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CVO elects Executive Committee

December 16, 2019

Dr. Susan Warren, of Long Point, Ontario, is the new president of the College of Veterinarians of Ontario (CVO), the province’s regulatory and licensing body for Ontario’s 5,000 veterinarians.

“As a veterinarian, my practice has served the public through companion animals, food-producing animals, emergency care and laboratory animals. As CVO President, I welcome the opportunity to support the College’s mandate in managing the risks involved in the practice of veterinary medicine in Ontario and working to reduce the potential for harm to animals and people,” said Dr. Warren

“2020 is shaping up to be an exciting year for the College and I look forward to working with Council. In the year ahead, Council will be piloting the new model and standards for facility accreditation. We will also be launching the voluntary Peer Advisory Conversation for use by veterinarians. Policy work will focus on complementary and alternative veterinary medicine, animal welfare, and wildlife veterinary care. The important work on the necessary modernization of the Veterinarians Act will of course continue,” she added.

Dr. Warren graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1985 and is currently working occasionally as a locum at Port Rowan Veterinary Services. Dr. Warren was first elected to Council in 2015.

At its recent Annual Council meeting, the College welcomed two new members as a result of its October election. Joining Council are Dr. Kerry Lissemore, a faculty member at the Ontario Veterinary College, and Dr. Jessica Retterath, a bovine practitioner from Linwood. Also returning to Council is Dr. Paula Menzies, a former faculty member at the Ontario Veterinary College.

Council elected its Executive Committee which includes Dr. Warren, President; Dr.Tyrrel de Langley, 1st Vice-President; Dr. Lorie Gold, 2nd Vice-President; Dr. Patty Lechten, Past President and Mr. Donald Mayne, Public Member.

Appointments were also made to the College’s statutory committees and details can be found on the College’s website at www.cvo.org.

As a regulated profession, the College’s governing Council is comprised of 13 elected veterinarians and five public members, appointed by the provincial government.  Supporting the work of Council are six Statutory Committees, with membership composed of veterinarians and public members.

The College licenses approximately 5,000 veterinarians and accredits over 2,300 facilities in Ontario.