Position: Manager, One Health at UCalgary
Institution: VP Research, University of Calgary
Role with AMR - One Health Consortium: Advisory, One Health at UCalgary
Dr. Michele Anholt completed her DVM at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, Saskatoon in 1985. Most of the next 22 years was spent in companion animal practice in British Columbia and Alberta. She joined UCVM as a graduate student in 2008, completing her PhD in epidemiology in early 2013. For the following 6 years, she was a self-employed veterinary epidemiologist providing services to a range of organizations. Some of her projects included: Seva Canada, as a participant in a eye health survey and the lead on an assessment of financial sustainability of an eye care program, both in Madagascar; Department of Fisheries and Oceans, developing a new healthy salmon framework; Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative; creating a wildlife health intelligence platform for avian influenza; CFIA, a member of the Mycobacterium bovis outbreak response team; Alberta Beef Producers in a number of AMR studies in beef production; New Zealand as a team member on the Mycoplasma bovis outbreak response; and a number of clinical trials for pharmaceutical companies. She returned to the University of Calgary in May 2019 as manager of the Office of One Health to help develop and advance the One Health Emerging Research Theme.
Key Areas of Expertise: Veterinary epidemiologist, surveillance