THE LARGEST VETERINARY LOCUM COMMUNITY ACROSS CANADA
Oxilia is a veterinary recruitment platform across Canada.
It was founded by two DVM students in veterinary medicine at the University of Montréal who wanted to be more involved in the temporary placement of locum veterinary.
The principle of Oxilia is simple. In order to meet the needs of the workforce and temporarily replace an absent or a veterinarian on the leave, Oxilia connects via its on-line platform to establishments seeking a replacement and animal health professionals (veterinarians , animal health technicians or veterinary students) available to fill a position on a temporary basis.
Oxilia's Latin derivative "auxilia", which means "aid", "relief" or "assistance", aims to help veterinary clinics across Canada meet their needs for animal health professionals and ensure the proper functioning of their establishment.
Today, Oxilia has a broad network of professionals of animal health, covering the entire territory of Canada.
Freely connect professionals of animal health and veterinary clinics to ensure better service to clients and patients.
- Mutual assistance
Founder / François Asselin
With a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Sherbrooke, François Asselin is passionate about finance and entrepreneurship. In 2016, he incidentally founded a second company in the veterinary field, the veterinary equipment exchange platform VEP Medical Ltd. He is currently a third year DVM student and, until recently, was the Treasurer of the Quebec Veterinary Medical Students Association (AEMVQ). Besides veterinary medicine, accounting and entrepreneurship, his main interests are triathlons, music, art, opera and the outdoors.
Founder / Jean-Simon Richard
Jean-Simon Richard is a native of the Magdalen Islands archipelago, situated in the middle of the Gulf of Saint Lawrence. He is currently a third year DVM student and is very involved in the student life of his university. Moreover, he is President of the Quebec Veterinary Medical Students Association (AEMVQ). He also holds a bachelor's degree in security and police studies from the School of Criminology at the University of Montreal. In addition to veterinary medicine, justice and entrepreneurship, his other fields of interest are history, archeology, politics, international relations, science and scuba diving.
Chief Operating Officer / Tommy B. Levasseur
Tommy B. Levasseur graduated from the marine institute in Rimouski, Quebec in 2011. He worked a few years as navigation officer in the merchant marine before a career reorientation in veterinary medicine. Tommy is currently completing his fourth year of the DVM and is actively implicated as senior academic affairs delegate in the Quebec Veterinary Medical Students Association (AEMVQ). Other than veterinary medicine and maritime world, he has a passion for music, golf, and business.
Communications and customer service manager / Charles Brien
Definitely the outsider of the team, Charles doesn’t come from a veterinary background, unlike his four teammates. It is in public communication at Université Laval that he completed his baccalaureate just before flying all the way to the west to obtain a diploma in Acting at the Vancouver Film School. Having worked in sales and won the gold and the bronze medals at the 2015 and 2016 Communication Games, Charles is the communications and customer service manager at Oxilia. Sportsman and foodie at heart, he is also passionate about cinema, basket-ball, drawing and sushi!
Operation and business development manager / Victor Gaudreault
Trained as a veterinary technician, Victor has touched on many aspects of the profession. His experiences in an emergency center, at the University of Montreal’s Farm Animal Hospital and as a manager for the Animal Health Technicians Association of Quebec (ATSAQ) and in practices have helped him become the versatile and curious professional he is today. Passionate and involved within the company, he supports Oxilia’s matching operations. His imagination and interpersonal skills lead him into developing new opportunities. Philanthropist at heart with 1001 projects, he spends his free time in the artistic development of the city of Montreal as well as by working in varied organisms and foundations.