Regulatory Bodies

In Canada, licensing for veterinary medicine is the responsibility of the provincial veterinary association or a separate licensing body empowered by provincial legislation. The role and authority of the provincial licensing body is to protect and serve the public interest through the regulation of the practice of veterinary medicine. While the general requirements to practise veterinary medicine are similar, specific requirements differ from province to province.

The addresses of the licensing bodies in each of the 10 provinces and territories are listed below. 

Alberta Veterinary Medical Association (ABVMA)

Building #3, Elm Business Park
Suite 104, 9452 - 51 Avenue NW
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 5A6
Tel: (780) 489-5007 / (800) 404-2862
Fax: (780) 484-8311
Contact Us: abvma.ca/content/51/ABVMAStaff
abvma.ca

College of Veterinarians of British Columbia (CVBC)

Airport Executive Park
Building 7
Suite 210, 10991 Shellbridge Way
Richmond, BC V6X 3C6
Tel: (604) 929-7090 / 1-800-463-5399
Fax: (604) 929-7095
reception@cvbc.ca
cvbc.ca

College of Veterinarians of Ontario (CVO)

2106 Gordon St.
Guelph, ON N1L 1G6
Tel: (519) 824-5600 / 1-800-424-2856
Fax: (519) 824-6497 / 1-888-662-9479
inquiries@cvo.org
cvo.org

Manitoba Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA)

1590 Inkster Blvd.
Winnipeg, MB R2X 2W4
Tel: (204) 832-1276 / 1-866-338-6862
Fax: (204) 832-1382
mvma.ca

New Brunswick Veterinary Medical Association (NBVMA)

P.O. Box 24063
Saint John, NB E2M 5R8
Tel: (506) 693-9994
Fax: (506) 635-2903
nbvma@rogers.com 
nbvma-amvnb.ca

Newfoundland and Labrador College of Veterinarians (NLVetCollege)

P.O. Box 21029
St. John's, NL A1A 5B2
Tel: (709) 986-1859 
Fax: (709) 596-1506
nlvetcollege@gmail.com
https://sites.google.com/site/nlvetcollege

Northwest Territories

Department of Health and Social Services
Government of the Northwest Territories
Box 1320, CST-8
Yellowknife, NT X1A 2L9
Tel: (867) 920-8058
Fax: (867) 873-0484
professional_licensing@gov.nt.ca
www.hss.gov.nt.ca/

Nova Scotia Veterinary Medical Association (NSVMA)

15 Cobequid Rd.
Lower Sackville, NS B4C 2M9
Tel: (902) 865-1876
Fax: (902) 865-2001
info@nsvma.ca
nsvma.ca

Nunavut

Registrar
Department of Health and Social Services
Government of Nunavut
Box 390
Kugluktuk, NU X0B 0E0
Tel: (867) 982-7655/7668
Fax: (867) 982-7640/3256
hssnunavutregistrar@gov.nu.ca
gov.nu.ca

Ordre des médecins vétérinaires du Québec (OMVQ)

800, avenue Ste-Anne, bureau 200
St-Hyacinthe, QC J2S 5G7
Tel: (450) 774-1427 / 1-800-267-1427
Fax: (450) 774-7635
info@omvq.qc.ca
omvq.qc.ca

Prince Edward Island Veterinary Medical Association (PEIVMA)

The Farm Centre Building
420 University Ave. Suite 100
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7Z5
Tel: (902) 367-3757
Fax: (902) 838-5077
admin.peivma@gmail.com
peivma.com

Saskatchewan Veterinary Medical Association (SVMA)

202 – 224 Pacific Ave
Saskatoon, SK S7K 1N9
Tel: (306) 955-7862
Fax: (306) 975-0623
svma@svma.sk.ca
svma.sk.ca