Cindy Adams

Professor (Clinical Communication)

Veterinary Clinical & Diagnostic Sciences

Professor - Joint Appointment Community Health Sciences

Cumming School of Medicine

Full Member

Veterinary Education Research Group


Contact information


Office : CSB118N


Dr. Adams teaches in all 3 years of the Clinical Communication Program/Professional Skills at UCVM. Teaching and learning modalities include: Peer feedback, small group work, video tape review, use of simulation for teaching and assessment, portfolios.She provides communication training for Faculty and Community Veterinarians at UCVM, across North America, Australia, UK and Caribbean.

Preferred method of communication

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Faculty/Admin Assistant

Name: Erica Thomas-Falconar

Phone:+1 (403) 210-6150


Research and teaching

Research Interests

  • Veterinary Medical Education

Research / Scholarly Activities

As a Professor in the Department of Veterinary Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences, Dr. Adams teaches in all 3 years of the Clinical Communication Program/Professional Skills at UCVM. She works to improve communication practices in veterinary medicine and education.

Dr. Adams has developed evidence-based communication curricula and methods for teaching, learning and evaluating communication skills across North America, UK and Australia. Her co-authored book: Skills for Communicating in Veterinary Medicine will be released in 2016 and it is intended to earn widespread recognition in veterinary medical practice and education around the globe.


Research Personnel/Trainees

Darlene Chalmers (PhD), 2009-
Elpida Artemiou (PhD), 2010 - 

6.2 Graduate Student Committee Membership (In addition to students named above)
Ann Toohey, Community health sciences 2010 -
Prabb Lail, MSc, Community health sciences, Physical activity and dog ownership, 2010 -
Dawn Rault, Community health sciences - 2010 -
Chris Degeling (post doc) - 2009  -
Noureen Kanji, MSc, Adherence in veterinary practice, 2009 -
Irene Moore, MSc, Relational Dynamics in Veterinary Medicine, 2009 -
Andrea Wasko, MSc, Prevalence of Heaves in Horses, 2007 -