Sylvia Checkley

Associate Professor

Ecosystem and Public Health

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

Phone

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

Location

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: Katrine Maurer

Phone: +1 (403) 220-4836

Email: katrine.maurer@ucalgary.ca


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.


Biography

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.