University of Saskatchewan

Western College of Veterinary Medicine

Woodbury, Murray

Chair, Specialized Livestock and Associate Professor
Large Animal Clinical Sciences
Office Location: WCVM 2503
Phone: 306-966-7170
Fax: 306-966-7159
Email: murray.woodbury@usask.ca


Academic Credentials


Teaching and Clinical Areas

Dr. Murray Woodbury is the current Canada-Saskatchewan Agri-Food Innovation Fund Research Chair of the Specialized Livestock Research and Development Program at WCVM. He received his DVM from WCVM in 1974, an MSc in Population Medicine from Ontario Veterinary College in 1988, and an MSc from WCVM in 1995. The subject of the latest degree was the inervation and growth of elk antler, and he maintains an interest in the subject of antlers and their purported medicinal properties.

His duties as Chair are to co-ordinate and perform basic and applied research into the determinants of disease and health in specialized livestock, mainly bison, deer and elk. He is enthusiastic about opportunities for conveying existing and new information to producers, veterinarians, and other researchers. Dr. Woodbury believes in success through partnership and cooperation and welcomes opportunities for collaborative research with private individuals, producer associations or other research organizations.

Please visit the WCVM Specialized Livestock Research Program website for veterinary oriented information about bison, elk and deer: http://www.usask.ca/wcvm/herdmed/specialstock/


Prior to joining WCVM faculty in 1988, Dr. Woodbury was the managing director of Woodbury Training and Consulting in Winnipeg. In addition to performing clinical consulting activities, he was an instructor in the Animal Health Technology Program at Red River Community College, and worked at the development and delivery of educational material for courses, lectures, and seminars in veterinary medicine and computer software support. He is the editor of the Chemical Immobilization of Wildlife Manual published by the Canadian Association of Zoo and Wildlife Veterinarians, and the past president of that organization.

For more information about the Canadian Association of Zoo and Wildlife Veterinarians, please visit their website: http://www.cazwv.org/


Research Interests

Dr. Woodbury is interested in basic and applied research into the determinants of disease and health in specialized livestock including bison, deer and elk.