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Board of Directors 

Karla Scott, DVM, 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. 


Katherine Mullin, DVM, President-Elect

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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. 


Albert Wimmers DVM, Past-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.


Executive Board of Directors
President Karla Scott, DVM
President-Elect Katherine Mullin, DVM
Past President Albert Wimmers, DVM
Secretary-Treasurer 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 Sue Dorland, DVM
Director-at-Large Karla Scott, DVM
Director-at-Large Richard Liddell, DVM
Director-at-Large Marie Ramoutar, DVM
Director-at-Large Deji Odetoyinbo, DVM
Equine Jorge Cruz, DVM
Bovine Christian Heyerhoff, DVM 
Swine Glenn Armstrong, DVM
Ontario Veterinary College TBA
Central Veterinary Students Association Brittany Solomon
Central Veterinary Students Association Vanessa Oliver
CVMA Liaison Representative Tim Arthur, DVM


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