Members of the Council


Rob McNabb – Co-chair

General Manager, Canadian Cattlemen’s Association

Dr. David Fraser

University of British Columbia – Animal Welfare Program

Jennifer MacTavish

Canadian Sheep industry

Dr. Jim Fairles

Canadian Veterinary Medical Association

Pierre Lampron

Board Member, Dairy Farmers of Canada

Marc Cormier

Board Member, Chicken Farmers of Canada

Scott Dingwell

Board Member, Canadian Pork Council 


John Ross – Co-chair

Director, Animal Industry Division, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Steven Sternthal

Director General, Centre for Food-borne, Environmental and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Infectious Disease Prevention and Control Branch, Public Health Agency of Canada

Dr. Debbie Barr

Director Animal Health, Welfare and Biosecurity Division, Canadian Food Inspection Agency 


Dr. Jane Pritchard

Chief Veterinary Officer, British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture

Dr. Greg Douglas

Chief Veterinary Officer, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

Dr. Michel Major (to December 2014)

Chief Veterinary Officer, Direction de la santé animale et de l’inspection des viandes, MAPAQ

Dr. Megan Bergman (from January 2015)

Chief Veterinary Officer, Manitoba Agriculture Food and Rural Development

Dr. Richard Rusk

Medical Officer of Health, Communicable Diseases Medical Manager, Public Health and Primary Care, Manitoba Health


Dr. Harpreet Kochhar

Associate Vice President - Operations, Chief Veterinary Officer for Canada, Canadian Food Inspection Agency