The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) has taken care in preparing the information contained in this Web site but cannot guarantee its accuracy. Moreover, we cannot guarantee the accuracy of information contained in the various linked sites as the owners of those sites, alone, are responsible for verifying the accuracy of their information.

The CVMA is not liable for any claims or damages which may result from the access and use of this Web site and of the information contained therein.

CVMA Corporate Privacy Policy

The CVMA Corporate Privacy Policy describes the Association's practices for the collection, use and distribution of personal information regarding its members, and our commitment to comply with the Federal Government's Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA).


Online Privacy Statement

The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association respects your right to privacy and will not collect, use or disclose any personal information regarding you without your consent.

What information is collected at the Web site and why?

A) Personal Information

Personal information is information about an identifiable individual. Certain sections of are reserved for veterinarians and veterinary students, and within the Web site are pages earmarked for CVMA members. We require personal information like your CVMA ID number and password to confirm your identity as a CVMA member and veterinarian. If you do not provide us with this personal information, you will not be able to visit the veterinarians’ only and members' only sections of the Web site.

B) Email Address

We also require your email address so that we can confirm to you the information you requested through the automated features of the Web site or to confirm the successful transmission of information you submitted through the Web site.

C) Credit card transactions

Some Web transactions on require the following information:

  1. Personal identifying information such as name, address, email;
  2. Credit card information.

Personal identifying information collected in these sections of the site is used for billing and shipping of goods or services sold. Credit card information is sent to the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association for approval and processing of the online transaction. This information is used for no other purpose than to process credit card transactions conducted at We retain a record of your billing and shipping information and credit card information.

Disclosing Information

Only selected individuals within the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association have access to the personal information that you provide through the Web site. This access is granted strictly for the purposes identified in this Online Privacy Statement.

We will not sell or share personal information collected at the Web site with other organizations except to the extent that disclosure is required by a valid legal requirement such as a law, regulation or search warrant.

Accessing Your Personal Information

If at any time you wish to update the information you provided or to verify its accuracy, you may visit the "Update Profile" section of the Web site or contact the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association.

Cookies and Similar Technologies

We use cookies (small data files that websites save to your computer’s hard disk or to your browser’s memory) and similar technologies to store your preferences and settings, provide interest-based advertising, and analyze our service performance. Cookies themselves cannot collect any information stored on your computer or your files, they cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer, and can only be read by a web server. With the use of cookies and similar technologies, anonymous information about a visitor’s actions is collected when they view this site and no personally identifiable information is collected.

You can modify your browser settings to control cookies and opt out of data collection by third parties through web beacons. Depending on your setting choices, you will still be able to visit our website but some of the functions may not work correctly.

We partner with trusted third parties to manage advertising on other websites. These third parties use cookies and web beacons to recognize your computer and are set to help deliver targeted advertisements that may be of interest to you.

You may opt out of targeted ads at:


The website server(s) reside in a controlled-access data centre that is accessible only by network administrators of the data centre and authorized clients or agents. The data centre is monitored and protected by 24-hour on-site security personnel as well as physical security barriers.

Our network is protected with advanced encryption and firewall technology. Although we make every reasonable effort to protect your personal information from loss, misuse or alteration by third parties, you should be aware that there is always some risk involved in transmitting information over the Internet.

Questions About this Policy Statement

This privacy statement applies only to the Web site. The Web site does contain links to other sites. Once you enter another Web site, be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage you to look for and review the privacy statements of each and every Web site that you visit through a link on or any site that collects personal information from you.

If you have any questions about the Online Privacy Statement, please feel free to email