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The CCAC’s New Director of Assessment and Certification
The Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Jean Lavallée as Director of Assessment and Certification, effective April 1, 2022.
Dr. Lavallée joined the CCAC in early 2017 as an associate director of assessment, prior to which he served as a member of the CCAC Assessment and Certification Committee. Dr. Lavallée holds a DVM from the University of Montréal (1995), an MSc in aquatic species epidemiology from the University of Prince Edward Island (1999), and completed a veterinary residency in aquaculture health management at the same university (1998).
Dr. Lavallée has over 20 years of experience in aquatic species health and quality. He worked for more than twelve years as a clinical research scientist for the Atlantic Veterinary College Lobster Science Centre at the University of Prince Edward Island, where he was responsible for all field activities. Dr. Lavallée then acted as executive director for the AVC Lobster Science Centre in 2011-2012 before founding Aquatic Science & Health Services, a consulting company specializing in aquatic veterinary medicine and research with a focus on best practices, outreach, and project management related to the aquaculture and fishing industries. Dr. Lavallée also served on the board of directors for two non-profit research organizations (with activities in Atlantic Canada and the USA) for eight years.
The CCAC looks forward to working with Dr. Lavallée in his new role leading the Assessment and Certification program. With the support of his team, he will be instrumental in helping the CCAC achieve its strategic goals and facilitating program participation nation-wide.