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Statistics

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

Veterinary Demographics (2019)

Approximate number of veterinarians in Canada: 12,886

Gender ratio (based on CVMA membership):
Female: 63%
Male: 35%
Undisclosed or unknown gender identity: 2%

Breakdown by province :
Alberta: 1,708
British Columbia: 1,674
Manitoba: 403
New Brunswick: 257
Newfoundland and Labrador: 118
Nova Scotia: 358
Prince Edward Island: 191
Ontario: 5,018
Quebec: 2,512
Saskatchewan: 622
Territories: 25

VETERINARY PRACTICES

Approximate number of practices in Canada: 3,444

PET POPULATION

Approximate number of pets living in Canadian households

Cats: 8.3 million
Dogs: 8.2 million

(Source: A 2018 survey of Canadians conducted by Kynetec on behalf of the Canadian Animal Health Institute)