Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
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Associate Dean, Academic
Professor of Teaching (Large Animal Surgery)
Veterinary Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences (VCDS)
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Dr. Emma Read graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan in 1998. She then completed a surgical internship and a master's of veterinary science, before entering a large animal surgical residency program at the University of Georgia in Athens. She joined the faculty at the Ontario Veterinary College in 2003 where she taught until 2005. Her ACVS board certification was completed in 2004 and in early 2005, she returned to Alberta and private referral equine practice. She joined the faculty of the University of Calgary (UCVM) in the fall of 2007 as a clinical instructor in large animal surgery. Dr. Read spent the next 8 years as Chair of the Clinical Skills Program developing a multi-instructor, multi-species hands-on training program incorporating OSCE’s, simulators and practical labs. At UCVM she has also participated heavily in the development of the curriculum and assessment practices, as well as establishment of the distributed veterinary teaching hospital. Dr. Read is the recipient of the Pfizer - Carl J. Norden Distinguished Teaching Award and the Student Union’s Teaching Excellence Award. Her research interests and scholarly activities are in assessment, simulation design and use, as well as clinical skills teaching and learning. Dr. Read is Teaching Professor, Large Animal Surgery and also serves as the Associate Dean, Academic.
Dr. Read teaches in clinical skills, basic surgical principles, and equine medicine and surgery. She also teaches rotations in the final year including equine lameness, equine sports medicine. Her clinical teaching is conducted with her association in the Teradan Equine Practice at Spruce Meadows International Showjumping facility.
Her research interests and scholarly activities are in assessment, simulation design and use, as well as clinical skills teaching and learning.