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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. Tyrrel de Langley, President
  • Dr. Lorie Gold, 1st Vice President
  • Dr. Alana Parisi, 2nd Vice President
  • Ms. Catherine Knipe, Public Member
  • Dr. Susan Warren, Past President

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.

  • Ms. Catherine Knipe, Chair
  • Dr. Tyrrel de Langley
  • Dr. Lorie Gold
  • Dr. Harold Kloeze
  • 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. Harold Kloeze
  • Dr. Kerry Lissemore
  • Dr. Hamid Rezaei Koupaei
  • Mr. Amanpreet Sidhu

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. Ehab Hanna
  • Dr. Moyra Horner
  • Dr. Louise Kelly
  • Dr. Naomi Scromeda
  • Dr. LeeAnn Sealey
  • Dr. Natalie Soligo
  • Dr. Anne Watson
  • Dr. Jennifer Whitehead
  • 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. Susan Warren, Chair
  • Dr. Patricia Alderson
  • Dr. Martin Appelt
  • Dr. Annatasha Bartel
  • 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. Harold Kloeze
  • Ms. Catherine Knipe
  • Dr. Lena Levison
  • Ms. Joy Levison
  • Dr. Kerry Lissemore
  • Dr. Arif Memon
  • Dr. Paula Menzies
  • Dr. Atul Pakhawala
  • Dr. Alana Parisi
  • Dr. Jessica Peatling
  • Dr. Ilya Rasheed
  • Dr. Jessica Retterath
  • Dr. Ravi Sankar
  • Mr. Amanpreet Sidhu
  • 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. Christine Hickman
  • Dr. Sara Untch
  • Ms. Gayle Ecker
  • Dr. Jessica Peatling
  • 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. Patricia Alderson, Chair
  • Dr. Sue Burlatschenko
  • Dr. Annatasha Bartel
  • Dr. Robert Berger
  • Ms. Rena Spevack

National Examining Board

  • Dr. Suminder Sawhney