New Council Members

The MVMA would like to welcome two new Council Members Dr. Morgan Wawryk and Dr. Jaclyn Kaufman.

Dr. Jackie Kaufman grew up on a beef farm in rural Southern Ontario and initially started her degree in the Science in Agriculture program before graduating with her DVM from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2016. She then moved to Prince Edward Island to continue training in a 1-year rotating large animal internship and then a 3-year large animal surgery residency at the Atlantic Veterinary College. Jackie became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2021 and defended her Master of Science thesis earlier this year. Jackie has a strong interest in large animal surgery and equine sports medicine. She spends her spare time exploring new restaurants with her fiance and enjoying time with their cats.




Dr. Wawryk is originally from Alberta and has enjoyed living in all the prairie provinces during her life. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Alberta, a Bachelor of Animal Science from the University of Saskatchewan and completed her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine. She moved to Winnipeg in May of 2019 for family reasons and has enjoyed staying here.

She has a interest in Dermatology, Behavior and Nutrition for both cats and dogs. She likes seeing how all these three specialities are often codependent on each other and how we can make a difference in animals lives by looking at all these factors. She loves the wellness portion of Veterinary medicine and making connections with clients and seeing animals through their lives and the bonds humans share with their four (or three-legged) companions.

Dr. Wawryk lives with her partner and has a mirage of cats and dogs that keep her busy in the home. Most of which like all veterinary staff pets have something special about them like behavior and nutritional issues. In the little free time she has, she has recently taken up photography and is planning on traveling to pursue this hobby. She has also recently started powerlifting competitions as her exercise passion.


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Mission: To protect the public through the regulation of veterinary medicine, to support our members and to promote the profession in Manitoba.

Vision: A sustainable veterinary community working together to prioritize the health and welfare of animals, people and the environment.

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