The Canadian Association of Bovine Veterinarians (CABV) in conjunction with Boehringer Ingelheim are pleased to announce the “Metacam 20 Bovine Welfare Award”. This award will recognize the achievements in advancing the welfare of animals via leadership, public service, education, research/product development, and/or advocacy by a DVM or animal scientist working in Canada, a faculty member or graduate student of a Canadian university.

The deadline for submission of nominations is May 31, 2023.

For more information click here. To view the nomination form click here

The MVMA encourages members to engage in mentorship. This can be serving as a mentor for a fellow veterinary professional or reaching out as a mentee for some mentorship.

Why be a Mentor?


  • Help build a better veterinary community
  • Become a better leader
  • Shape the leaders of tomorrow
  • Gain new perspectives and fresh ideas
  • Exercise emotional intelligence
  • Strengthen the lessons you’ve already learned

Why be a Mentee?

  • Make connections with Manitoba’s veterinary professionals
  • Kickstart your professional development
  • Become a better leader
  • Raise your confidence and problem-solving abilities

The MVMA is delighted to refer veterinarian members to the CVMA website for more information about their Mentor Roster.

More information about mentorship can also be located on the CVMA website here.

*Please note that you need to be logged into the CVMA website to access this content.

As we enter this flood season, the following is a reminder of the general order of responsibilities when assistance is required:

Step 1

Producers/operators/community representatives/individuals are the first point of responsibility to deal with their own emergency situation.

Step 2

If individuals cannot provide appropriate response to their emergency situation, their local authority is the first point of contact for emergency-related information and assistance.

Step 3

If the local authority cannot handle the situation, the local authority will contact Manitoba Emergency Measures Organization (EMO) for assistance. If EMO requires Agriculture’s assistance, they will assign an issue to the department’s Emergency Planning Leader, who then works with the department’s Executive Management Committee to direct activities to address the emergency.

If animals are in distress, please contact the Animal Care Line at 204-945-8000 (in Winnipeg), 1-888-945-8001 (toll free) or

Emergency preparedness and response resources

Financial assistance resources




Organization Requests Contact information
Manitoba Agriculture General department inquiries, application form for programs inquiries or

1-844-769-6224 toll free

Animal Care Line Animal welfare emergencies, animal health and wellness inquiries or

1-888-945-8001 toll free;

(204-945-8000 in Winnipeg)


Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation (MASC) Centres


Insurance, lending, farmland school tax rebate, wildlife damage compensation, management plus program inquiries Contact a specific office by visiting the MASC website here.

Winnipeg Animal Services is exploring the idea of working with a local veterinary clinic to establish a satellite spay/neuter clinic out of their facility at 1057 Logan Avenue.  Under the program, the clinic would have an experienced veterinarian and RVT to perform surgeries for dogs at the animal shelter a few days a week.  If your clinic is interested, please email Animal Services’ General Manager Leland Gordon at


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Mission: To protect the public through the regulation of veterinary medicine, to support our members and to promote the profession in Manitoba.

Vision: A sustainable veterinary community working together to prioritize the health and welfare of animals, people and the environment.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Statement: The MVMA is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion across gender identity, ethnicity, religion, age, neurodiversity, physical or mental ability, sexual orientation, and marital status. The MVMA membership is multicultural and we value multiple approaches and different points of view in a safe, positive and collaborative environment.


Become an MVMA Member – Learn about the requirements to become a licensed veterinarian or registered veterinary technologist.

Veterinary Medicine – Find out how veterinary medicine impacts the lives of animals.

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