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Dr. Shaw is professor emeritus of small animal internal medicine in the Dept. of Companion Animals, Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC), University of Prince Edward Island, Canada. Over his 30 plus years as a veterinarian, Darcy has served as a clinician, educator and administrator and held leadership positions such as Teaching Hospital Director, Department Chair and Associate Dean of Professional Services and is a Past President (2000-2001) of the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association.

Darcy helped establish the communication skills teaching program at the AVC. He is a regular trainer for the Institute for Healthcare Communication in the annual veterinary faculty development train-the-trainer program.

From 2011 to 2013, Darcy participated in innovative leadership development programs that included Leading Organizations to Health (Relationship Centered Healthcare) and Courage to Lead. He is a certified facilitator for the Center for Courage and Renewal and co-facilitates an annual retreat for leaders in veterinary medicine. He also co-leads the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) Leadership Academy.

Over his career, Darcy has developed a deep appreciation for the dedication and passion of people within the veterinary community and the compelling need to work and lead with integrity and authenticity. Darcy and his wife, Shelley Burton, a clinical pathologist at AVC, live in Prince Edward Island, Canada. Darcy’s personal passions include cooking, cycling, cats and travel.

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