An internationally recognized expert in tissue regeneration in horses, she will serve a five-year term leading North America’s only French-speaking faculty of its kind.
At its meeting last night the Council of Université de Montréal appointed Dr. Christine Theoret as the new dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, with a five-year mandate that starts June 1. She replaces Michel Carrier, who has served since 2010.
“Christine Theoret has a mix of qualities that, in university circles, is rather unique: she brings charisma, scientific rigour, pedagogical talent, listening skills and an organizational perspective to the job,” said UdeM Rector Guy Breton. “These personality traits, along with an impeccable university career that has earned her the respect of her peers, convinced us that she was the person we needed to lead North America’s only French-speaking faculty of veterinary medicine, a beacon of biotechnological innovation in the region.”
A graduate in veterinary medicine of UdeM and the University of Saskatchewan, Dr. Theoret has been a full professor in UdeM's Department of Veterinary Biomedicine since 2009. She heads the Comparative Veterinary Tissue Healing Laboratory and is a researcher with GREMEQ, the Groupe de recherche en médicine équine du Québec. An internationally recognized expert in the treatment of wounds and tissue regeneration in horses, Professor Theoret has served on the advisory boards of a number of biotechnology companies and national and international associations. Her exceptional contribution to the teaching of veterinary medicine has been recognized by the bestowal – four times – of the Carl J. Norden Distinguished Teacher Award; she has also received the UdeM teaching prize for pedagogical excellence.
Dr. Breton also hailed the work of Dr. Carrier, the faculty's outgoing dean. “Since 2010, Michel Carrier has served as dean with great aplomb. He is an experienced administrator who secured the renewal of the faculty’s accreditation by the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education and who led a solid fundraising campaign. In the name of the university’s administration and faculty staff, I would like to thank him very warmly for the work he has done.”
About the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Université de Montréal’s Faculty of Veterinary Medicine is located in Saint-Hyacinthe, in the heart of Quebec’s biggest agri-food zone. It is the only veterinary medical teaching and research body in Quebec and the only French-speaking faculty of veterinary medicine in North America. The faculty has approximately 400 students in its veterinary medicine doctoral program.