Dr. Freeman is a professor and dean of the Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan. His accomplishments include the establishment of an annual One Health leadership conference for health science students and the development of Canada’s first veterinary social work program with the University of Regina. He has supported the creation of a wellness program and a service learning program that takes students, faculty and staff to remote Indigenous communities for veterinary services and outreach.
He has fostered partnerships across campus and beyond, including traditional engagement with agriculture and with all health professions. He has helped to establish key U of S partnerships including the Global Institute for Food Security, the Sylvia Fedoruk Canadian Centre for Nuclear Innovation and the Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence.
Dr. Freeman was previously a professor and department head at North Dakota State University as well as director of the Great Plains Institute of Food Safety. He completed a DVM degree, clinical residency and a MS degree in theriogenology at the University of Minnesota. He received a PhD degree in reproductive physiology from the University of Idaho and is a Diplomate with the American College of Theriogenologists (ACT).
He is past-president of ACT, a former Fellow of the American Council on Education and the current president of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC). He is also member and past chair of the U of S Council of Health Science Deans.