EDMONTON, Feb. 15, 2012 /CNW/ - The Alberta Veterinary Medical
Association (ABVMA) is very pleased to announce that Dr. Jennifer Willans has been appointed to the position of ABVMA President.
Dr. Willans started volunteering with the ABVMA early in her career
serving on the Companion Animal Committee from 2001-2004, and the
Practice Inspection Practice Standards Committee since 2004. Jennifer
(Jen) was appointed as a member of the ABVMA Council representing the
Calgary Region in 2008 and she took over the position of President at
the Association's Annual General meeting held in Edmonton on February
Jen was born and raised in Edmonton in a medical family. Her father is a
retired pathologist, and her mother is a nurse with a master's degree
in counselling psychology.
Jen completed three years of an honours zoology degree at the University
of Alberta prior to attending the Western College of Veterinary
Medicine where she graduated in 1998. After graduation, she was
employed as an associate veterinarian at the 9th Avenue Animal Clinic in Calgary from 1998 to 2006. Dr. Willans became
board certified with the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in
Canine and Feline Practice in 2004. In 2006, Jen became a business
partner in the Landing Animal Clinic in Calgary where she continues to
Dr. Willans served as the secretary of the Calgary Academy of Veterinary
Medicine from 2003 to 2006. She has been the vice chair of the
Canine/Feline Examination Committee with the American Board of
Veterinary Practitioners since 2008, and the ABVMA delegate to the
University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Admissions
Committee since 2009. In the community, Jen has served on various
committees with the Calgary Arts Development Authority from 2003-2008.
Jen lives in Calgary with her husband Jason who is a business consultant
for technology-based companies. They share a passion for travelling,
the outdoors, and the arts.
SOURCE Alberta Veterinary Medical Association
For further information:
Midge Landals, Manager, Communications and Member Services