, as evidenced by her contributions to multiple initiatives in the Canadian animal health industry and abroad. Her passion for helping animals and their families extends well beyond practicing veterinary medicine in the clinic she started in 2009, Sherwood Park Animal Hospital.

She was a founding member, Past President and currently holds an Advisory Council position with Veterinarians Without Borders/Vétérinaires Sans Frontières (VWB/VSF) Canada, where she was fortunate to work with people and animals in Northern and remote communities in Canada.

Dr. Stiles is also a current member of VMG and has worked on the CVMA’s SAVI (Stewardship of Antimicrobials by Veterinarians Initiative). She has also co-authored the AAHA (American Animal Hospital Association) guidelines to provide actionable guidance to help veterinary professionals face the demands of a continually shifting industry.

In recent years, Dr. Stiles has become a regular presence in print, television, radio, and social media, advocating for current national and international animal health issues. She now continues these efforts on a global scale as Chair of the Animal Welfare Working Group (AW-WG) for the World Veterinary Association. Her love for the veterinary field and her desire to advocate for her profession and the animals they serve align perfectly with her more recent work with the CVMA as Quebec Council representative, Executive Member and then CVMA President in 2020-2021.

Toni Bothwell, Zoetis Canada

Dr. Tamara Hofstede, Elanco 

CAHI Chair’s Award

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Tamara Hofstede, is the 2022 recipient of the CAHI Chair's Award! 

No stranger to CAHI Committees, Task Groups and Working Groups, Dr. Tamara Hofstede has been a phenomenal champion for our industry, always ready to tackle complex regulatory issues, and a significant contributor to any number of CAHI initiatives.

Her notable contributions to CAHI have included active participation first on behalf of first Bayer, and then subsequently Elanco, on CAHI’s Drug Committee and Code of Marketing Practice Committee, where she could consistently be counted on to provide thoughtful and valuable input.

Of particular note and significance over the past two years has been her work as Chair of the CAHI Task Group on Quebec’s Regulation Respecting the terms and conditions for the sale of medication.

As Chair of that Task Group, she led the preparation of two large CAHI submissions to Quebec’s Office des Professions requesting 1) the removal of Monensin and Salinomycin from Schedule IV and reclassification to Schedule V; and 2) the removal of Imidacloprid and Glycosaminoglycans (oral) from Schedule V and reclassification to unscheduled substances.

Her enthusiasm, leadership and demonstrated commitment to the animal health industry made her an obvious choice for this year’s Chair’s Award.



Industry Leadership Award

Our Industry Leadership Award is an external award that recognizes and honours outstanding accomplishments by individuals or organizations that have significantly contributed to the field of Canadian animal health.

Winners are selected by a committee who assess nominee: 

  • Leadership
  • Accomplishments
  • Innovative spirit
  • Involvement in the cause of animal health

Past Winners:

Year Recipient

Dr. Jost am Rhyn



Dr. Mary Jane Ireland

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

2020 Jean Szkotnicki
Canadian Animal Health Institute

Melissa Dumont

Animal Nutrition Association of Canada


Dr. Doug MacDougald

South West Ontario Veterinary Services


Crystal Mackay

Canadian Centre for Food Integrity

2016 Canadian Integrated Program for Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance (CIPARS)
Public Health Agency of Canada
2015 Dr. Murray Jelinski
Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan
2014 Dr. Jacques Messier
CEO, Toronto Humane Society
2013 Dr. Maurice Smith
2012 Dr. John Prescott
Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph
2011 Dr. Yves Goselin
Hôpital Vétérinaire Riv-Sud, Centre Vétérinaire Laval
2010 Drs. John Hilton, Brent Matthew, Donal McKeown, James Patterson
Founders of Veterinary Medical Diets “Medi-Cal”
2009 Dr. Clayton MacKay
Hill’s Pet Nutrition Canada
2008 Dr. Patricia Dowling
Canadian gFARAD, Western College of Veterinary Medicine
2007 Stan Eby
Canadian Cattlemen’s Association
2006 Dr. Bernhard Pukay
Alta Vista / Bayview Animal Hospitals
2005 Dr. Duane Landals
Canadian Veterinary Medical Association, Alberta Veterinary Medical Association
2004 Dr. Brian Evans
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
2003 Dr. Lorne Babiuk
Veterinary Infectious Diseases Organization
2002 Dr. Otto Radostits
Western College of Veterinary
2001 Drs. Tim Guichon, Kee Jim
Feedlot Health Management Services
2000 Dr. Camille Moore
Mopork Inc.
1999 Dr. Reuben Mapletoft
Western College of Veterinary Medicine
1998 Dr. Ken Leslie
Ontario Veterinary College
1997 Ontario Farm Animal Council

CAHI Chair’s Award

CAHI’s Chair's Award was created to recognize the significant contributions made by its individual members.  The award is presented to an individual who has made exemplary contributions to the CAHI and our objectives.

Winners include individual(s) nominated from CAHI’s Full or Associate Members companies and are evaluated by the CAHI Board of Directors based on:

  • Devoted significant time to industry issues
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm for the CAHI
  • Had a willingness to tackle new tasks and initiatives
  • Made notable commitments and contributions to CAHI


Past Winners:

Year Recipient

Dr. Normand Ploudre

Boehringer Ingelheim


Dr. Brad Kuntz

 Bio Agri Mix LP

2020 Toni Bothwell
Zoetis Canada

Paul Lake

Bio Agri Mix


Byron Beeler

Beeler Consulting Inc.


Dr. Randy Bagg

Elanco Animal Health (Canada)

2016 Tracey Firth
Canadian Animal Health Institute
2015 Sue McGee
2014 Dr. Pierre Gadbois
Vétoquinol N.-A. Inc.
2013 Dr. Helene Langlois
Merck Animal Health
2012 Dr. Marike Dussault
Pfizer Animal Health
2011 Bill Maxwell
Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Ltd.
2010 Brendan Ginty
Veterinary Purchasing Company Ltd.
2009 Adrian Bayley
North American Compendiums Ltd.
2008 Charlotte Foster
Schering-Plough Animal Health
2007 Dr. Paul Doig
Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Ltd.
Dr. Bruce Groves
Pfizer Inc.
Dr. Don Wilson
Bayer Inc.
2006 Normand Robichaud
Vétoquinol N.-A. Inc.