Dr. Stitt grew up in Nanaimo, where he and his sister learned to ride under the instruction of Jennifer Payne at Pyramid Stables. He was first exposed to equine veterinary medicine while riding shotgun as a high-school student with Dr. Bettina Bobsien. After 10 years of university education on two continents, he returned to Nanaimo in 2008 with his family. Dr. Stitt first practiced equine and companion animal medicine at Petroglyph Animal Hospital in 2008 and 2009, then joined Coombs Veterinary Hospital until early in 2011. In May 2011, he started Winchelsea Veterinary Services.
Since graduating from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2008, Dr. Stitt has pursued an interest in human-animal population health research through his ongoing association with the Centre for Coastal Health. He has a keen interest in the role that educational multimedia and published materials have in raising public awareness of animal health issues. He is currently working to better understand the complexities of an ecosystem-based approach to minimizing disease risks, and hopes to one day apply these skills and knowledge to international development.
Next to family, equestrian pursuits (professional and recreational) remain his first love.
Behind the name:
DVM – Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Saskatoon SK, CA; 2008
MPH&TM – Master of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Townsville Qld, AU; 2004
BSc – Bachelor of Science Honors, Saskatoon SK, CA; 2002