Dr. Dave McRuer obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in biology at Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick (1999), and then a Master’s degree in ecology and evolutionary biology from Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario (2001). From 2001–2005, Dave attended the Atlantic Veterinary College and earned his veterinary degree. After graduating, he completed an internship in zoological medicine, exotics, and wildlife from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (2005–2006). Dave then completed training in preventive medicine at the Wildlife Center of Virginia (WCV) in July 2006, becoming Director of Veterinary Services in 2007. He is responsible for overseeing the WVC teaching hospital, treating and supervising treatment of native wildlife, and he also supervised the creation of an innovative software program designed to monitor trends in wildlife health: WILD-One. Dr. McRuer is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine and his research interests include zoonotic disease, infectious diseases of wildlife, and avian medicine and surgery.
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