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Board of Directors 

Gwen Jeun DVM, President

Dr._Gwen_Jeun_PhotoDr. Gwen Jeun is a 1997 graduate of the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) and has been an OVMA member ever since. She's proud of how the OVMA represents veterinarians, both provincially and abroad.

Dr. Jeun is a longtime associate veterinarian at Emeryville Animal Hospital, where she practices small animal veterinary medicine. Her past experience includes laboratory animal medicine consulting and teaching in a veterinary technician program, and she's a past president of the Essex County Veterinary Association. Dr. Jeun is certified in veterinary acupuncture with the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS). She's also a member of the Association of Veterinary Acupuncturists of Canada (AVAC).

Dr. Jeun lives in Windsor, Ont., with her husband. Although currently between pets, she has a soft spot for beagles.

Creating awareness about wellness in the veterinary profession is important to Dr. Jeun. She's a registered yoga teacher (E-RYT 200, Yoga Alliance), and has led yoga and meditation sessions at the OVMA Conference & Trade Show, OVC, AVAC and on the Veterinary Information Network.


Sue Dorland DVM, President-Elect

Dr._Sue_DorlandDr. Sue Dorland's love of animals began when she was growing up on a small farm in rural Ontario. After graduating from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1993, she began working at the Oshawa Animal Hospital in Oshawa, Ont. She now owns the practice and describes her role as a veterinarian and practice owner as “the best job in the world.”

Dr. Dorland enjoys giving back to her local community, as well as the veterinary community. Along with other local veterinarians and the Humane Society, Dr. Dorland helped to establish the Durham Region Spay Neuter Assistance Program in 2012. She's a past president of the Ontario Veterinary College Alumni Association and is an active member of the South Durham Region Veterinary Association.

Dr. Dorland has volunteered with OVMA for several years, serving as a member of the Conference Committee from 2010-2011. She was elected to the OVMA Board of Directors as a Director-at-Large in 2015 and joined the Executive Committee in 2016. 

Feeling the tug to move back to the country, Dr. Dorland and her partner Ian now enjoy life on a small farm with their horses and their beloved Australian Cattle Dog, Jack.


Kathleen Norman DVM, Past President

Dr._Kathleen_Norman_PhotoDr. Kathleen Norman is a graduate of the University of Guelph (BSc) and the Ontario Veterinary College, and is very passionate about her profession. Having grown up with a variety of pets and a family of animal lovers, veterinary medicine was Dr. Norman’s natural calling.

Dr. Norman has been the owner of the Omemee Veterinary Hospital in Omemee, Ont., since June 2009. She's been an OVMA board member since 2006 and is a founding executive member of the Kawartha Veterinary Association. She was also instrumental in opening the Kawartha Veterinary Emergency Clinic to ensure her clients and their pets are provided with full-service after hours and emergency care. 

Dr. Norman feels strongly about giving back to the community. Her practice donates services and time to local humane societies and various rescue organizations, and participates in the Omemee Santa Claus Parade, Kawartha Lakes Santa’s Sleigh, Omemee Children’s Centre, b.r.a.i.nchild, Omemee Seniors Club, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Omemee Trinity United Church, and local Lions Clubs.

In her spare time, Dr. Norman is an avid golfer and outdoors enthusiast, and enjoys travelling, scuba diving, downhill skiing and hockey.


2018 OVMA Board of Directors

Executive Board of Directors
President Gwen Jeun, DVM
President-Elect Sue Dorland, DVM
Past President Kathleen Norman, DVM
Secretary-Treasurer Albert Wimmers, DVM
Executive Member

Karla Scott, DVM

Board of Directors by Regional Representation
Region 1 (Elgin, Essex, Kent, Lambton and Middlesex) Gwen Jeun, DVM
Region 2 (Haldimand-Norfolk, Hamilton-Wentworth, Niagara) Liz O'Brien, DVM
Region 3 (Oxford and Perth, Waterloo and Wellington) Christine Coghlan, DVM
Region 4 (Halton and Peel) Albert Wimmers, 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)
Kathleen Norman, 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 Robert Lofsky, DVM
Director-at-Large Sue Dorland, DVM
Director-at-Large Pia Gamberg, DVM
Director-at-Large Meredith Allum, DVM
Director-at-Large Karla Scott, DVM
Equine Colleen Best, DVM
Bovine Ken Bridge, DVM
Swine Glenn Armstrong, DVM
Ontario Veterinary College Stephanie Nykamp, DVM
Central Veterinary Students Association Stephanie Gerritsen
Central Veterinary Students Association Alison Thomas
CVMA Liaison Representative Tim Arthur, DVM


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