Dr. Mathews graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1980, obtained the Doctor of Veterinary Science degree in Small Animal Surgery 1986, and Board Certification in the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (Diplomate ACVECC) in 1993. Dr. Mathews was Service Chief Emergency & Critical Care Medicine, OVC 1989-2009, President of the Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Society (VECCS) 2002-2004 and Chair of the WSAVA Global Pain Council - Guidelines. She is a recipient of the 1999 CVMA Small Animal Practitioner of the Year Award, the 2002 ACVECC Scientific Achievement Award, the 2002-2004 University of Guelph Presidential Distinguished Professor Award, and the 2009 Ira M Zaslow VECCS Award for Distinguished Service.
Dr. Mathews is a national and international speaker at scientific conferences, is author and co-author of many scientific journal publications and chapters in several veterinary textbooks. Is Editor of the 1st , 2nd & 3rd Editions Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Medicine Manual, Co-Editor of Analgesia & Anesthesia for the Ill or Injured Cat and Dog, and Guest Editor Veterinary Clinics of North America, Small Animal Practice, July 2000 and November 2008.
Currently, Dr. Mathews is an active University of Guelph Professor Emerita and a member of the Board of the Canadian Association of Veterinary Cannabinoid Medicine.