December 5, 2022 is International Volunteer Day.
Jennifer Ogeer, BSc, DVM, MSc. MBA, MA
Dr.Ogeer graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC), University of Guelph 25+ years ago. She completed an emergency medicine/critical care residency at Tufts University/Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston and a Master of Science degree in Critical Care at the OVC. She has spent several years in academic teaching, research, clinical practice and administration as an Associate Professor at Texas A&M University and the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, Canada.
She has a strong interest in business management and completed an Executive MBA and Master of Arts in Organizational Behavior and Leadership. Dr. Ogeer volunteers with several not-for-profit organizations; she has completed a term as Chair of the Board of Directors for the Oakville-Milton Humane Society in Canada and currently is the Chair for Veterinarians without Borders in Canada, part of Veterinaires Sans Frontieres/VSF International, and is the Vice-Chair and Treasurer of the Ontario Veterinary College Pet Trust Advisory Board of Directors.
She is committed to promoting Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging in Veterinary Medicine and is currently the Vice-Chair of the Diversity Veterinary Medicine Coalition, an Executive Member of the Black Veterinary Professionals Association of Canada, and a Board Director for the Mars State of Pet Homelessness Index. Dr. Ogeer is Vice-President, Medical Science and Innovation at Antech Diagnostics.
Her areas of interest include clinical applications of artificial intelligence and machine learning, kidney disease, infectious diseases, and One Health Initiatives. She has a senior dog and four cats, all of which were rescued. She enjoys yoga, Pilates, cycling and crossfit.