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Board of Directors 

Katherine Mullin, DVM, President

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Dr. Katherine Mullin always knew she wanted to be a veterinarian. Even as a child, caring for animals was her passion. Her dream came true in 2006 when she graduated with a degree in veterinary medicine from the Ontario Veterinary College. She joined the Port Elgin Veterinary Clinic team in 2011 and later purchased the practice in 2015. 

Dr. Mullin has a keen interest in internal medicine, emergency medicine and pain management and regularly participates in continuing education seminars and conferences across North America.

Dr. Mullin loves the outdoors, travelling and spending quality time with her family and friends. She lives in Port Elgin with her husband and their two dogs and two cats. 

Karla Scott, DVM, Past President

karla 1 website bwDr. Karla Scott graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College and is practice owner of Oro Medonte Veterinary Services. She's been providing veterinary services to pets in the Barrie and Orillia area for more than 20 years. 

Growing up on a farm in Grey County, Dr. Scott knew at a young age that animals would be a huge part of her life. Her experience as a competitive horseback rider led her to pursue post-graduate training in animal chiropractics and canine rehabilitation therapy. 

Dr. Scott has been involved with OVMA for several years and also serves as a member of the Conference Committee.

Dr. Scott lives in Simcoe County with her husband, three children, three dogs, two cats, 10 chickens and "too many" horses. 

Matthew Richardson, DVM, President-Elect

MatthewRichardsonDr. Matthew Richardson has always had a passion for animals and science. After earning an undergraduate degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, he completed a PhD in Zoology, studying the reproductive physiology of birds breeding above the treeline in Arctic and Alpine environments. Despite a love of teaching and working with animals, Dr. Richardson realized that the life of an academic was not for him, and he returned to Ontario, where he graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2007.  Since graduation, Dr. Richardson has worked at, and is the owner of, The Animal Clinic, in downtown Toronto.  

Dr. Richardson’s professional interests include surgery, dentistry and diagnostic imaging. Dr. Richardson is also the President of the Farley Foundation, founder of the OVMA Environmental Sustainability Committee, on the Board of Directors of the Veterinary Emergency Clinic and a member of the CVMA Green Initiative.  

Dr. Richardson lives in Toronto with his wife, three children, two dogs, three birds and several fish. In his spare time, Dr. Richardson can often be found either with a camera in hand, or riding his bike, but rarely both at the same time!  

Executive Board of Directors
President Katherine Mullin, DVM
President-Elect Matthew Richardson, DVM
Past President Karla Scott, DVM
Secretary-Treasurer Brendon Laing, DVM
Board of Directors by Regional Representation
Region 1 (Elgin, Essex, Kent, Lambton and Middlesex) Sean Egan, DVM
Region 2 (Haldimand-Norfolk, Hamilton-Wentworth, Niagara) Heather Fretz, DVM
Region 3 (Oxford and Perth, Waterloo and Wellington) Terra Wakeford, DVM
Region 4 (Halton and Peel) Janice Honda, DVM
Region 5 (Bruce, Dufferin, Grey, Huron and Simcoe) Katherine Mullin, DVM
Region 6 (City of Toronto) Matthew Richardson, DVM
Region 7 (Durham and York) Brendon Laing, DVM
Region 8 (Frontenac, Hastings, Lennox and Addington,
Northumberland, Peterborough, Prince Edward, Victoria)
Tamara Lightbody, DVM
Region 9 (Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry,
Grenville, Lanark, Leeds Prescott
Renfrew, Russell, Ottawa-Carleton)
Andrew Sparling, DVM
Region 10 (Haliburton, Muskoka, Algoma, Cochrane,
Kenora, Manitoulin, Nipissing, Parry Sound, Rainy River,
Sudbury, Temiskaming, Thunder Bay)
Mary DeCaire, DVM
Director-at-Large Sue Dorland, DVM
Director-at-Large Karla Scott, DVM
Director-at-Large Richard Liddell, DVM
Director-at-Large Deji Odetoyinbo, DVM
Equine Jorge Cruz, DVM
Bovine Christian Heyerhoff, DVM 
Swine Glenn Armstrong, DVM
Ontario Veterinary College Cathy Bauman
Central Veterinary Students Association Vanessa Oliver
Central Veterinary Students Association Emilie Dewes
CVMA Liaison Representative Tim Arthur, DVM


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