Rebecca Archer

Rebecca Archer



Associate Dean, Curriculum

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, DVM Program Office

Senior Instructor, Small Animal

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Fulltime

Contact information

Phone number

Office: 403.210.8542


Office: CWPH2D11


Educational Background

B.S. Primatology, University of Calgary, 2003

D.V.M. Veterinary Medicine, Ross University of Veterinary, 2007


Dr. Archer joined UCVM in 2015. She is a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Clinical Science. When she is not teaching clinical skills laboratories at the University she is at her clinical home which is Calgary North Veterinary Hospital. This is a small animal 24 hour primary care and emergency clinic.

Dr. Archer mentors, supervises and assesses fourth year UCVM DVM students at Calgary North Veterinary Hospital as part of their training prior to graduation. She engages in all aspects of of primary care which include: wellness and vaccines appointments, emergency care, dentistry, medicine and soft tissue and orthopedic surgery.


Areas of Research


Dr. Archer's current research is in designing a practice simulator that helps students improve the quality of their abdominal wall closure in surgery.


  • Award of Honor, The University of Calgary. 2018
  • 3rd Place, Innovation 4 Health. 2017
  • Jason Lang Scholarship, The University of Calgary. 2002
  • Travel Study Grant, The University of Calgary. 2002


  • Asymmetric lumbosacral transitional vertebra and subsequent disc protrusion in a cocker spaniel. Thomas Sissener; Tim Spotswood; Rebecca Archer; Neil Connery. (2010)
  • What is your diagnosis? Patellar tendon rupture.. Rebecca Maxine Archer. (2010)
  • Optimal Suture Bite Size for Closure of Feline Linea Alba. Rebecca Maxine Archer. (2018)
  • Do multiple choice (MCQ) and script concordance test (SCT) questions assess the same neural reasoning processes? . Rebecca Maxine Archer. (2019)
  • From Cheap to Expensive – Simulators in Veterinary Education.. Rebecca Maxine Archer. (2018)
  • Effect of review and repetition on performance of a physical exam task in a veterinary first year Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE). Rebecca Maxine Archer; Serge Chalhoub; Darlene Joanne Donszelmann. (2016)