British Columbia names new top veterinarian

Courtesy: Coastal Health

by Thomas Doucet

Chief Veterinarian

Jul 28, 2022 | 9:37 AM

VICTORIA—The province has named a new top veterinarian.

dr Theresa Burns was named to the position this morning in a news release from the Ministry of Agriculture and Food. Burns holds a doctorate in veterinary medicine with distinction from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan. She also has a master of science in animal reproduction as well as a doctorate in epidemiology.

She has worked as a front-line veterinarian helping both household pets and farm animals. Burns has also provided consultation in veterinary epidemiology which has helped her develop a strong knowledge of zoonotic diseases.

Burns will begin her role on Sept. 6, 2022, at the Ministry of Agriculture and Foods’ Plant and Animal Health Center in Abbotsford.