April 9, 2021
Dear CVBC Registrants,
The CVBC Council is very excited to share with you the hiring of our new permanent Registrar & CEO. Dr. Megan Bergman will step into the role effective July 1, 2021 with a presence in the office on July 19, 2021.

It has been a long and involved search process, with extensive input from registrants and stakeholders, and we are thrilled that a candidate of Dr. Bergman's qualifications and experience has agreed to join our organization, both as a registrant and a Registrar!

Megan has a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, graduating in 2002. She began her career as an equine veterinarian with a primary focus on thoroughbred racetrack practice and sport horse medicine.

After 5 years of intensive practice work, a torn rotator cuff and a desire for new opportunities, Megan accepted a position as a veterinarian in a District Office with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). In this role she developed skills and experience in regulatory veterinary medicine.  The CFIA provided the opportunity to advance into management roles, and in 2010 Megan became the Inspection Manager for Manitoba East, and later Inspection Manager for Animal Health in Manitoba. In 2013, she was given the opportunity to act as the Regional Director for CFIA in Manitoba. 
In 2014 Megan accepted the position of Chief Veterinary Officer for the province of Manitoba where she worked collaboratively with industry and government partners. In this role she was responsible for oversight of Manitoba Agriculture’s Animal Health, Animal Welfare, and Food Safety programs, as well as Manitoba’s Veterinary Diagnostic Services Laboratory. 
Megan accepted the position of National Farmed Animal Health and Welfare Council (NFAHW Council) Executive Director in August 2018. The NFAHW Council is the only national organization in Canada that brings together industry, federal, provincial and territorial partners to provide collaborative guidance on a cohesive, functional and responsive farmed animal health and welfare system in Canada. The Council engages expertise to address important topics such as animal welfare, emerging diseases, animal health surveillance, antimicrobial use and resistance, and the emerging theme of “one welfare”. Megan has been providing leadership as the Council continues its development by taking on enhanced responsibilities with respect to national farmed animal health and welfare in Canada.
Megan is looking forward to the opportunity to support her profession and assist the College of Veterinarians of British Columbia in achieving its goals. Megan and her husband Tyler are relocating from Gimli, Manitoba with their two dogs and two horses and are excited to be calling British Columbia their new home.

Please help us in welcoming Dr. Bergman to the CVBC team!

Best Wishes,
Dr. Josh Waddington
CVBC Council President