University of Calgary

Cindy Adams

  • Professor
  • Faculty
  • Full Time Faculty


Cindy Adams MSW, PhD directs the Clinical Communication Program at UCVM. She has focused her career on developing communication curricula in veterinary education and practice. She designed and directed the first communication curriculum at OVC from 1999-1996. During this time she also established one of the first research programs including studies on observed and applied communication research, human animal interactions, animal welfare and critical reflection as a core competency for effective practice. Her research interests include communication skills teaching, learning and assessment, practice based implications in small and large animals contexts, human animal interactions, animal, child, social welfare, population health and well-being, epidemiology, relational co-ordination and competence at the organizational and practice based levels of implementation

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