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Council Of The College Of Veterinarians Of Ontario

Ministry
Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
URL
http://www.cvo.org/
Address
2106 GORDON STREET
GUELPH
N1L1G6
Phone
(519) 824-5600;1(800)424-2856
Fax
(519) 824-6497;1(888)662-9479
Background
VETERINARIANS ACT, RSO 1990, C. V.3, S. 2 TO 4 (opens a new window)
Function

The Council of the College of Veterinarians of Ontario is the governing body and board of directors of the College of Veterinarians of Ontario. The function of the council is to regulate the practice of veterinary medicine and to establish, maintain and develop standards of knowledge, skill and professional ethics among its members. It is also the function of the council to promote public awareness of the role of the college and to perform other duties and exercise such other powers as are imposed or conferred on the college under any act.

Membership

The members of the College elect not less than nine and not more than fifteen people who are members of the College. The Council shall elect annually a president and one or more vice-presidents of the College from among the elected members. The Lieutenant Governor in Council appoints not less than three and not more than five persons who are not members of the governing body of a self-regulating licensing body under any other act or licensed under the Veterinarians Act.

Qualifications

Candidates should possess or acquire and maintain knowledge of College functions.  Familiarity with relevant legislation including the Veterinarians Act is considered an asset.

Term

Members are appointed for an initial term of up to 3 years and are eligible for reappointment. No person shall be appointed and reappointed for more than six consecutive years.

Meetings
Council meets 4 times per year. These meetings are usually 2 full days in length and held in Guelph. Public members serve on Council as well as committees and task forces of Council which meet not less than quarterly and as often as 9 times per year. A public member can expect to serve on two committees. Every Discipline panel requires one public member. The College holds approximately 10 discipline hearings a year; a hearing may be several days in length. Public members can expect to serve a minimum of 15 to 20 days per year, not including preparation time.
Remuneration

Appointees are remunerated according to Schedule A, Level 2 of the Agencies and Appointments Directive.

Appointments & Vacancies

No. Position Member Term Location
1. Member (Part-Time) JOY LEVISON
26-Jun-2019 - 25-Jun-2022
oro-medonte
2. Member (Part-Time) RENA SPEVACK
26-Jun-2019 - 25-Jun-2022
stratford
3. Member (Part-Time) GAYLE ECKER
05-Mar-2020 - 04-Mar-2023
puslinch
4. Member (Part-Time) CATHERINE KNIPE
17-Sep-2020 - 16-Sep-2023
clarksburg
5. Member (Part-Time) AMANPREET SIDHU
03-Dec-2020 - 02-Dec-2023
brampton