Professor, Animal Health Economics, Ecosystem and Public Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Calgary
After completing his veterinary degree at the University of Guelph (OVC ‘89) David worked in mixed animal practice in Canada and internationally. Much of his work has been related to animal production, economics, and policy, particularly bovine (dairy and beef) and more recently poultry systems. While working on his PhD in agricultural economics (Texas A&M, 2001) which focused on risk and international trade, David managed a research project in Thailand examining the economic and epidemiologic impact of adopting herd animal health programs on dairy farms. Prior to joining UCVM, he spent a combination of eight years working in various capacities with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations based in Rome and Bangkok, international institutions including the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank, and the International Livestock Research Institute based in Nairobi.