Event PD type
Agrology CE – Informal


Join the inaugural session of the BC HPAI One Health Community of Practice, a pioneering initiative aimed at fostering collaboration among stakeholders in animal, human, and environmental health. Structured akin to established Communities of Practice, this industry-led endeavor will feature a quarterly webinar series, with recordings available for on-demand viewing.

Their webinars will explore a diverse range of topics, inviting participation from professionals across various disciplines to enrich the dialogue and broaden perspectives. This collaborative effort seeks to enhance collective collaboration in addressing the challenges posed by HPAI in British Columbia and beyond.

Mark your calendars for the debut webinar on May 22, 2024, at 11 am Pacific Time. The lineup of speakers includes experts from local poultry health practitioners, academia, the Canadian Community on Emerging and Zoonotic Diseases, and the BC CDC. Join us as we delve into the lessons learned from the HPAI event that unfolded from October 2023 onwards.


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    Dr. Neil Ambrose

    Sunrise Farms Ltd.

    Director of Veterinary Services for Sunrise Farms, a major poultry processor in Canada with operations in four provinces across Canada. The scope of my responsibilities are from farm to fork. I have been involved in all AI outbreaks in BC since 2004 and, in the last three years, Alberta and Manitoba as well.

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    Dr. Victoria Bowes

    Poultry Veterinarian·Small Flock Poultry Health

    Dr. Victoria Bowes has worked at the Provincial Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in Abbotsford, BC since 1989 as a specialist pathologist with expertise in Avian Pathology. Her diagnostic caseload involves disease investigations in all species of birds (wild, pet, zoological and poultry).  Dr. Bowes also co-developed the BC Ministry of Agriculture’s Small Flock Poultry Health Extension Program and has delivered over 150 poultry health workshops to both small flock owners and non-poultry veterinary colleagues. Dr. Bowes is a diplomat of the American College of Poultry Veterinarians (ACPV) and was also the inaugural chair of the Small Flock Committee of the American Association of Avian Pathologists (AAAP). Dr. Bowes has been a key player in 5 outbreaks of Notifiable Avian Influenza in BC’s Fraser Valley and is an internationally recognized expert in AI in poultry. She recently established a mobile veterinary practice specializing in small flock poultry medicine.


  • Dr. Arleigh Reynolds

    Director, One Health·Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Alaska Fairbanks


  • Dr. Erin Fraser

    Public Health Veterinarian·BC Center for Disease Control


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    Dr. Andrea Osborn

    Veterinary Science Specialist·Canadian Food Inspection Agency

    Dr Andrea Osborn is a senior veterinary science specialist with the Animal Health Risk Assessment and Intelligence Unit in CFIA’s Science Branch. Andrea has a B.Sc. in biology from the University of Victoria (1989), and a DVM from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon (1998). Andrea spent most of her career working in aquatic animal health and regulatory programs, including time with the province of British Columbia, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, and the CFIA. Since 2016, Andrea’s work with the CFIA has centred on collaborative cross-sectoral disease surveillance. She has worked closely with multi-sectoral leaders to support the development of the Canadian Animal Health Surveillance System. Andrea’s primary role is as the coordinator of the Community for Emerging and Zoonotic Diseases.

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  • Dr. Maulik Baxi

    Fraser Health Authority


BC HPAI One Health CoP Webpage: HERE 

BC HPAI LinkedIn Group: HERE 

Webinar Registration: HERE 

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