One Health: U of C Vet School
Oct 28, 2021
Dr. Michele Anholt and Dr. Herman Barkema
One Health: U of C Vet School

Dr. Anholt's Bio:

Dr. Michele Anholt completed her DVM at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, Saskatoon in 1985. Most of the next 22 years was spent in companion animal practice in British Columbia and Alberta. She joined UCVM as a graduate student in 2008, completing her PhD in epidemiology in early 2013. For the following 6 years, she was a self-employed veterinary epidemiologist examining population health challenges in a range of species from food and wild animals to people. Her clients were governments, not-for-profit organizations, and industry within Canada and elsewhere. She returned to the University of Calgary in May 2019 as manager of the One Health at UCalgary to help develop and advance the One Health Emerging Research Theme.

Herman Barkema's Bio:

Dr. Herman Barkema completed his DVM degree at Utrecht University, The Netherlands, in 1988. He spent 2½ years as manager of a large dairy and beef herd in Costa Rica, then taught bovine herd health and completed his PhD in epidemiology at Utrecht University. He came to Canada to join the faculty at UPEI but came to Calgary to found UCVM’s Department of Production Animal Health. He currently is Professor in Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases at UCVM and NSERC Industrial Research in Infectious Diseases of Dairy Cattle, with a joint appointment in the Department of Community Health Sciences of the Cumming School of Medicine. He leads the UCalgary Biostatistics Centre, the Environment research theme in the Canadian Bovine Mastitis Research Network, the Antimicrobial Resistance – One Health Consortium and One Health at UCalgary.