Dr. Ron Mergl has over 31 years of experience as a veterinarian and is owner, with his wife June, of the Niagara Falls Animal Medical Centre. Ron graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1985 with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree after completing a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Guelph in 1980. Ron also holds a Master’s of Science degree from Brock University (2010) which focused on zoonotic infections (those diseases that are passed from animals to people). Ron has served on numerous boards and his past voluntary governance experience includes President of the Rotary Club of Niagara Falls, Assistant Governor of Area 8 District 7090 of Rotary International, Director with Veterinarians Without Borders Canada, and board member of the Greater Niagara General Hospital, St. Andrews United Church, and Beacon Christian School. Ron spent the last year as a member of Niagara Health’s Quality Committee. Ron and his family reside on a farm in Fenwick.