The statistics presented here are based on information collected from provincial veterinary regulatory bodies and from the CVMA itself.

Veterinary Demographics (2021)

Approximate number of veterinarians in Canada: 15,118

Gender ratio (based on CVMA membership):
Female: 62%
Male: 37%
Undisclosed or unknown gender identity: 1%

Breakdown by province :
Alberta: 2,376
British Columbia: 1,881
Manitoba: 539
New Brunswick: 337
Newfoundland and Labrador: 148
Nova Scotia: 482
Prince Edward Island: 386
Nunavut: 2
Ontario: 5,247
Quebec: 2,820
Saskatchewan: 871
Territories: 6
Yukon: 23
Unknown Location: 0

Veterinary Practices

Approximate number of practices in Canada: 3,102

Pet Population

Approximate number of pets living in Canadian households

Cats: 8.1 million
Dogs: 7.7 million

(Source: A 2020 survey of Canadians conducted by Kynetec on behalf of the Canadian Animal Health Institute)