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Board and Executive Members

CAEDP Board and Executive Members

CAEDP Executive Committee

Shorty Olson, CMEqDP

President

Grant MacKinnon, CMEqDP, IAED-CEqD

Vice President

Tamara MacKinnon

Secretary/Treasurer

Executive Board of Directors

Ryan McAleney, CEqDP

British Columbia Board Representative

Julie MacKinnon, CEqDP

Alberta Board Representative

Braden Burnier, CAEqDP, IAED-CEqD

Saskatchewan Board Representative

Lynsey Miller, CEqDP

Manitoba Board Representative

Debbie Speer, CAEqDP

Ontario Board Representative

Leo Tournier, CAEqDP

Quebec Board Representative

Daryl Sutcliffe, CAEqDP

Maritime Board Representative

 

 

Certification Directors:  

Cavan McMullan, CMEqDP, Shorty Olson, CMEqDP, Grant MacKinnon, CMEqDP, IAED-CEqD 

Responsible to develop a team charged with the production and oversight of the CAEDP professional certification designation earned by individuals to qualify to competently perform a full-mouth-balance or equilibration. This profession-wide acknowledgment of equine dental educational achievement is in part, intended to confirm the application of pre-determined professional standards of practice, increase the level of practice, safeguard the public interest, and intended to be portable to all places a certified professional equine dentist might work.

 

Certified Sedation Course Co-Director 

Grant MacKinnon, CMEqDP, IAED-CEqD

Responsible to develop and provide oversight for a veterinary facilitated educational course with a pre-determined Nationally recognized curriculum, complete with a list of enrollment pre-requites.

 

Clinical Research Director:

Debbie Speer, CAEqDP

Responsible to develop a qualified research team comprised of a group of Certified Equine Dental Practitioners committed to working together toward a common research goal for each research project.

Current projects:

  • How does proper full-mouth-balance or equilibration influence the hyoid apparatus’ function; and
  • Proper balance in the mouth influences a horse’s response while working with EAL programs.

 

Continuing Education Director:

Grant MacKinnon, CMEqDP, IAED-CEqD

Responsible to provide updates to the board on CAEDP professional continuing education as an opportunity to access training that will develop the skills and knowledge Equine Dental professionals required for continuity, proficiency, and greater success in the workplace.  Seek board approval by IAED, EDPA, and CAEDP to allow universal continuing education credits for all certified equine dentists worldwide.  Also to include Australia, England, and Germany.

 

Disciplinary Matters Co-Directors: 

Cavan McMullan, CMEqDP, Shorty Olson, CMEqDP, Grant MacKinnon, CMEqDP, IAED-CEqD

Responsible to develop a team charged with the oversight of any possible grievance issues. The director is responsible to organize an Ad Hoc Committee when the Association receives any matter requiring board action.

 

Legislation Director: 

Court-qualified EqD experts: Grant MacKinnon, CMEqDP, IAED-CEqD, Shorty Olson, CMEqDP

The Legislative Director is tasked with monitoring National legislative issues directly relating to the profession of equine dentistry and presenting any such issue for board action.  Responsible to develop an extensive team of Court Qualified EqD Experts.

 

Marketing Director:

Julie MacKinnon, CEqDP

Responsible to develop a team charged with marketing the Association and its activities.

 

Membership Co-Directors: 

Lynsey Miller, CEqDP

Responsible for developing a team charged with providing annual membership renewal notification to registered members; a periodic invitation to non-members to join the Association; and providing updated information to board-approved educational facilities for all Canadian registrants.

Pre-Certification Wet Lab Director: 

Shorty Olson, CMEqDP

Responsible to provide updates to the board on all professional CAEDP Sanctioned Equine Dentistry Standards of Practice Wet Labs.  Wet Labs provide a blend of lectures, demonstrations, one-on-one instruction, live horses, debriefing, and evaluation in preparation for enrollment of the CAEDP Professional Certification Practical Examination.

 

Professional Liability Insurance for Canadian EqD Practitioners Director:  

Ryan McAleney, CEqDP

Responsible to organize a team charged with developing a Professional Provincial Liability Insurance, required for all Canadian Equine Dental Practitioners to practice.

 

Preapproved, CAEDP Recognized Equine Dental School Director:  

Braden Bernier, CAEqDP, IAED-CAEqD

Responsible to develop a team charged with pre-approving Equine dental educational facilities for board approval for Canadian Equine Dental Practitioner attendance.  The team is required to confirm the syllabus meets CAEDP’s objectives prior to presenting for board approval.  Provide schools with Canadian equine dental certification options.

 

Provincial License to Practice Director:  

Daryl Sutcliffe, Cdn-CAEqDP

Responsible to organize a team charged with developing a Professional Provincial License to Practice, required for all Canadian Equine Dental Practitioners to practice.