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CVMA Welcomes Dr. Ted Kilpatrick to the Animal Welfare Committee

February 26, 2018

The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) is delighted to welcome Dr. Ted Kilpatrick, representing the Dr. Ted KilpatrickOVMA as ex-officio, to the Animal Welfare Committee.

After graduating with Honours from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1979, Dr. Kilpatrick joined a mixed animal practice in St. Paul, Alta. where he practiced until 1980. He then moved to Ontario, where he worked in a number of small animal practices and an emergency hospital, including the Ottawa Veterinary Hospital and the Bells Corners Animal Hospital. In 1991, Dr. Kilpatrick purchased the Bowmanville Veterinary Clinic, where he worked until he sold his share of the practice in July 2009. Dr. Kilpatrick now lives on Manitoulin Island and recently retired.

In 1996, Dr. Kilpatrick joined the OVMA Board of Directors as the South Durham Veterinary Association representative. Since then, he has held a number of different positions with the OVMA. He is currently the chair of the Small Animal Issues Committee, sits on the Focus editorial committee and in the past chaired the Small Animal Program and Conference Committee, and was a member of the Nominations Committee. At these tables, he has been a strong voice for improved animal welfare and has been instrumental in the adoption of multiple OVMA position statements, as well as a key voice that encouraged the College of Veterinarians of Ontario to adopt a position statement that compels veterinarians to institute appropriate pain management and to not withhold analgesic therapy in order to reduce costs.

When he manages to find some time for himself, Dr. Kilpatrick enjoys wilderness and white water canoeing, cross country skiing, mountain biking, cycling, travelling, and keeping an eye on environmental issues. In recent years, he completed the construction of a straw bale house on Manitoulin Island.