Dr. Susi Cienciala, of Deep Creek Veterinary Services in Enderby, is being honoured with the inaugural Dr. Carol Morgan Memorial Award, named in honour of a former BC SPCA board member. (Photo courtesy of Deep Creek Veterinary Services, Facebook)

Enderby vet honoured

B.C. vet wins award created in former BC SPCA board member’s honour

An Enderby veterinarian is being honoured as the first-ever recipient of a prestigious new award from the Animal Welfare Foundation of Canada (AFWC).

Equine veterinarian Dr. Susi Cienciala of Deep Creek Veterinary Services, has received the inaugural Dr. Carol Morgan Memorial Award, named in honour of a former BC SPCA board member.

A tireless advocate for animal welfare and ethical veterinary practice, Morgan passed away in 2015. In her honour, the AWFC established a fund where donations contributed will be used to honour her dedication and passion. The memorial award is intended to support continuing education for veterinarians in Canada and to increase the applications of animal welfare in veterinary practice.

“I’d like to express my sincere gratitude to the late Dr. Morgan and to the AEWC for helping me continue with my studies and to follow my passion of equine behaviour and welfare,” Cienciala said.

“My goal is to bring the science of how horses learn to veterinary students in Canada, to both improve the welfare of their patients and to keep them safer as equine veterinary practitioners.”

In the past 15 years, evidence-based horse training has evolved from studies in the psychology of learning and in behaviour biology – this evidence has put to rest many antiquated and traditional ideas that were not in the best interests of horses, Cianciala notes.

“I believe that veterinarians should be leaders and role models in the field of animal behaviour and welfare,” she says.

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