University of Saskatchewan

Western College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Douglas Freeman, Dean, Western College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Douglas Freeman, Dean, WCVM


Dr. Douglas Freeman completed a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree, a clinical residency and a Master of Science degree in theriogenology at the University of Minnesota. He received a PhD in reproductive physiology from the University of Idaho and is a diplomate in the American College of Theriogenologists.

Dr. Freeman's career spans more than three decades. He has gained a valuable range of experience as a veterinary practitioner, a faculty member in both academic and clinical science departments, and an administrator. He has worked in academic institutions in the United States as well as overseas. His experience also includes private veterinary practice and veterinary professional services in the animal health industry.

From 2001 to early 2010, Dr. Freeman was a professor and head of two departments — Veterinary Diagnostic Services and Veterinary and Microbiological Sciences — at North Dakota State University in Fargo, N.D. During his term at North Dakota State University, Dr. Freeman served as director of the NDSU’s Great Plains Institute of Food Safety for two years, and led multi-disciplinary research programs in disease surveillance, public health and food safety. He was selected as an American Council on Education Fellow in 2006, and spent one year at the University of Minnesota where he gained experience in academic leadership and administration of the university’s Academic Health Center.

Dr. Freeman is a past president of the American College of Theriogenologists and a past member of the Board of Directors for the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC).

Dr. Freeman, who began his five-year term as WCVM dean on March 1, 2010, is the regional veterinary college’s sixth dean in its 45-year history.


Dr. Douglas Freeman, Dean
Western College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Saskatchewan
52 Campus Drive
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5B4
Tel: 306-966-7448 • Fax: 306-966-8747