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September 18, 2019

A cow vet goes back to her roots
August 10, 2018

Dr. Joyce Van Donkersgoed named as the 2017 Metacam® 20* Bovine Welfare Award winner

Omaha, Nebraska, September 14, 2017 – Dr. Joyce Van Donkersgoed of Coaldale, Alberta has been named the recipient of the 2017 Metacam® 20 Bovine Welfare Award for her leadership in the Canadian beef industry to improve the welfare of feedlot animals. The award is presented annually by the Canadian Association of Bovine Veterinarians (CABV) / […]
August 9, 2018

Helping discover better ways to care for cattle

Joyce grew up in southern Alberta, on a farm just east of Coaldale. Her parents ran a cow calf feedlot and hay/grain operation, and before that a dairy herd, so she grew up as immersed in the cattle world as is possible! “When I was 12 years old I made my mind up I wanted […]