CVMA Guidelines for Veterinary Antimicrobial Use Website

(As a CVMA member or non-member, you need your username and password to access the platform. Contact the CVMA at or call at (800) 567-2862 if you do not have these credentials)

The CVMA Guidelines for Veterinary Antimicrobial Use is an online platform intended to support Canada’s veterinarians in making sound decisions on the appropriate and responsible use of antimicrobials in animals.

  • Searchable interface with filtering capabilities for quicker access to information on antimicrobial use.
  • Allows for more frequent information updates and the addition of new resources to ensure it represents the latest in guidance and science-based knowledge.
  • Accessible from a variety of devices (e.g. laptop, tablet, smartphone).
  • Is currently available in English, and the French platform will be available in the coming months.

The platform covers six species groups:

  • Beef
  • Dairy
  • Poultry
  • Swine
  • Small Ruminants (sheep)
  • Companion animals (canine, feline)

Who Can Access?

All licensed veterinarians in Canada will be granted full access to all content on the information platform.

Subject matter experts and their supporting teams were instrumental to the development of the content on the online platform.

Six veterinary species groups were involved led by:

  • Dr. Martine Boulianne (Poultry)
  • Dr. Joyce van Donkersgoed (Beef)
  • Dr. Murray Gillies (Dairy)
  • Dr. Christian Klopfenstein (Swine)
  • Dr. Paula Menzies (Small Ruminants)
  • Dr. Scott Weese (Companion Animals)

Development of the updated veterinary guidelines for antimicrobial use was supported during 2017 and 2018 by funding from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s AgriAssurance Program, and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

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