Complementary Alternative Veterinary Medicine in Canada

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Below are Q&As that were completed with some of the Canadian Veterinary Boards, position statements on The Practice of Complementary and Alternative Veterinary Medicine, guidelines, bylaws, as well as links to each Veterinary Association.

To see the regulations in your area, open the appropriate pdf and search for either your modality or “complementary”. If you are still unable to find the information you are looking for, contact the appropriate veterinary association and ask them directly.

Alberta – Alberta Veterinary Medical Association – ABVMA –

Alberta Veterinary Act

Alberta Veterinary Act

British Columbia – College of Veterinarians of British Columbia – CVBC –

British Columbia Veterinary Act

British Columbia Veterinary Act

Manitoba – Manitoba Verterinary Medical Association – MVMA –

Manitoba Veterinary Act

Manitoba Q&A







New Brunswick – New Brunswick Medical Veterinary Association – NBVMA –

New Brunswick Veterinary Act

Newfoundland & Labrador – Newfoundland and Labrador Veterinary Medical Association – NALVMA –

Newfoundland and Labrador Veterinary Act

Nova Scotia – Nova Scotia Veterinary Medical Association – NSVMA –

Nova Scotia Veterinary Act

Ontario – College of Veterinarians of Ontario – CVO –

Ontario Veterinary Act

Ontario Q&A






Prince Edward Island – Prince Edward Island Veterinay Medical Association – PEIVMA –

Prince Edward Island Veterinary Act

Quebec – Quebec Veterinary Medical Association / L’Ordre des Médecins Vétérinaires du Québec – AMVQ / OMVQ –

Quebec Veterinary Act

Saskatchewan – Saskatchewan Veterinary Medical Association – SVMA –

Saskatchewan Veterinary Act

Saskatchewan Q&A







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