Comité Exécutif

PRÉSIDENTE

Kinga Gortel photo with dogs for websiteKinga GORTEL

Kinga est une dermatologue vétérinaire ayant pratiqué en tant que clinicienne, enseignante et conférencière au Canada et aux E-U, et ce depuis 1999. Elle pratique actuellement dans la vallée de l’Okanagan et enseigne au Western College of Veterinary Medicine. Elle est particulièrement intéressée par les staphylocoques résistants et comment ils changent la pratique de la dermatologie vétérinaire.

Kinga est une membre de longue date de la CAVD. En tant que présidente, elle est très heureuse de travailler à promouvoir la connexion, l’engagement et l’information dans la communauté de la CAVD.

Dans ses temps libres, si elle peut se détacher d’un bon livre, Kinga aime cuisiner, la randonnée avec son chien, le ski de randonnée et le vélo de montagne à travers les paysages de la Colombie-Britannique.


PRÉSIDENT SORTANT

Vincent Defalque for webVincent DEFALQUE

Ayant passé quatre ans à titre de Vice-Président de la CAVD et les quatre dernières années en tant que Président, Vincent apporte une connaissance approfondie des affaires de l'Académie Canadienne de Dermatologie Vétérinaire. Vincent est ravi de représenter le Canada auprès de l'Association Mondiale pour la Dermatologie Vétérinaire (WAVD) pour les quatre prochaines années.

Vincent travaille présentement à North West Veterinary Dermatology Services à Vancouver. Ses intérêts cliniques portent entre autres sur les maladies des oreilles des chiens et des chats ainsi que sur la dermatologie feline.

Sa passion dès l'enfance est la biologie marine. Il passe une partie de son temps libre à skier, à faire du vélo et à profiter de la beauté de la Colombie-Britannique.


TRÉSORIER

Charlie PYECharlie Pye

Charlie Pye a complété sa formation vétérinaire à l'Atlantic Veterinary College de l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard et sa résidence en dermatologie à l’Ontario Veterinary College, en Ontario. Après avoir terminé sa résidence et obtenu le statut de diplomate de l'American College of Veterinary Dermatology, elle s’est jointe à l’équipe de dermatologie du Yu of Guelph Dermatology au Guelph Veterinary Specialty Hospital. Elle retourne régulièrement à la maison pour enseigner aux étudiants en médecine vétérinaire de l'Atlantic Veterinary College, où elle est maintenant professeure adjointe.

Ses intérêts spéciaux en dermatologie comprennent les maladies de la peau à médiation immunitaire et la formation de biofilms bactériens conduisant à la résistance bactérienne.

Dans ses temps libres, elle aime enseigner le Zumba, explorer le plein air, lire et passer du temps avec sa famille.


REPRÉSENTANT AUPRÈS DE LA WAVD  

Vincent DEFALQUE


RESPONSABLE DES BOURSES

Frédéric SAUVÉ Sauve Frederic for web

Frédéric  enseigne et pratique à la Faculté de médecine vétérinaire de l’Université de Montréal au Québec depuis 2003. Il a joint ainsi deux passions, soit la dermatologie vétérinaire et l’enseignement. Ayant un fort intérêt pour l’administration, Frédéric a également siégé sur différents comités administratifs de  l’Hôpital des Animaux de Compagnie de la Faculté de médecine vétérinaire (Université de Montréal), en plus d’y avoir occupé le poste de chef médical. 

Sur une note plus personnelle, Fréderic pratique le jogging,  le yoga et la méditation : il croit en l’adage qui veut un esprit sain dans un corps sain!


 REPRÉSENTANTS DES MEMBRES 

Bajwa Jangi for webJangi BAJWA

Jangi worked in small animal practice in Vancouver for 10 years, before becoming board certified with the American College of Veterinary Dermatology. Currently he practices at the Veterinary Dermatology & Ear Referral Medical Clinic in Vancouver. He also travels to Vancouver Island and to Saskatoon (Western College of Veterinary Medicine), providing referral dermatology services. His specific dermatology interests include improvement of quality of life for pets with dermatologic disease, treatment of ear disease and feline allergic skin disease.

Besides taking every opportunity to spend time with his family, Jangi loves watching a range of sports and enjoys playing tennis, squash, soccer and running.


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Lisa COLLIS

Lisa has worked in Edmonton in small animal practice since 2004 when she graduated from the WCVM.  She has had a strong interest in dermatology since vet school and pursues it avidly in her continuing education. 

Dr. Collis is past president of the Edmonton Association of Small Animal Veterinarians (EASAV).  Since 2011 Lisa has served as Adjunct Clinical Instructor to the UCVM's DVTH and hosts students each year in a General Small Animal Practice Rotation at the Delton Veterinary Hospital.  She has been a member of the CAVD for many years.

In her leisure time Lisa enjoys spending time with her husband, 5-year-old daughter and their 2 cats.  She enjoys biking, baking and reading.


CaptureErin LOCKE

Erin completed her DVM degree at the Ontario Veterinary College in 1998. She spent 3 years in small animal practice in Mississauga before returning to the Ontario Veterinary College to begin a DVSc program in anatomic pathology. She completed this program and obtained board certification in 2004. She then joined Yager-Best Histovet as a diagnostic pathologist, where she received extensive training in dermatopathology by Dr. Julie Yager. Erin continued to work as a diagnostic pathologist for Antech Diagnostics, after it acquired Yager-Best Histovet in 2009.

Erin is a member of the International Society for Veterinary Dermatopathology, and currently serves as Chair of the Dermatopathology service at Antech Diagnostics. In her spare time, Erin enjoys mountain biking, gardening, and spending time with her husband, 2 children, and 5 rats


Meghan SolcMeghan SOLC

Meghan grew up on a hobby farm in Brockville, Ontario. She received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2012 from the Atlantic Veterinary College in P.E.I., and continued to further her education by attending a rotating internship in Toronto. Her focus in dermatology grew in her final year of veterinary school and continued through her rotating internship. A career in dermatology was solidified during her second internship in dermatology in Toronto. During this year, her interest in multi-drug resistant organisms took the forefront.

Meghan completed her residency with Dermatology for Animals and passed the board examination to become a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology. She is passionate about continuing education and speaks often at local and occasional national venues to educate veterinarians.  She currently sees patients in several Dermatology for Animals locations in Ohio.


Jennie TAITJennie Tait for web

Jennie brings a unique perspective to the CAVD, as a veterinary technician. She has over 30 years experience in veterinary medicine, including over 24 years at the Ontario Veterinary College. Jennie is one of the first members of the Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians, holds RVT certificate #4, is a Charter Member and the Secretary for the Academy of Dermatology Veterinary Technicians, and is currently the only VTS (Dermatology) in Canada.

Jennie currently works at Yu of Guelph Veterinary Dermatology, in the Guelph Veterinary Specialty Hospital, where she continues to feed her passion for derm.

Away from work, she enjoys the adventures of family life, hiking, painting and yoga.


Valentine Becky 2Becky VALENTINE

Becky looks forward to her involvement with the CAVD and being a part of the future of Veterinary Dermatology in Canada.

Becky currently works at the Calgary Animal Referral and Emergency Centre (VCA-CARE). Her special interests include the diagnosis and management of allergic disease in dogs and cats, as well as the treatment and prevention of antimicrobial resistance in allergic dogs.

Becky spends her free time with her amazing twins and their dog Tula. Together they travel, ski, walk and ride horses.


Rob HeadshotRobert WARD 

Robert graduated from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in Scotland in 2016 and worked in general practice in the south of England for 2 years. His interest in veterinary dermatology was piqued during the final year of vet school and he has developed it since. In 2018 he moved to Canada and started working as an emergency veterinarian in Ottawa. During this time he been involved in a journal club with local dermatologists, and has visited specialists and colleges across North America.

Robert is particularly interested in the role of communication in veterinary dermatology and his ambition is to do a residency in the subject in the coming years. Outside of work he likes playing Touch Rugby and hiking. He also enjoys traveling (NAVDF and ESVD hold their conferences in pretty cool places) and sustaining his Boston Terrier's expensive life habit.


Jen and Sandy HeraldJennifer WILLANS

Jen graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 1998. She has been board certified by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) in Canine and Feline practice since 2004 and serves on the Examination Committee of this board. In 2006, Jen joined and became a partner in the Landing Animal Clinic in Calgary, where she practices full time. She has a special interest in veterinary dermatology.

Jen has been very active with the Alberta Veterinary Medical Association, serving on the Companion Animal Committee, the Practice Inspection Practice Standards Committee, and the Hearing Tribunal. Jen joined the Council of the ABVMA in 2008 and served as president in 2012. Jen has also served on the Calgary Academy of Veterinary Medicine board and the University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Admissions Committee. She was the founding president of Tails of Help. Jen has been awarded the “Young Veterinarian of the Year” and received the “Meritorious Service Award” from the Alberta Veterinary Medical Association.