CAHI Awards

2019 CAHI Award Recipients

Jean Szkotnicki and Crystal Mackay

Melissa Dumont (centre) pictured with Toni Bothwell (Zoetis, left) and Jean Szkotnicki (CAHI, right)

CAHI Industry Leadership Award

CAHI is pleased to announce Melissa Dumont, Executive Director at the Animal Nutrition Association of Canada as the 2019 recipient of our external CAHI Industry Leadership Award.

Ms. Dumont has worked collaboratively with CAHI and other stakeholders to open new product categories, such as viable microbials and acidifiers, by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Health Canada. Ms. Dumont spearheaded the development of a number of valuable resources including the development of Canada’s first publicly available list of Commercial Feed Mills, which pharmaceutical companies can reference when determining if a customer is eligible to purchase certain products.

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Jean Szkotnicki and Randy Bagg

Paul Lake (lest) pictured with Rob Bell (BAM, right)

CAHI Chair’s Award

CAHI is pleased to announce Paul Lake, of Bio Agri Mix as the 2019 recipient of the CAHI Chair’s Award which recognizes member contributions to the Canadian animal health sector.

Mr. Lake has demonstrated leadership and commitment to CAHI by serving on the board of directors and acting as Chair from 2011 to 2014. Working in partnership with Cleanfarms, CAHI supports responsible, free-of-charge collections and disposal of obsolete or unwanted animal health products from farmers and horse owners. Both as the CAHI representative on the Cleanfarms board of directors, and through his business practices, Mr. Lake has been an integral supporter of environmental stewardship and the responsible management of animal health products throughout their entire lifecycle.    

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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

2019 Winner

Past Winners:

Year Recipient

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 “Recognizing its Leaders 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

2019 Winner

Past Winners:

Year Recipient

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.