Oakville doctor to head up province’s College of Veterinarians


Published February 9, 2022 at 4:49 pm

Dr. Lorie Gold of Oakville will oversee the province's regulatory and licensing body for Ontario's 5,200 veterinarians. FACEBOOK PHOTO

Dr. Lorie Gold of Oakville is the new president of the College of Veterinarians of Ontario (CVO).

Gold, who was first elected to the CVO council in 2017 and joined the Executive Committee two years later, will oversee the province’s regulatory and licensing body for Ontario’s 5,200 veterinarians.

“We are in the midst of challenging times in the veterinary profession,” he said. “The public’s access to veterinary medicine is impacted by both the ongoing pandemic and the province-wide shortage of veterinarians and veterinary staff.

“Our Council remains focused on our mandate to manage the risks involved in the practice of veterinary medicine in Ontario.”

The owner of the Animal Hospital of River Oaks since 1989, Dr. Gold (photo below) also volunteers as a coach practitioner in his free time at the Ontario Veterinary College.

“I appreciate the opportunity to contribute to the College leadership in serving the public interest,” he said. “Our College supports safety and quality in veterinary medicine and ensures veterinarians are committed to ongoing improvement and professionalism.

“We are proud to partner with the profession, the public and stakeholders in achieving our objectives.”

Joining Dr. Gold on the College’s Executive Committee are:

  • Dr. Alana Parisi, First Vice-President
  • Dr. Wade Wright, Second Vice-President
  • Dr. Tyrrel de Langley, Past President
  • Ms. Catherine Knipe, Public Member

The College licenses approximately 5,200 veterinarians and accredits over 2,300 facilities in the province.

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