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MEDIA ADVISORY: Help Vets Help Pets - Dogs on Parliament Hill

May 14, 2019

OTTAWA, May 14, 2019 - The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) invites parliamentarians, senators and the media for a unique outdoor event bringing together pets and vets on Parliament Hill.

Help vets help pets by meeting with Dr. Sarah Silcox, Director and President of the Canadian Association of Veterinary Cannabinoid Medicine and veterinarian Dr. Ian Sandler to learn about the therapeutic benefits of using medical cannabis for pets.

As the federal government prepares to legalize cannabis edibles and topicals, Canada’s veterinarians are calling on the federal government to update labelling and amend the cannabis regulations to allow veterinarians to legally authorize medical cannabis to pet owners looking to alleviate pet ailments.   

Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Time: 3:30 p.m.

Where:West Block, South-facing lawn, Wellington and O’Connor Street

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About the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association
Established by an Act of Parliament in 1948, the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association is the national and international voice for Canada’s 13,000 veterinarians. Its membership comprises Canada’s authoritative expertise on veterinary science, animal health and welfare, and veterinary public health. 

About the Canadian Association of Veterinary Cannabinoid
The Canadian Association of Veterinary Cannabinoid is a national non-profit corporation founded by a group of veterinary professionals. We advocate for veterinary access to cannabis and work closely with veterinary associations and Health Canada to improve our understanding of cannabis-based therapies for animals, and to improve our clients’ ability to access these therapies. 

For further information, please contact:
Matthew Don Trapp 
Matthew.trapp@hkstrategies.ca 
613-805-0545