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News Release: Saskatchewan Veterinarian Appointed 70th President of the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association

July 11, 2018

OTTAWA, Ont. – The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA), which is celebrating its 70th year in existence, is proud to welcome Dr. Terri Chotowetz as its new president.

“I am honored to become the president of the CVMA during such as a monumental year for the association,” says Dr. Chotowetz. “I look forward to continuing to contribute to the voice of our profession and helping promote Dr. Terri Chotowetzanimal welfare and optimal care for animals, people and the environment.”

Dr. Chotowetz graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) in 1990. She practiced in Alberta from 1990 to 1998 in several mixed animal practices before returning to Saskatchewan in 1998. Dr. Chotowetz returned to work in a companion animal clinic in Saskatoon and has been there for 18 years.

She was elected to the Saskatchewan Veterinary Medical Association (SVMA) in 2009 and went on to serve as President from 2011 to 2012. She was a member of the SVMA Animal Welfare Committee for nine years and served on the Board of Directors for the Animal Protection Services of Saskatchewan for three years. Dr. Chotowetz became the Saskatchewan representative on the CVMA council in 2013. While on council she has served as the liaison for the Animal Welfare Committee and the Canadian Veterinary Reserve, and is the CVMA representative on the WCVM Advisory Council.

In her spare time, Dr. Chotowetz enjoys spending time with her husband and family at their acreage outside Saskatoon. They have four very spoiled dogs and a cat that keep them busy and happy. Her favourite hobby is reading with a cup of coffee and a lap full of dogs.

Dr. Chotowetz will serve as president on the CVMA Council from July 2018 until July 2019. The CVMA would also like to take this opportunity to thank Dr. Troye McPherson for her dedication and commitment while serving as president for the past year.

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Tanya Frye, Manager of Communications & Public Relations
Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA)
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