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Board and Executive Members

CAEDP Board and Executive Members

CAEDP Executive Committee

Cavan McMullan, Cdn-CMEqDP

President

Grant MacKinnon, Cdn-CAEqDP

Vice President

Tamara MacKinnon, Cdn-CEqDRS

Secretary/Treasurer

Executive Board of Directors

Ryan McAleney, Cdn-EqDP

British Columbia Board Representative

Shorty Olson, Cdn-CMEqDP

Alberta Board Representative

Braden Burnier, Cdn-CAEqDP, IAED-EqD

Saskatchewan Board Representative

Lynsey Miller, Cdn-EqDP

Manitoba Board Representative

Debbie Speers, Cdn-EqDP

Ontario Board Representative

Montana Harman, Cdn-EqDP

Quebec Board Representative

Wes Comstock, Cdn-EqDP

Maritime Board Representative

 

 

Certification Directors:  

Cavan McMullan, Cdn-CMEqDP, Shorty Olson, Cdn-CMEqDP, Grant MacKinnon, Cdn-CAEqDP 

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 a pre-determined professional standards-of-practice, increase the level of practice, to safeguard the public interest and intended to be portable to all places a certified professional equine dentist might work.

 

Certified Sedation Course Co-Directors 

Shorty Olson, Cdn-CMEqDP, Grant MacKinnon, Cdn-CAEqDP

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:

Tamara MacKinnon, Cdn-CEqDRS

Responsible to develop a qualified research team comprised of a group of Certified Equine Dental Practitioners committed to working together towards 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, Cdn-CAEqDP

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, Cdn-CMEqDP, Shorty Olson, Cdn-CMEqDP, Grant MacKinnon, Cdn-CAEqDP

Responsible to develop a team charged with the oversight of any possible grievance issues. 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, Cdn-CAEqDP, Shorty Olson, Cdn-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:

Montana Harmon, Cdn-EqDP

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

 

Membership Co-Directors: 

Debbie Speers, Cdn-EqDP, Lynsey Miller, Cdn-EqDP

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

Pre-Certification Wet Lab Director: 

Shorty Olson, Cdn-CMEqDP

Responsible to provide updates to the board on all professional CAEDP Sanctioned Equine Dentistry Standards of Practice Wet Labs.  Wet Labs providing 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:  

Tamara MacKinnon, Cdn-CEqDRS

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

 

Prequalified, Preapproved and CAEDP Recognized Equine Dental School Director:  

Braden Burnier, Cdn-CEqDP, IAED-EqD

Responsible to develop a team charged with pre-approving Equine dental educational facilities for board approval for Canadian Equine Dental Practitioner attendance.  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:  

Tamara MacKinnon, Cdn-CEqDRS

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