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One new member on Council for coming year

October 30, 2015

The College of Veterinarians of Ontario welcomes one new Council member and one returning Council member as a result of the 2015 election.

There were two electoral districts up for election this year. As a result of acclamations in both districts, Dr. Susan Warren will continue in her role as a Council member and Dr. Karen Cullen was acclaimed as a new Council member.

Dr. Warren was acclaimed in Electoral District 2 which includes Brant, Elgin, Haldimand-Norfolk, Hamiton-Wentworth and Niagara. Dr. Warren works in companion animal practice and also laboratory animal medicine at Brock University. Dr. Cullen was acclaimed in Electoral District 11 which includes Hastings, Northumberland, Peterborough, Prince Edward, Victoria and Durham. Dr. Cullen practises as an associate at a companion animal practice and also operates a mobile ultrasound service. Dr. Cullen will join Council in December.

The College extends its gratitude to Dr. Lois Batty, of Lindsay, who is concluding her term as the Council member from Electorial District 11.  Her service and contribution has been greatly appreciated and has made a meaningful difference.

The College Council is composed of 13 veterinarians, who are elected by their peers, and five public members, who are appointed by the provincial government. 

The College protects and serves the public interest through the regulation of the practice of veterinary medicine.  Accordingly, veterinarians are licensed, facilities are accredited, standards and policies are developed and maintained, and an investigations and resolutions process is available.  The College licenses approximately 4,500 veterinarians and accredits over 2,100 facilities in Ontario.