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Committees

Committees support the work of the College Council. The College has five statutory Committees (required by legislation) and two non-statutory Committees (created by the College). Committees are established at the Annual Council Meeting in December and are made up of Council and non-Council Committee members. As well as policy work, certain Committees deal with matters related to the conduct of individual veterinarians.

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee provides leadership to Council by proposing policy changes, identifying the need for Registrar's Investigations and reviewing recommendations from committees.

  • Dr. Susan Warren, Chair
  • Dr. Tyrrel de Langley, 1st Vice President
  • Dr. Lorie Gold, 2nd Vice President
  • Dr. Patricia Lechten, Past President
  • Mr. Donald Mayne, Public Member

Governance, Audit and Risk Committee

As a non-statutory committee, the Governance, Audit, and Risk Committee monitors the College’s compliance with its governance structure and processes, and recommends opportunities for continuous improvement to promote governance excellence.

  • Mr. Donald Mayne, Chair
  • Dr. Tyrrel de Langley
  • Dr. Patricia Lechten
  • Dr. Susan Warren

Registration Committee

The Registration Committee, a statutory committee, provides guidance to Council on the requirements for licensure with the College. The Committee endeavours to ensure equitable access to the profession and monitors licensure issues in the provincial, national and international environment. The Committee is also responsible for the College’s jurisprudence examination.

  • Dr. Paula Menzies, Chair
  • Dr. Kerry Lissemore
  • Dr. Alana Parisi
  • Dr. Hamid Rezaei Koupaei
  • Ms. Rena Spevack

Complaints Committee

The Complaints Committee, a statutory committee, screens and reviews complaints about the conduct of veterinarians and decides whether any action should be taken related to the concerns.

  • Ms. Joy Levison, Chair
  • Dr. Kristin Baird
  • Dr. Ehab Hanna
  • Dr. Moyra Horner
  • Dr. Louise Kelly
  • Dr. Lisa Schwarz
  • Dr. Naomi Scromeda
  • Dr. LeeAnn Sealey
  • Dr. Natalie Soligo
  • Dr. Wade Wright

Discipline Committee

The Discipline Committee, a statutory committee, holds public hearings during which they consider allegations of professional misconduct or serious neglect against a veterinarian. Cases are referred to the Discipline Committee by the Complaints and Executive Committees. Discipline hearings are generally open to the public and the outcomes are summarized and available on the College’s website and the online Public Register.

  • Dr. Patricia Lechten, Chair
  • Dr. Patricia Alderson
  • Dr. Martin Appelt
  • Dr. Peter Borgs
  • Dr. Tyrrel de Langley
  • Ms. Gayle Ecker
  • Dr. Angela Forsyth
  • Dr. Meredith Geldart
  • Dr. Lorie Gold
  • Dr. Christine Hickman
  • Dr. Enna Hughes
  • Dr. Steven Jacobs
  • Dr. Davinder Jassal
  • Dr. Shannah Kavonic
  • Dr. Harold Kloeze
  • Dr. Lena Levison
  • Ms. Joy Levison
  • Dr. Kerry Lissemore
  • Mr. Donald Mayne
  • Dr. Arif Memon
  • Dr. Paula Menzies
  • Dr. Atul Pakhawala
  • Dr. Alana Parisi
  • Dr. Ilya Rasheed
  • Dr. Jessica Retterath
  • Dr. Ravi Sankar
  • Ms. Rena Spevack
  • Dr. Sarah Thompson
  • Dr. Ines Walther
  • Dr. Steve Watts
  • Dr. Wade Wright

Accreditation Committee

The Accreditation Committee, a statutory committee, oversees the Minimum Standards for Veterinary Facilities in Ontario which assure the facility provides a safe, professional environment for veterinary care. The Committee also monitors trends in veterinary medicine and amends accreditation standards, when necessary, to keep up with changes in the practice of the profession.

  • Dr. Patricia Alderson, Chair
  • Dr. Christine Hickman
  • Dr. Sara Untch
  • Ms. Gayle Ecker
  • Dr. Jessica Retterath

Quality Assurance Committee

The Quality Assurance Committee, a non-statutory committee, provides recommendations to Council which promote continued competence and continuing professional development among veterinarians.

  • Dr. Shannah Kavonic, Chair
  • Dr. Sue Burlatschenko
  • Dr. Robert Berger
  • Dr. Peter Borgs
  • Ms. Rena Spevack

National Examining Board

  • Dr. Suminder Sawhney