Sylvia Checkley

Associate Professor

Full Member

One Health Research Group

Associate Member

Cattle Health Research Group

Associate Member

Wildlife Health & Ecology Research Group

DVM, PhD (Epidemiology)

Western College of Veterinary Medicine University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada

Contact information


Lab (HMRB B037): +1 (403) 210-7871


Office : TRW2D21

Preferred method of communication

Please contact the faculty member directly at the email or phone number listed above.  If you are not able to reach them, the faculty assistant listed below may be able to help.

Faculty/Admin Assistant

Name: Joy Punsalan

Phone: +1 (403) 210-6085


Research and teaching

Research Interests

  • Cattle Health
  • Wildlife Health Ecology

Research / Scholarly Activities

I work on projects at the interface between humans, animals and their environment, using One Health Approaches.


Dr. Checkley completed her DVM degree at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine. Following graduation, she worked in a busy rural community veterinary practice for eight years as an associate and then co-owner. Dr. Checkley pursued graduate studies (Epidemiology) at WCVM, where she also worked as a Teaching Assistant, Sessional Lecturer, and Assistant Professor. She then worked for the Food Safety Division of Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development, where she was a key member of the development and implementation team for a major livestock surveillance initiative - the Alberta Veterinary Surveillance Network (AVSN). Sylvia joined the UCVM Faculty in September 2009, with a half time appointment to ProvLab.