Board of Directors

Katie Clow, Chair

katie clow, DVM, PhD 

Since the foundation of Vets Without Borders, Katie has been an active volunteer with the organization and assumed the position of Board Chair in September, 2018. Katie completed her veterinary education at the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC).

Jennifer Ogeer, Treasurer

Jennifer Ogeer, DVM, MSc. MBA - treasurer

Jennifer has been a veterinarian for 21 years and 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, University of Saskatchewan.

John Vanleeuwen

John Vanleeuwen, DVM, PhD 

John is the immediate past-chair of VWB/VSF's Board of Directors. He has more than 23 years of veterinary research and teaching experience in Canada, Latin America, and Africa. He has been on the Farmers Helping Farmers' BOD in PEI, as a director, as Vice-Present, and as President.

Brendan Delehanty

Brendan delehanty, PhD 

Brendan Delehanty joined the board in 2019. He has a Masters degree in zoology from the University of British Columbia and a PhD in ecology and evolutionary biology from the University of Toronto. Brendan has worked as a wildlife biologist in Yukon, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan, and done field work in Alberta and Manitoba, as well. He also earned a law degree and practised as a lawyer in Saskatchewan for 7 years before moving to Guelph, Ontario where he is a stay-at-home parent who still occasionally dabbles in ecological contract work. Brendan is enthusiastic about his role in VWB/VSF, and considers his interests in indigenous/northern communities and international work to be a good fit with the organization.

Claire Card

claire card, DVM, PhD

Claire has 30 years of experience as a veterinarian in research, teaching and clinical service in animal reproduction (theriogenology). She is the past president of the American College of Theriogenologists, the veterinary specialists in reproductive medicine, and past board member of the Society for Theriogenology and the Theriogenology Foundation.

Dominique Charron

Dominique charron, DVM, Ph.D

Dominique Charron has been an active supporter of VWB/VSF since its formation. She joined the board in September, 2018.  Dominique is Vice President, Programs and Partnerships at the International Development Research Centre in Ottawa.  Prior to her role as vice-president, Dominique was the director of IDRC’s Agriculture and Environment program. She supervised research focused on increasing agricultural productivity and food security, reducing vulnerability to climate change, and protecting the public against infectious diseases and non-communicable diseases. Dominique joined the Centre in 2006 as head of the Ecosystems and Human Health program. Previously, she managed research programs at the Public Health Agency of Canada. Dominique holds a PhD in epidemiology and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Guelph.

Carol Dolbel

Carol Dolbel

Carol comes to the VWB/VSF Board with over 10 years’ experience in international cooperation combined with a strong background in governance.  She is passionate about gender equality and firmly believes that international volunteer cooperation is an effective means of delivering development results.

Carol acquired significant capacity in volunteer recruitment, training, management and public engagement while working on the Uniterra volunteer program for World University Service of Canada (WUSC). She later managed WUSC’s volunteer cooperation program in Haiti and was responsible for identifying partners, deploying volunteers, developing project management tools and training staff in their use.

Sonia Fèvre

Sonia Fèvre, MSC

Sonia Fèvre is a Franco-British international development and campaigns specialist who has worked for international NGOs in the field of community health and development, volunteer mobilisation and environmental campaigning. She led Vets without Borders-Canada’s work in Southeast Asia as Regional Director from 2009-15, establishing sustainable community farming and animal health worker programmes in Laos and Cambodia, as well as developing regional capacity building in Ecohealth practice and research.

Anna MacKay

Anna MacKay, DMV, M.Sc.

Dr Anna MacKay is a 1985 graduate of the University of Montreal (DVM) in veterinary medicine and holds a Master’s degree in Microbiology and Pathology (M.Sc.) from the University of Montreal (1995). She worked as a private practitioner with small animals at the beginning of her career and then joined the federal government in 1992 as a meat hygienist for the CFIA (Canadian Food Inspection Agency).

Dale Smith

dale smith,DVM, DVSc

Dr. Dale Smith is a veterinarian and a Professor in the Department of Pathobiology at the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph which is located in Guelph, Ontario. After completing her veterinary degree she spent three years in a combined clinical medicine and pathology program shared between the Toronto Zoo and the University of Guelph.

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