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Dr. Chatur Sisodia - Portrait

Head and shoulders image of Dr. Chatur Sisodia, professor, Western College of Veterinary Medicine.

Bio/Historical Note: Dr. Chaturbhuj Singh Sisodia was born on 2 April 1934 at Delhi, India. He received his BVSc & AH in 1958 from the Uttar Pradesh College of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Husbandry (Agra) University at Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, India. He obtained an MS in 1960 at Michigan State University, and his PhD in 1964 from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Sisodia was a member of the American Board of Veterinary Toxicology since 1975. He served as associate professor and department head of Pharmacology at Hissar Veterinary College (PAV, January-April 1965), professor and head at Mathura Veterinary College (May 1965-July 1968). He joined the U of S faculty in September 1968. He served there in different positions including department head from 1984-1990 and taught Pharmacology and Toxicology to Veterinary students. Dr. Sisodia retired on 30 June 2001. He was a founding member of the Toxicology Group and Toxicology Graduate Program at the University of Saskatchewan. Dr. Sisodia’s legacy to the U of S includes an internationally recognized graduate program in toxicology with alumni employed throughout the world, and planting the seed for an undergraduate program in toxicology. Dr. Sisodia died on 22 March 2014 in Saskatoon.

Dr. Clarence Fraser - Portrait

Head and shoulders image of Dr. Clarence Fraser, Head, Department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery, Western College of Veterinary Medicine.

Bio/Historical Note: Dr. Clarence M. Fraser was born in 1926 at Hamiota, Manitoba. He served in the Royal Canadian Army (Infantry) from 1944-1946. He earned his BSA in 1949 (Manitoba); his DVM (Toronto) in 1954; and his MVSc. (Toronto) in 1963. Following graduation Dr. Fraser was in mixed practice in Manitoba. In 1957 he joined the Ontario Veterinary College in the ambulatory clinic as a clinician and teacher. Dr. Fraser went on to head the ambulatory clinic and the division of medicine in the Department of Clinical Studies. In 1965 he joined the assembling faculty at the new Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon, serving as head of the department of clinic studies. In 1970 Dr. Fraser began his career at Merck & Company as associate veterinary editor. He also served as editor of the Canadian Veterinary Journal from 1963-1965. Dr. Fraser was a member of the American Association of Industrial Veterinarians, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Biological Science Association, the Canadian Veterinary Association, and the British Veterinary Association. He retired in 1992. Dr. Fraser died in 2005 in Salmon Arm, British Columbia.

Dr. David L. Holmberg - Portrait

Head and shoulders image of Dr. David L. Holmberg, Assistant Professor, Veterinary Anesthesiology, Radiology and Surgery, Western College of Veterinary Medicine.

Bio/Historical Note: Dr. David Holmberg graduated from the Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in 1973. He practiced for several years in the United States and Australia and then completed an MVSc and residency at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine. He became board certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1982. Following this, he joined the faculty at the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, in 1985. Amongst all his career achievements, Dr. Holmberg participated in key projects involving the Jarvick artificial heart and the training of human surgeons for heart transplantation procedures. Recipient of three teaching awards, he authored and co-authored over 80 articles in refereed journals, authored 12 chapters in textbooks and was section editor for the second and third editions of Textbook of Small Animal Surgery. Dr. Holmberg was the creator of the DASIE, a surrogate device used by many medical and veterinary schools to teach basic surgical skills without having to sacrifice animals.

Dr. David MacDonald - Portrait

Head and shoulders image of Dr. David MacDonald, Western College of Veterinary Medicine.

Bio/Historical Note: Dr. David MacDonald grew up in Nova Scotia. He obtained his DVM in 1998 from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine. He began his career in mixed animal practice and continues to enjoy treating small ruminants and horses. Dr. MacDonald is currently employed at Comox Valley (British Columbia) Veterinary Services (2021). He has a special interest in surgery, including orthopedic procedures and also provides regular veterinary services to the remote community of Gold River, British Columbia.

Dr. Franklin M. Loew - Portrait

Head and shoulders image of Dr. Franklin M. Loew, pathologist, Western College of Veterinary Medicine.

Bio/Historical Note: Dr. Franklin Martin Loew was born in 1939 in Syracuse, New York. He received his DVM from Cornell and a PhD in nutrition from the University of Saskatchewan. During the 1970s Dr. Loew was one of the many members of the research team that developed canola oil. In 1977 the Governor-General of Canada awarded Dr. Loew a Queen's Jubilee Medal. In the same year he became the head of the Division of Comparative Medicine at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Loew died in 2003 in Boston.

Dr. Franklin M. Loew - Portrait

Head and shoulders image of Dr. Franklin Loew, Director, Animal Research Centre, Western College of Veterinary Medicine.

Bio/Historical Note: Dr. Franklin Martin Loew was born in 1939 in Syracuse, New York. He received his DVM from Cornell and a PhD in nutrition from the University of Saskatchewan. During the 1970s Dr. Loew was one of the many members of the research team that developed canola oil. In 1977 the Governor-General of Canada awarded Dr. Loew a Queen's Jubilee Medal. In the same year he became the head of the Division of Comparative Medicine at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Loew died in 2003 in Boston.

Dr. Hugh Townsend - Portrait

Head and shoulders image of Dr. Hugh Townsend, professor, Large Animal Clinical Sciences.

Bio/Historical Note: Image appeared in 30 Oct. 1998 issue of OCN.

Bio/Historical Note: Dr. Hugh Townsend earned a BSc from the University of Calgary, a DVM at University of Saskatchewan; an MSc from the University of Saskatchewan; and an MSc from the University of Guelph. Dr. Townsend is Professor Emeritus of Large Animal Clinical Sciences at the U of S (2021).

Dr. Murray R. Woodbury - Portrait

Head and shoulders image of Dr. Murray R. Woodbury, professor, Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, Western College of Veterinary Medicine.

Bio/Historical Note: Dr. Murray R. Woodbury is an amateur street photographer living in Saskatoon and working as an associate professor and research chair at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine. While a student at the University of Saskatchewan, he was a sprinter and member of the national championship Huskies 4x400m relay team in 1970-1971.

Dr. Otto Radostits - Distinguished Teacher Award

Dr. Otto M. Radostits (right), Associate Professor of Veterinary Medicine, receives a Distinguished Teachers Award from an unidentified presenter at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine Awards banquet at Marquis Hall.

Bio/Historical Note: Dr. Otto M. Radostits was born on 31 August 1934 in Edmonton, Alberta. His early years on a mixed farm and his high school job at the Blue Cross Animal Hospital in Edmonton were the beginnings of a lifelong passion for veterinary medicine. Dr. Radostits received his DVM from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1959 and an MSc degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 1967. As a veterinary educator, clinician and author, Dr. Radostits had a profound influence on his students, and on the establishment and growth of the Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the U of S. On his retirement in 2002 he was appointed Professor Emeritus and the Western Canadian Association of Bovine Practitioners established the O.M. Radostits Legacy Fund to fund an annual lecture series on bovine medicine. He received many awards and honors during his career. Dr. Radostits treasured his teaching awards, particularly the Master Teacher award from the U of S, and was made a member of the Order of Canada in 2003. In 2006 he received the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association President's Award to recognize his dedication and contributions to the Association and he also received the Saskatchewan Centennial Medal in 2006. Dr. Radostits died in Saskatoon on 15 December 2006.

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