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New CVMA Council Member for Quebec

July 28, 2020

Jordyn Hewer, the CVMA’s new Council member representing Quebec, is a small animal veterinarian born and raised in Quebec. He completed his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Montreal in 2011. He spent his first 5 years of practice at Sherwood Park Animal Hospital on the West Island of Montreal, where he was fortunate to receive valuable mentoring in both surgery and people skills. There, he discovered the world of animal behavior and learned the basics of medical management of behavioral conditions.

He made the difficult decision to leave the practice and move to Ontario, where his wife was completing her final years of a veterinary radiology program at the University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College. He spent this time working at Mitchell Animal Hospital in Kitchener, Ontario, where he learned the basics of physiotherapy, dentistry, and using a surgical laser.

When they returned to Quebec they settled on the South Shore of Montreal and Jordyn began practicing in a local veterinary clinic, Clinique Vétérinaire de la Montagne. At this point he discovered an interest in shelter medicine. This led to an unexpected 2-season appearance on a popular Quebec television series called Refuge Animal. It is a reality show that follows animal shelter workers in their daily practice and serves as a socially relevant education platform for Quebec animal owners. Jordyn is a member of the Ordre des médecins vétérinaires du Québec, the Association vétérinaire québécoise de médecine de refuge, and the Association des médecins vétérinaires du Québec en pratique des petits animaux (AMVQ).

His book, The Theory of Mammalian Life, was published on May 20, 2018. It is an exploration of a novel ethical theory on how to improve animal treatment within Canadian Society.

The CVMA welcomes Jordyn and looks forward to his participation on Council!