Registrar and CEO

College of Veterinarians of BC

The College of Veterinarians of BC (CVBC or the College) is a self-governing professional regulatory body created under The Veterinarians Act of the Province of British Columbia. CVBC was established in 2010 through the transformation of the BC Veterinarian Medical Association into the College. The College is governed by an 8- member Board of Directors (the Council) comprised of four veterinarians and four public members and is responsible for ensuring that the public and animals of BC are served by a competent and ethical profession.  CVBC regulates approximately 2,600 veterinarians (registrants) and has an annual budget of approximately $3.8M, $1.2M in portfolio investments, and a subsidiary captive insurance company.

For more information on regulatory bodies and their consumer protection mandate, visit the Canadian Regulatory Guide.


The Role

 The Registrar is appointed by and reports to the College’s Council. This is a diverse role that encompasses four key result areas:

  • Ensure that College processes, operations, committees, Regulations and Bylaws, Standards of Practice, and Code of Ethics meet the legislative and regulatory mandate to serve and protect the public interest.
  • Work with the Council to deliver on the strategic vision and plan for the College, provide leadership and guidance in developing tactical plans, and ensure strategic initiatives are achieved within agreed upon timelines and budget.
  • Build and maintain effective stakeholder relations including the public, government, veterinarians, and other provincial bodies and stakeholder groups.
  • Establish and build a strong and collaborative team and manage the effective administration of the College and its operations including human resources, financial management, budgeting, IT, communications, member registration and complaints and investigations.


To be considered for this dynamic role you will have a proven track record of successful leadership at the executive level, preferably as CEO or in a similar role. A strong understanding of the veterinary sector, modern governance practices, and the regulatory environment. Exceptional strategic thinking, collaborative leadership, and problem-solving skills. Excellent communicator and skilled relationship builder with an ability to successfully manage conflict and highly sensitive situations. The Registrar must be a strong tech-savvy administrator with solid business and financial acumen. A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, a Master’s degree is preferred. A degree in Veterinary Medicine would be highly desirable. A hybrid work arrangement is possible.

To Apply

Please forward your cover letter and Curriculum Vitae to:

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