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2020 Theriogenologist of the Year Dr. Claire Card
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2020 Theriogenologist of the Year

Dr. Claire Card


Dr. Claire Card is a graduate of Cornell University where she earned 3 degrees (BSc, DVM, and PhD) and was a post - doctoral fellow. She is a full professor and clinician scientist at the WCVM, University of Saskatchewan. She is an equine theriogenologist at the Vet Med Centre and has an active research program. She instructs veterinary students in equine and companion animal reproduction, physiology and sustainable development. She educates veterinary students to be “woke” to the challenges of racism, inequality and climate change and the role the veterinary profession has in the solutions. She has held many leadership positions in veterinary medicine and is the past -president of the ACT, past board member of the Saskatchewan VMA, SFT and TF. She is currently a board member of and volunteers for Veterinarians without Borders (VWB) Canada and for the past 12 years has been working in a project in rural Uganda focussed on impoverished HIV AIDS effected women, to improve their livelihoods. She has a wonderful partner Peter Barnacle who has supported her in being an outlier, having no boundaries and in loving her large blended family of 6 children, 4 grandchildren and 3 Ugandans. In her spare time she is a 4th Dan black belt in Tae Kwondo and enjoys running, reading, cooking, nature and travel.


Mission Statement

The mission of the ACT is to promote animal well-being, reproductive health, responsible breeding and genetic practices, and efficient management of breeding-age animals in agriculture, veterinary practice, zoos, preserves, and ecosystems. In particular, the ACT envisions development of focus areas in theriogenology to incorporate the following in theriogenology/reproductive medicine:

1. Population control for domestic and non-domestic animals including feral animals, free-ranging and captive wildlife.

2. Genomics in livestock and companion animal practice.

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