MVMA INFORMATION


GETTING TO KNOW THE MVMA


The MVMA is governed by a Council of practitioners who volunteer their time on behalf of their profession. The Manitoba Veterinary Medical Act defines the role and function of the MVMA Council as the governing body of the association. Reporting to Council and providing guidance, are 12 committees and representatives who actively explore issues and participate in organizations relevant to the veterinary profession. Council members rely on these committees, as well a member feedback, to guide decision making.


GUIDING BODIES


The MVMA is governed by a Council of practitioners who volunteer their time on behalf of their profession. The Manitoba Veterinary Medical Act defines the role and function of the MVMA Council as the governing body of the association. Reporting to Council and providing guidance, are 12 committees
and representatives who actively explore issues and participate in organizations relevant to the veterinary profession. Council members rely on these committees, as well a member feedback, to guide decision making.

MVMA 2020 COUNCIL


Dr. Alison Litchfield, President
Dr. Allison Pylypjuk, Vice President
Dr. Jonas Watson, Past President
Dr. Jennifer Demare, Councilor
Dr. Esther Hill, Councilor
Dr. Keri Hudson Reykdal, Councilor
Trish Lobaton, RVT, Veterinary Technologist Member
Dr. Jillian Preston-Gren, Councilor
Melissa Young, RVT, Veterinary Technologist Member


Volunteer Committee Representatives


Council Advisory Committee, Chair, Dr. Roxane Neufeld
The Strategic Planning committee is composed of current committee chairs, past presidents and the association’s Executive Director. This committee defines the association’s long-term vision and guides Council in deciding how and where to invest resources.


Professional Image Committee, Chair, Dr. Karen Choptain


The Professional Image committee oversees and approves the MVMA communication strategy and works with the association’s Executive Director to identify and act upon communication opportunities within the context of the strategy.


Practice Inspection and Practice Standards, Chair, Dr. Fred Lindenschmidt


Appointment of inspectors to enforce the Veterinary Medical Act and the by-laws of the MVMA is defined in the Act. Currently PIPS is a function of the Peer Review committee. The Council of the MVMA annually appoints PIPS inspectors who are assigned clinics to evaluate based on geographical and/or practice type descriptions developed by the Registrar.


Peer Review Committee, Chair, Dr. Philipp Schott


The Peer Review Committee is mandated to investigate and resolve complaints against licensed veterinarians in Manitoba. The Veterinary Medical Act and MVMA by-laws are used as the working guide.


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ABOUT THE MVMA

The Manitoba Veterinary Medical Association is the professional organization of the province’s veterinarians.

We are an independent, non-profit entity that is dedicated to promoting the excellence of the veterinary profession.

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