Independent • Innovative • Creative • Inquisitive • Assertive Problem Solver
• Conscientious • Common Sense Approach
Supervised and audited the activities of fifty inspectors and three inspection supervisors.
Supervised and audited the operations of approximately fifty-five abattoirs and seven public auctions.
Supervised veterinarians involved in examining and certifying livestock for sale or immediate slaughter for humane reasons.
Managed a government financial assistance program.
Supervised animal health technicians at animal research facilities.
Managed a government regional budget.
Managed a government import/export program in Ontario.
Planned and conducted the animal care course for technicians and graduate students at the University of Toronto.
Conducted seminars and lectures on animal care, regulations, policies, procedures to internal and external staff and clients.
Drafted Ontario Regulations.
Designed, produced and distributed a government newsletter.
Updated and revised workbooks for a major communications company.
Assisted in updating the government manual of policy and procedures.
Prepared and submitted audit reports and other written communications to internal and external staff and clients.
Served on committees to review Ontario Regulations and interprovincial initiatives.
Liaison with other government agencies and humane organizations.
Completed management/supervisory courses and also continuing education and professional update seminars and courses. (Interpersonal Skills by Xerox and Interpersonal Skills by American Management Association)
Designed, created and maintained Internet Web sites.
Trained individuals on computer software and Internet.
Demonstrated proficiency in many varied software applications including MS Office, graphic design software, digital editing software, accounting and communication programs.
Set up and networked notebook and desktop computers.
Prepared workbooks, newsletters and other desktop publishing projects.
Conducted Internet research and provided reports.
Conducted training seminars and presentations on computer software and hardware.
Collected and interpreted pathological specimens in all species.
Participated in lab preparation and staining techniques of specimens, including electron microscopy.
Diagnosed and treated skin lesions in companion animals.
Conducted medical diagnoses (ante mortem) in farm animals.
Conducted post mortem diagnoses of farm animals, particularly skin lesions in swine and also of internal organs in swine, cattle and sheep.
Interpreted lab reports of pathological lesions.
Conducted post mortems and submitted reports on laboratory animals after various experimentation procedures.
Ability to define problems and create study designs.
Ability to conduct critical literature reviews.
Ability to evaluate information for reliability and usefulness.
Ability to identify, anticipate and deal with problems.
Good interpretational, organizational and presentation skills.
Familiarity with regulatory issues related to research.
Participated in research projects in both medical and veterinary medical fields using animal models.
Experience in preparation of laboratory specimens, use of electron microscopy and microscopic interpretation.
Familiarity with statistical models.
Co-authored: Structure and Function of Small Bowel Allografts Treated With Cyclsporin A.
Collaborated: Ozone Toxicology and Hyperparathyroidism
Inspected livestock auctions and abattoirs to ensure sanitary and safe holding facilities for animals.
Ensured the welfare of livestock delivered, housed and handled at public auctions and abattoirs.
Trained inspectors, operators and veterinarians in proper handling techniques and care of animals at auctions and abattoirs. Adopted and promoted the use of humane handling methods as developed by Temple Grandin.
Provided consultation and veterinary advice to inspectors and veterinarians regarding health problems of animals.
Assisted in drafting new policies and regulations with respect to animal welfare.
Delivered training seminars, courses and lectures regarding animal care.
Served on local animal care committees.
Inspected animal research facilities to ensure compliance with regulations and general welfare of the animals.
Conducted investigations and instituted corrective actions for inadequate facilities and improper procedures at public auctions and abattoirs.
Conducted investigations into illegal slaughter activities.
Assisted investigators in laying charges in cases of regulatory non-compliance.
Testified in court as an expert witness and achieved 100% success rate with respect to convictions.
Conducted timely and efficient investigations of all complaints by the public.
Conducted unannounced spot checks at auctions, abattoirs and illegal operations to ensure compliance with regulations, policies and procedures including animal health and safety.
Investigated illness, injuries and potential cases of abuse of animals.
Referred suspected cases of animal abuse to humane organizations and the Ontario Farm Animal Council.
Veterinary Consultant for Naples Pathology Associates2004
Content Maintenance for various Web sites2004
Computer Technician since 1995 Web Site Design, Digital Design, Desktop Publishing, Internet Training
Consultant/Licensee for Tracker Corporation 1999 - 2002 Identification and Recovery, Asset Management and Computer Consulting
Webmaster: Sponsorship.ca 2000 - present A publication for the Canadian sponsorship industry
Webmaster: MultiMediator.com 1996 - present Guide to Canadian multimedia
Canadian Food Inspection Agency 1999 - 2000 Veterinary Inspection
Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs 1989-1995
Regional Veterinarian, Meat Industry Inspection Branch
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada 1982-1989
Veterinarian in Charge, Food Production and Inspection
Small Animal Practice 1981-1982
University of Toronto 1979-1981
Staff Veterinarian, Division of Lab Animal Sciences
University of Guelph 1976-1977
Electron Microscopy Technician, Dept. of Anatomy
Ontario Veterinary College
Research Technician, Biomedical Sciences