CVMA-ACMV

Statistics

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

Veterinary Demographics (2018)

Approximate number of veterinarians in Canada: 12,517

Gender ratio :
Female: 58%
Male: 40%
Undisclosed or unknown gender identity: 2%

Breakdown by province :
Alberta: 1,623
British Columbia: 1,546
Manitoba: 395
New Brunswick: 239
Newfoundland and Labrador: 104
Nova Scotia: 340
Prince Edward Island: 178
Ontario: 4,880
Quebec: 2,640
Saskatchewan: 552
Territories: 20

VETERINARY PRACTICES

Approximate number of practices in Canada: 3,224

PET POPULATION

Approximate number of pets living in Canadian households

Cats: 8.8 million
Dogs: 7.6 million

(Source: A 2016 survey of Canadians conducted by Kynetec on behalf of the Canadian Animal Health Institute)