Gerard Laverty - Instructor
Gerard Laverty, has a thirty year career as a working Farrier in several different countries. Gerard’s career began in the early seventies in the North of Ireland. He served a three year apprenticeship in Dublin, Ireland, with the Irish Horse Shoe Board. He graduated with a gold medal in both theory and practical. Gerard moved to the U.S. in 1981 and spent 2 years as a journeyperson after which he immigrated to Canada and began a business in Prince George, B.C. In August of 2003, he accepted the position of Instructor of the Farrier program at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.
Aili Sundberg - Program Assistant
"I used to work for the RCMP and realized that it wasn’t for me. I’ve always loved horses and Kwantlen is the only school in B.C. that offers the farrier program. This program has exceeded my expectations and the faculty is exceptional. My future career blends passion and skills and I’m very happy about my decision."
As your Kwantlen faculty and staff, we are committed to:
- Giving you the highest quality training in real-life situations wherever possible by making the most of the expertise, facilities and instructional resources available to us.
- Monitoring your progress throughout the duration of the program and providing frequent feedback on your performance.
- Utilizing our close association with industry to keep the Farrier Training program relevant and up-to-date, providing you with resources and contacts.
- Being accessible to you and allow all training to take place in a friendly, personal, accepting, and challenging learning environment.