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Dr. Neil Shantz, DVM, has been a champion of the Saskatchewan pork industry’s collective efforts to enhance on-farm food safety, animal welfare and biosecurity. He was a fierce advocate of the old-fashioned concept of animal husbandry, and he understood that there was more to keeping animals healthy than the simple application of vaccines and medicine. Long before antibiotic resistance became a public health issue, he advocated tempering the use of antibiotics in order to improve the balance between human and animal health and as a means to save the producer money.
Neil began working as a rural veterinarian in 1982, following his graduation from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan. In 1984, he established his own veterinary practice with a focus on swine and dairy cattle. His goal was to parallel the traditional veterinary services with a service that focused on the preventative aspects of livestock production and health management. Many of Saskatchewan’s large pork producers attribute their success to the guidance and mentorship Neil provided as a consultant. His skills are in demand internationally, and he has had clients in Mexico, South Africa, China and the United States. In addition to his veterinary practice and consultancy work, Neil has served as a Canada Quality Assurance program validator, the chair of the board of directors of Prairie Diagnostic Services and as an instructor to fourth year students at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine.
Neil is also the recipient of the 1997 Swine Practitioner of the Year award from the American Association of Swine Practitioners, the 1999 PigChamp Swine Practitioner Award from the University of Minnesota, the 2005 Saskatchewan Pork Industry Award of Distinction for Distinguished Service, the 2006 Schering Veterinarian Award from the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association and the 2011 J.J. Murison Distinguished Veterinary Award from the Saskatchewan Veterinary Medical Association.