Melodie Chan

Dr. Melodie Chan grew up in the greater Vancouver area as a city girl and fell in love with agriculture during her undergraduate studies at the University of British Columbia. In 2002, Dr. Chan graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine and pursued a career within the dairy industry.  After completing an internship in Dairy Production Medicine at Cornell University, Dr. Chan worked at a mixed animal practice in Saskatchewan and then started her own dairy veterinary practice in Olds, Alberta.  In 2011, Dr. Chan joined Zoetis (formerly Pfizer Animal Health) full time as part of the Cattle Veterinary Services team.  Dr. Chan is currently the head of Zoetis Canada’s Veterinary Services Team – Cattle/Equine/Genetics.

Dr. Chan is a past-president of both the Western Canadian Association of Bovine Practitioners and the Canadian Association of Bovine Veterinarians.  She was the recipient of the Young Veterinarian of the Year Award in 2009 given out annually by the Alberta Veterinary Medical Association.  In 2014, Dr. Chan was named as one of the honorees of Vance Publishing’s “Top 40 Under 40” Award Program which recognizes people making a significant contribution to America’s food system.  More recently, Dr. Chan received the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) Industry Award in 2016 that formally recognizes a CVMA member for their contributions to the advancement of veterinary medicine.

In 2010, Dr. Chan introduced the Emerging Leaders Program that is offered annually during the CVMA Convention.  The intent of this program is to allow veterinarians to develop their leadership skills, increase their emotional intelligence, and allow them to thrive both professionally and personally.  Dr. Chan’s personal mission statement is: “To inspire others.”

During her free time, you will most likely find Melodie exploring the great outdoors with her husband, Dr. Egan Brockhoff, and their miniature wiener dog, Sophie Chan.  They are avid backcountry hikers, skiiers, and mountain bikers.