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About CVO

President & Registrar

Dr. Patricia Lechten – President   

Dr. Patricia Lechten
Dr. Patricia Lechten became the College’s President in December 2018. Dr. Lechten was elected to Council in 2014. She graduated from the University of Missouri in 1985.

She is currently the owner of Allandale Veterinary Hospital where she has worked since 1989.  Dr. Lechten has a keen interest in canine reproduction and pediatric medicine.  Dr. Lechten is the president of The Global Alliance for Animals and People Canada, a volunteer group which has provided care to pets in Guatemala, Jamaica and northern Ontario. Dr. Lechten also sits on numerous other boards and assists several volunteer groups.

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Ms. Jan Robinson - Registrar & Chief Executive Officer

Jan Robinson

A recognized leader in the field of profession-based regulation, Jan Robinson has over 25 years of experience providing vision and direction to regulatory and public policy organizations. She is a keen strategist with the ability to build partnerships and engagement at the provincial, national and international levels. Jan’s position enables her to bring innovative approaches to the delivery of regulatory programs. Key contributions include the development of a framework to establish governance excellence, implementing an accountability, risk and evidence based approach to regulation at all levels of the organization, and leading legislative change that promotes public access and safety. Jan is a trusted advisor and is frequently consulted on varied organizational and regulatory matters. She is a sought after speaker and has had the privilege of teaching and presenting around the world.

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