GRENADA, West Indies, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- St. George's University Chancellor Charles R. Modica announced the appointment of Dr. Timothy Ogilvie, DVM, to the position of Dean of the School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Ogilvie comes to SGU from the University of Prince Edward Island, where he was Dean of Atlantic Veterinary College from 1998 to 2008, as well as a faculty member for more than 25 years.
"We are fortunate to have an individual with Dr. Ogilvie's credentials take the reins of the School of Veterinary Medicine," Chancellor Modica said. "He brings a world of experience as a professor and in a leadership role to the University, and will draw upon that experience to steer St. George's University veterinary medical program into the future."
Dr. Ogilvie joined AVC as a founding faculty member in 1985 following his appointment as the director of the animal industry services branch within the Prince Edward Island Department of Agriculture and Forestry. Since then, he has served as Chair of the University's Department of Health Management (1990-1998) and Acting Dean (1998-1999), while also co-directing AVC's Veterinary Teaching Hospital. The AVC Vet Camp was renamed the Dr. Tim Ogilvie AVC Vet Camp in 2009 and recently was acknowledged by the Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education as the best community outreach program in the country. He began his stint as a Visiting Professor at St. George's University in 2008.
"When the prospect came up to take over from Dean Sis, I thought what a great opportunity to reinvest my energies in leadership, in academic veterinary medicine and to follow in the footsteps of someone who did such a wonderful job and created a very inclusive culture around the School of Veterinary Medicine," said Dr. Ogilvie.
The father of two sons, both veterinarians, Dr. Ogilvie is a board-certified diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, focusing on large animals. Dr. Ogilvie has served as the Canadian Veterinary Colleges Deans' representative on the Canadian Foresight project (FORECan) for Animal Health Emergency Management planning. As well, he is the Canadian academic representative for the World Organization for Animal Health's 'ad hoc' committee on global veterinary education and is a member of the Canadian Veterinary Reserve.
"As Dean, I look forward to provide leadership, oversight and an administrative setting focusing on success for the institution. I plan to work closely with faculty, staff and the students to all grow the School of Veterinary Medicine together."
Past appointments have also included president of the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association, board member and vice-president of AquaNet, director and chair of the Board for Genome Atlantic, chair of the Genome Atlantic Executive Committee, and board member of the Nova Scotia Life Sciences Development Association, among others. Dr. Ogilvie earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Master of Science degrees from the University of Guelph.
Dr. Ogilvie assumes the role of Dean, replacing Dr. Raymond F. Sis, who served as the School's Dean since April 2003 and continues his relationship with SGU as Dean Emeritus. Dr. Sis is responsible for leading the School successfully through the meticulous accreditation process with the Grenadian Ministry of Education in February 2010, and with the Council on Education of the American Veterinary Medical Association in September 2011.
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