PRESS RELEASE: Nova Scotia SPCA Veterinarian, Dr. Alison Pollard awarded Young Veterinarian of the Year Award in Veterinary Medicine

Posted on: Monday, October 31st, 2016

(Dartmouth NS) October 31, 2016 –  On October 15th, the SPCA’s own Dr. Alison Pollard was presented with The Young Veterinarian of the year Award. Dr. Pollard has been practicing Veterinary Medicine since 2007 after graduating from Atlantic Veterinary Collage at University of Prince Edward Island. The Nova Scotia SPCA has been fortunate enough to have this incredible Veterinarian working for the society since 2010, and working exclusively with the SPCA HRM Animal Hospital since 2013. In addition to Alison’s passion for shelter medicine, she has also traveled to Iqaluit as part of the Chinook Project with provides veterinary care and spay/neuter services to Northern Communities.

Alison’s passion for shelter medicine has taken her to new heights, achieving amazing things for SPCA shelter animals across Nova Scotia. Since starting with the SPCA in 2010, Dr. Pollard and her team have spayed, neutered and performed life saving surgeries on thousands of animals and ensured that shelter pets had nothing but the best medical care – giving them a second chance at life.

“The Society is extremely fortunate to have someone with Dr. Pollard’s skills and experience working in our organization.  She has a passion for helping animals and shelter medicine in particular and it shows in the incredible work that she accomplishes at our hospital” says Sandra Flemming, Provincial Director of Animal Care. “The Society could not be more proud of her achievements and this award is well deserved” states Flemming.

The Young Veterinarian Award is given to a veterinarian who has made an outstanding contribution to the veterinary profession and their community.


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