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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 (2020)

Approximate number of veterinarians in Canada: 12,921

Gender ratio (based on CVMA membership):
Female: 61%
Male: 38%
Undisclosed or unknown gender identity: 1%

Breakdown by province :
Alberta: 1,801
British Columbia: 1,754
Manitoba: 422
New Brunswick: 259
Newfoundland and Labrador: 108
Nova Scotia: 355
Prince Edward Island: 196
Ontario: 5,125
Quebec: 2,247
Saskatchewan: 604
Territories: 21
Unknown Location: 29

VETERINARY PRACTICES

Approximate number of practices in Canada: 3,301

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)