CVMA | National Tick Awareness Month

National Tick Awareness Month

March is National Tick Awareness Month (NTAM), a client-education initiative introduced in 2016 by the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) in partnership with Merck Animal Health.

Thanks to the enthusiastic response of the Canadian veterinary community to the campaign, a growing number of pet owners across the country are now aware of the risk of exposure to ticks in early spring, and are taking measures to protect their pets and their families against these parasites and the diseases they can carry.

The veterinary community may not be able stop tick expansion, but there's still a great deal we can do to help change public perceptions and behaviours when it comes to tick control. 

2019 National Tick Awareness Month

The 2019 NTAM campaign builds on the momentum of the three previous years, with the launch of, a new educational website for Canadian pet owners. 

Visit for more information and to access NTAM resources.

Past Campaigns 

Take a look at some of the campaign materials from the past campaigns.

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