The Students of the CVMA (SCVMA) Committee is an integral part of the CVMA that delivers various SCVMA-led initiatives throughout the school year. The SCVMA-led initiatives are designed to engage and inform students to help foster relationships and bridge the gap between the CVMA, CVMA Council and their respective college.

The SCVMA Committee is comprised of one elected Senior Representative from each Canadian veterinary college and is supported by an elected Junior Representative and a faculty member who is a member of the Student Liaison Advisory Group.

All representatives begin their one-year term during the annual CVMA Convention in July. The Junior Representative will automatically become the Senior Representative the following year.

Get to Know the Incoming Senior Representatives

Grace Munro

Grace Munro, a second-year student at the Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC), grew up on Canada’s east coast in the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia. She grew up on a hobby farm, surrounded by many animals, including dogs, cats, horses, goats, and chickens. She had an interest in veterinary medicine at a young age and became more drawn to the industry throughout high school and post-secondary studies.

She attended Acadia University where she obtained her Bachelor of Science (Biology). During her undergraduate studies, she volunteered and worked at various small and large animal veterinary practices. Grace’s particular interest in equine medicine can be attributed to her heavy involvement in horse ownership, husbandry, and show jumping since a young age. She pursued a co-op work placement as a veterinary assistant for ambulatory equine medicine as part of her post-secondary studies and to further her knowledge in equine medicine, she is currently a student worker at AVC’s large animal hospital.

In her spare time, Grace enjoys riding and developing a partnership with her young horse, baking, exploring outdoors, and participating in her local Relay for Life as a team captain.

Looking to become more involved in the school community, she happily became the junior SCVMA representative for AVC and enjoyed helping to host the SCVMA symposium in her first year. In addition to SCVMA, she is an executive member in AVC’s equine club and part of AVC’s class of 2026 executive. Grace is honored to be the SCVMA president this year and is excited to collaborate with veterinary students across Canada.

Alice ChengAlice Cheng, a third-year veterinary student at the Faculté de médecine vétérinaire (FMV). She was born in Belgium but grew up in Montréal, QC since a young age. From chasing squirrels at the local parks to spending hours at the Montréal Biodôme, her love for animals developed into a passion of caring for them. She had the chance to grow up with the most loving of cats and dogs, Kitty and Fido, who were her biggest motivation to enter veterinary medicine.

She started her DMV while also pursuing a Master of Veterinary Sciences degree investigating feline pain. She worked with a great team of veterinarians and had the chance to travel internationally to present her work. This experience opened her eyes to the endless opportunities in the veterinary field.

In addition to her work with the SCVMA, she is the president of the FMV student association (Association of Veterinary Medicine Students of Quebec) and two-time class representative. She loves to connect with students and veterinarians, locally and internationally.

Outside of her veterinary commitments, you can spot her on a nature adventure or visiting the local farmer’s market with her rescue cat, Matteo.

She is excited to represent the FMV as part of the SCVMA and looking forward to hosting all the Canadian veterinary students in Saint-Hyacinthe for this year’s SCVMA symposium.

Mitch KvacicaMitchel Kvacica, a phase 2 veterinary student at the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC), was born and raised in Niagara Falls, Ontario.  Growing up in Canada’s Greenbelt, he spent much of his youth surrounded by nature and wildlife along with his own companion animals.

Seeking to explore his interest in medicine, he attended Brock University for Medical Sciences and Biology. During this time, he worked in the service industry while exploring numerous streams of medicine.

Mitchel deeply values the relationships between humans, animals, and the environment. In his third year of undergraduate studies, he completed an internship in wildlife rehabilitation where he discovered veterinary medicine is the perfect fit. He later worked for 3 years in emergency veterinary medicine, as an assistant, to further develop skills in patient care and client communication.

Since attending OVC, he has expanded these interests as a member of many of OVC’s clinical and special interest clubs. He has also been elected as ‘2026 Peer Helper’ to support his colleagues in their personal, academic, and professional development.

Over the summer, he is working as a summer student in the ICU at the OVC Health Sciences Centre. In his spare time, he enjoys working with his companion animals, and weight training. Summer months also provide an ideal opportunity for cycling and camping.

Mitchel is honored to represent OVC as part of the SCVMA and is excited to collaborate with fellow DVM students across Canada.

Sukhjit SidhuSukhjit Sidhu is a 3rd year veterinary student at the University of Calgary – Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (UCVM). Born and raised in Calgary, as a child he would travel to India with his family leading to him being exposed to rural farm animals, a variety of dogs, and agriculture, sparking a lifelong interest in animals.

Having developed an admirable passion for science in school, he entered an undergraduate degree at the University of Calgary in Honors Biochemistry. His interest in veterinary medicine began during this period by working in companion animal clinics and understanding the critical interplay between science and client communication in the profession. After completion of his BSc, he further explored his passion for science by completing an MSc in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Calgary, focused on experimental techniques to cryopreserve islet tissue from several species for transplantation. His combination of clinical experience and education reinforced that veterinary medicine would provide the perfect avenue to combine his interests.

As a member of UCVM’s graduating class of 2025, he has an active interest in small animal nutrition serving as the Royal Canin representative while also siting on the executive committee for the Small Animal club. He hopes to practice as a small animal GP in an urgent care setting, with the occasional meander in exotics, upon graduating.

His hobbies include reading, weightlifting in his home gym, walking his dog Trix, and hiking in the Canadian Rockies.

Sukhjit is looking forward to representing the SCVMA for UCVM and collaborating with other veterinarian students across Canada.

Bailey BrazeauBailey Brazeau is a 3rd-year veterinary student at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM). Growing up, Bailey moved around a lot due to her mother’s career as an RCMP officer. She has moved 7 times throughout 4 different provinces including British Columbia, Alberta, southern Ontario, and Saskatchewan.

Throughout her childhood she could usually be found spending quality time with the family dogs and cats. Bailey also developed a love for horses, since she was 7 years old when she began riding lessons. After the addition of a horse to their family, she and her palomino sidekick, Blondie, spent much of their time performing in local rodeos throughout Alberta. She and Blondie are alumni of the Calgary Stampede Showriders, which is an equine drill team that performs precision exercises throughout Alberta and during the Cheyenne Frontier Days professional rodeo in Wyoming. After retiring from the high-performance lifestyle, they spent their summers working as trail guides and led tourist groups on horseback throughout the Rocky Mountains.

Adamant to attend vet school in the prairies, and keen to develop her understanding of agriculture, Bailey completed a Bachelor of Science in Animal Bioscience degree at the University of Saskatchewan. During this degree she conducted field research in Churchill, Manitoba studying the impact of climate change on polar bears, as well as performed surveillance on wild pigs and their impact as an invasive species within the agriculture sector throughout the prairie provinces.

After graduation she worked as both a client care representative and animal care attendant at the Veterinary Medical Centre, the referral emergency centre in Saskatoon, which is affiliated with the WCVM. She developed comprehensive communication skills as a client care representative working in both the small and large animal clinic. As an animal care attendant, she spent most of her time assisting with the medical oncology, ophthalmology, and dentistry departments.

During time away from her studies, Bailey can be found in the great outdoors: hiking with her rescue dogs Holly, Birdie, and Ginger, mountain biking, paddle boarding, and finding a new spot to set up a tent. She also enjoys cross-country skiing, snowboarding, and the odd visit to a craft brewery after her adventures.

Bailey has dreamed of becoming a veterinarian from a very young age and has pursued every available avenue to make this dream a reality. As such, she is truly honored to represent the WCVM and looks forward to learning and collaborating with her fellow veterinary students across Canada, to better the industry together.