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Board of Directors 

Albert Wimmers DVM, President

Albert_WimmersSince a young age, Dr. Albert Wimmers was interested in the science behind veterinary medicine. Having grown up in the country, surrounded by horses, cats and dogs, he decided to pursue a veterinary career to help "fix" the animals he loved.

After graduating from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1991, he started his career at a small animal clinic in Welland, Ont. From there, Dr. Wimmers became practice owners of Limestone Valley Animal Hospital in Burlington, Ont., and later added Tansley Woods Veterinary Hospital.

Dr. Wimmers' values the relationships he's built with his clients and strives to strengthen them in various ways, including making house calls to clients with special needs.

Having served on the OVMA board for several years, Dr. Wimmers appreciated the wealth of knowledge, insight and guidance the association provides to the veterinary profession. He's also been a strong supporter of the Farley Foundation, regularly participating in the charity's annual Ride for Farley event and fundraising for the foundation.

In his spare time, Dr. Wimmers enjoys spending time with his wife and four children, volunteering with his church and a local animal shelter, as well as running, cycling and participating in triathlons.

Karla Scott, DVM, President-Elect

135OVMAboard2019-135Dr. 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. 

Sue Dorland DVM, Past President

Sue_headshotDr. 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 beloved Australian cattle dog, Jack.


Executive Board of Directors
President Albert Wimmers, DVM
President-Elect Karla Scott, DVM
Past President Sue Dorland, DVM
Secretary-Treasurer Katherine Mullin, DVM
Executive Member

Matthew Richardson, 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) Terra Wakeford, 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)
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 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 Celeste Noble
Central Veterinary Students Association Leah Slater
CVMA Liaison Representative Tim Arthur, DVM


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