“I’ve taken a hard look at being absolutely accountable for my own life and recognizing that where I am right now, I’m here because of the choices I’ve made. I’ve created this moment and this day…because I matter.”

Dr. Sue Dorland’s love of animals began when she was growing up on a small farm in rural Ontario. After graduating from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1993, she began working at the Oshawa Animal Hospital. She now owned the practice for a period of time and is now the medical director. She describes her role as a veterinarians “the best job in the world.”

Dr. Dorland enjoys giving back to her local community, as well as the veterinary community. Along with other local veterinarians and the Humane Society, Dr. Dorland helped to establish the Durham Region Spay Neuter Assistance Program in 2012. She’s a past president of the Ontario Veterinary College Alumni Association and is an active member of the South Durham Region Veterinary Association.

Dr. Dorland has volunteered with OVMA for several years, serving as a member of the Conference Committee from 2010-2011. She was elected to the OVMA Board of Directors as a Director-at-Large in 2015 and joined the Executive Committee in 2016. 

Feeling the tug to move back to the country, Dr. Dorland and her partner Ian now enjoy life on a small farm with their horses and their beloved Australian Cattle Dog, Jack.