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Nova Scotia Veterinarian Appointed 69th President of the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association

July 25, 2017

The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) is delighted to welcome Dr. Troye CVMA Past-President Troy Bourque and CVMA new President Troye McPhersonMcPherson as its new president.

Dr. McPherson, originally from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, graduated from the Nova Scotia Agricultural College, the Ontario Agricultural College, and the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph. She began her career in western Canada at a mixed animal practice in Saskatchewan. Dr. McPherson was also the acting director of the Lakeland College Veterinary Technician program in Vermilion, Alberta, and an instructor in its agriculture program. She also worked for the Canadian Food Inspection Agency in meat hygiene.

Dr. McPherson moved back to the east coast and she has been a small animal practitioner with special interest in internal medicine and ultrasound for the past several years.

She is currently a member of the Nova Scotia Veterinary Medical Association (NSVMA) committee for RVT licensure and has served as the NSVMA president and its liaison to the Nova Scotia Provincial SPCA and Rabies Task Force. Dr. McPherson is the CVMA council liaison on the NSVMA and the CVMA representative to the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE).

“I am honored to be the president of the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association,” says Dr. McPherson. “I look forward to contributing to the voice of our profession and helping promote animal welfare and optimal care for animals, people and the environment.”

In her spare time, Dr. McPherson enjoys hiking with her husband and their 5 border collies, and training her dogs in agility and rally obedience; she has completed several dog training courses in the United Kingdom. Dr. McPherson also enjoys cross-country skiing, skijoring, and running. You can often find her in her “happy place” at her nephew’s farm with her dogs.

Dr. McPherson will serve on the CVMA Council from July 2017 until July 2018. The CVMA would also like to take this opportunity to thank Dr. Troy Bourque for his dedication and commitment while serving as president for the past year.