Dale received a B.Sc. (Ag.) from the University of Manitoba and completed his DVM at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, prior to working as a mixed animal veterinarian in rural Manitoba. He returned to the University of Saskatchewan completing a Ph.D. in Large Animal Clinical Sciences.
Since 2008, Dale has worked with Manitoba Agriculture serving in various roles such as the Veterinary Lead for Animal Welfare Programs, the Acting Chief Veterinary Officer, and currently as the Veterinary Public Health Epidemiologist. He also co-chairs the Manitoba One Health Steering Committee. In these positions, Dale has had the opportunity to participate with agricultural industry, animal welfare enforcement, and public health organizations as well as engaging in disease outbreak preparedness and response activities. In 2016, he spearheaded and co-chaired the inaugural International One Welfare Conference hosted in Winnipeg that focussed on the human impacts of animal health and welfare issues including those associated with disease outbreak response.