DVM, PhD (Epidemiology)
Research and teaching
- 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.