Michelle Lem DVM, MSc
Founder & President
Michelle is a 2001 graduate of the Ontario Veterinary College, and the founder and director of Community Veterinary Outreach. Dr. Lem has also practiced companion animal medicine and surgery in Ottawa and New Zealand, and taught in the Veterinary Technician and Assistant programs at Algonquin College. In 2009, she returned to OVC to pursue graduate research in epidemiology in the Department of Population Medicine, and obtained her MSc studying the effects of pet ownership on street-involved youth. Michelle is also an active member of the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association, and a trained member of the Canadian Veterinary Reserve.
Anne Downes DVM
Dr. Anne Downes graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph. For over twenty years she practiced companion animal medicine in the Ottawa area. Dr Downes is currently a professor with the Veterinary Technician Program at Algonquin College. Anne lives just outside of Ottawa with her husband, daughter and family pets and is actively involved with local animal rescue groups.
Susan Kilborn DVM, DVSc, Dipl. ACVIM (IM)
Dr. Susan Kilborn received her DVM degree from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine. After 4 years of emergency and critical care practice in Winnipeg, she entered the DVSc program at the Ontario Veterinary College. She completed the DVSc program in Internal Medicine in 1993, and became board certified in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 1995. After moving to Ottawa in 1993, Dr. Kilborn began receiving referral cases in medicine, initially with Alta Vista Animal Hospital, then through her self-owned Veterinary Internal Medicine Service (VIMS). She has a keen interest in nutrition and currently consults for Medi-cal / Royal Canin Veterinary Diets several days a week.
She has become passionate about community involvement over time, and has worked with the CVMA (was local chair for the CVMA conference in 2007 in Ottawa), does continuing education planning for Eastern Ontario, and has been involved with fund raising for the Ottawa Humane Society’s wonderful new building.
Dr. Kilborn is also Mom to 7 year old Anna, and enjoys spending time with her family every chance she gets.
Linda Anglin CA
Chase Irwin is an Associate in the Business Law and Capital Markets groups at McMillan LLP in the firm’s Ottawa office. Chase’s practice focuses primarily on corporate law and transactional matters (both domestic and cross-border) including corporate finance transactions, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and debt financings, and a broad range of securities and business law matters for both private and public issuers. He has significant industry experience in the technology, cleantech, and private equity and venture capital sectors and works with a broad range of clients, including established public companies, private companies, private equity funds and venture capital investors, start-ups and non-profit and charitable entities. Chase also advises private and public companies on business and founder formation and organization, corporate governance and securities law requirements and their day-to-day legal needs. Chase also participates in numerous extracurricular activities and is a sports and travel enthusiast. Chase is an animal lover and has an Australian Shepherd named Scout and a cat named Burleigh