The regulatory and licensing body for Ontario’s 5,300 veterinarians has elected a new executive committee.
Alana Parisi, DVM, of Belleville, Ont., has been installed as president of the College of Veterinarians of Ontario (CVO). A 2015 graduate of the Université de Montréal Faculté de médecine vétérinaire (FVM), Dr. Parisi’s career has included companion animal practice and emergency medicine. She was elected to the CVO council in 2018 and joined its executive committee in 2020.
“It’s an exciting time at the College as our council establishes our next strategic plan and as we work with the provincial government to modernize our governing legislation,” Parisi says. “We have several initiatives underway to guide veterinary teams in their efforts to deliver safe, quality veterinary medicine in Ontario.”
Joining Parisi on CVO’s executive committee are:
- Wade Wright, DVM, first vice-president;
- Harold Kloeze, DVM, DSC., second vice-president;
- Lorie Gold, DVM, past president; and
- Catherine Knipe, public member.
Additionally, three professional members have joined the council as new members. They are:
- Louise Kelly, DVM;
- Lena Levison, DVM, MSc.;
- Clayton MacKay, DVM; and
- Claire Beauchamp, DVM.
“Our council is always focused on our commitment to effectiveness in our role,” Parisi says. “In the coming year, we will launch a new model and standards for facility accreditation, and we will be focusing on policy work, which includes legislative reform, after-hours care, veterinary teams, and veterinary acupuncture. I look forward to working with council for a great and productive year.”