The CVBC administers its mandate through the Council, which governs and oversees the College and its activities. The Council, except for public members who are appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council or Minister, are elected by the members of the CVBC pursuant to the Veterinarians Act and the CVBC Bylaws.


Dr. Jane Pritchard

President, Elected Member

First Elected: 2022/03/11

Term Start: 2022/03/11

Term End: 2025/03/11

Dr. Michele Martin

Vice-President, Elected Member

First Elected: 2020/03/06

Term Start: 2023/03/06

Term End: 2026/03/06

Mr. Gian Sihota

Treasurer, Public Member

First Appointed: 2019/03/01

Term Start: 2023/04/01

Term End: 2026/04/01

Mr. Harinder Mahil

Public Member

First Appointed: 2021/10/04

Term Start: 2022/10/04

Term End: 2025/10/04

Dr. Justin McLash

Elected Member

First Appointed: 2023/03/03

Term Start: 2023/03/03

Term End: 2026/0303

Dr. Gigi Lin

Elected Member

First Elected:  2024/03/22

Term Start: 2024/03/22

Term End: 2027/03/22

Dr. Kirsten Riphagen

Elected Member

First Elected: 2024/03/22

Term Start: 2024/03/22

Term End: 2027/03/22

Meeting Dates

The CVBC Council meets approximately every 6 weeks by videoconference. 

  • Friday February 2, 2024
  • Friday March 22, 2024
  • Friday May 3, 2024
  • Friday June 21, 2024
  • Friday September 13, 2024
  • Friday November 15, 2024
  • Friday December 13, 2024 (if required)
  • Friday January 31, 2025
  • Friday March 14, 2025


Council meetings are typically composed of an open session and a closed session.  Individuals who are not members of Council may attend and observe open meetings in accordance with CVBC Bylaw s. 1.32:

  1. Any registrant and the public may attend and observe each open meeting of council.
  2. Any person attending or participating at an open meeting must act with respect and reasonable decorum, and accept the rulings of the chair.

Please note that a previous version of this page suggested that attendees who are not Council members are entitled to participate in Council meetings. This was published in error; attendance and conduct at Council meetings are governed by the legislative framework of the CVBC as set out above. 

If you wish to attend and observe an open meeting of Council, please email to receive a Zoom link. 

Open Meeting Agendas

Meeting Minutes