Ontario ’ s current state of emergency , announced by the Premier on January 12 , maintains that veterinary services are restricted to services necessary for the immediate health and welfare of the animal only or provided through curbside pick-up and drop-off of the animal . Veterinarians working with clients and animals in the food supply chain may continue to provide all services as they have been . Mobile facilities providing services to companion animals and equine must restrict the services they provide indoors , when the client is present , to those necessary for the animal ’ s immediate health and welfare .
Photo ( l-r , top - bottom ) Dr . Tyrrel de Langley , President ; Dr . Lorie Gold , First Vice- President ; Dr . Alana Parisi , Second Vice-President ; Ms . Catherine Knipe , Public Member ; and Dr . Susan Warren , Past President .
You are asked to use your professional judgment when considering which services are necessary for the immediate health and welfare of the animal when permitting a client to enter your facility .
Dr . Tyrrel de Langley , of London , is the new president of the College Council .
“ I look forward to the year ahead working with Council in support of the College ’ s important mandate ,” said Dr . de Langley , who was elected to Council in 2016 and joined the Executive Committee in 2018 .
Joining Dr . de Langley on the College ’ s Executive Committee are : Dr . Lorie Gold , First Vice-President ; Dr . Alana Parisi , Second Vice-President ; Dr . Susan Warren , Past President and Ms . Catherine Knipe , Public Member .
At its December annual Council meeting , the Council welcomed three new professional members as a result of its election held last October . Joining
Council are Dr . Annatasha Bartel , a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Anesthesiologists ; Dr . Harold Kloeze , a veterinarian with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency ; and Dr . Jennifer Peatling , a companion animal veterinarian . As well , Council has welcomed a new public member , Mr . Amanpreet Sidhu , of Brampton .
Council extends its gratitude to those members who have completed their terms – Dr . Peter Borgs , Dr . Shannah Kavonic , and Dr . Patricia Lechten . Their service and contribution to professionbased regulation has been greatly appreciated . Council also extended its appreciation to Dr . Susan Warren who completed her term as President .
The current public health measures and restrictions have been put in place due to the rise of COVID-19 cases . Please make every effort to help your clients remain safe at home by making use of telemedicine when possible to deliver veterinary services .
To review all previous updates from the College regarding the COVID-19 pandemic , please visit www . cvo . org / coronavirus .
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