2019-2020 Executive


Co-President - Matthew Vermey

Program and Year: 3rd Year Animal Biology and Bio-Medical Science

Aspirations: I aspire to get into the Ontario Veterinary College and become a small or large animal vet. I also have a particular interest in the surgical aspect of veterinary medicine.


Co-President - Kendall Kaufman

Program and Year: 3rd Year Animal Biology

Aspirations: I have been an animal lover all my life, and I hope to one day become a small animal veterinarian. I have no plans to specialize yet, but I do have a special interest in cardiology!


Faculty Advisor - Elizabeth Lowenger

Faculty Advisor - Elizabeth Lowenger

Manager of Student Affairs, Ontario Veterinary College


Secretary - Sarah VanSickle

Program and Year: 4th Year Animal Biology

Aspirations: I am so excited to join the FVC executive team during my final year at the university. I aspire to attend OVC or an international vet school and open my own mixed-animal practice. I have embraced my Aggie-ness and developed a love for large animals—especially cows! I also have interests in shelter, wildlife, and zoo medicine which I hope will open doors for continued education and travel in the future.


Senior Treasurer - Carmen Huang

Program and Year: 3rd Year Bio-Medical Science

Aspirations: I've always had a soft spot for animals so I definitely want to become a veterinarian, possibly for companion animals, but I have an interest to become a veterinary oncologist as well.


Junior Treasurer - Janis Fishman

Program and Year: 2nd Year Animal Biology

Aspirations: Ever since I could remember, I have always dreamed about becoming a veterinarian. As of right now, I am extremely interested in animal behaviour and hope for one day to pursue a rewarding career as a veterinarian where why main focus can be on studying the behaviour in small animals. 


Event Coordinator - Akshaya Chandrashekar

Program and Year: 3rd Year Bio-Medical Science, minor in Molecular Biology & Genetics

Aspirations: I would love to be able to combine my love for working with large exotic animals with my passion for scuba diving so my ultimate goal is to specialize in veterinary care for marine mammals! Additionally, I want to help spread awareness and promote the conservation and preservation of aquatic life and marine ecosystems whose survival is under severe threat in today's world.


Event Coordinator - Emmy Luo

Program and Year: 3rd Year Bio-Medical Science

Aspirations: There are so many avenues of veterinary medicine to explore that I have no idea what I'd like to do. Currently, I'm hoping to specialize in large animal surgery or become a swine practitioner. Looking forward to meeting some of our members as they write for our journal!



Communications Officer - Keira McTeer

Program and Year: 4th Year Biological Science

Aspirations: Right now, I'm not exactly sure what kinds of animals I want to focus on as a veterinarian. I'm leaning towards small animals, but I'm definitely open to wherever my experiences guide me once I get into OVC. I am very keen on animal welfare, especially with regard to animal experimentation, so I'm hoping to be able to do some work in that area over the course of my life!


Website and Marketing Officer - Youstina Makhlouf

Program and Year: 3rd Year Animal Biology, minor in Zoology

Aspirations: I am very passionate about the environment and conservation, so I would like to specialize in wildlife medicine one day. I hope to work internationally, where I can make a difference in the lives of animals and the communities that interact with them.


Editor of the Omnis Animalis - Jodie Snoek

Program and Year: 2nd Year Animal Biology

Aspirations: Currently, I’m focusing on bettering myself to build a strong application. Once the time comes, I hope to combine my passion for surgery and emergency medicine with rural practice and travel... but the options are endless so I’ll see where they take me!