Congratulations to veterinarian and author Dr. Philipp Schott on the launch of The Battle Cry of the Siamese Kitten : Even More Tales from the Accidental Veterinarian (ECW Press) at McNally Robinson Booksellers in Grant Park, November 17. His third book in what has become a bestselling series offers a variety of heartwarming, funny, and adorable stories that make up a pet vet’s day. Originally from Saskatoon, Dr. Schott is now chief of staff at a large pet hospital in Winnipeg. Click here for more:…/the-battle-cry-of-the…

The MVMA would like to welcome two new Council Members Dr. Morgan Wawryk and Dr. Jaclyn Kaufman.

Dr. Jackie Kaufman grew up on a beef farm in rural Southern Ontario and initially started her degree in the Science in Agriculture program before graduating with her DVM from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2016. She then moved to Prince Edward Island to continue training in a 1-year rotating large animal internship and then a 3-year large animal surgery residency at the Atlantic Veterinary College. Jackie became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2021 and defended her Master of Science thesis earlier this year. Jackie has a strong interest in large animal surgery and equine sports medicine. She spends her spare time exploring new restaurants with her fiance and enjoying time with their cats.




Dr. Wawryk is originally from Alberta and has enjoyed living in all the prairie provinces during her life. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Alberta, a Bachelor of Animal Science from the University of Saskatchewan and completed her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine. She moved to Winnipeg in May of 2019 for family reasons and has enjoyed staying here.

She has a interest in Dermatology, Behavior and Nutrition for both cats and dogs. She likes seeing how all these three specialities are often codependent on each other and how we can make a difference in animals lives by looking at all these factors. She loves the wellness portion of Veterinary medicine and making connections with clients and seeing animals through their lives and the bonds humans share with their four (or three-legged) companions.

Dr. Wawryk lives with her partner and has a mirage of cats and dogs that keep her busy in the home. Most of which like all veterinary staff pets have something special about them like behavior and nutritional issues. In the little free time she has, she has recently taken up photography and is planning on traveling to pursue this hobby. She has also recently started powerlifting competitions as her exercise passion.


The MVMA is pleased to announce that the Government of Manitoba has committed to funding an additional 5 Manitoba seats per year at the WCVM starting with the 2023-2024 school year. For more information, please click here (Government Announcement).

This announcement follows the MVMA’s brief labour survey and lobbying of the Manitoba Government.

We trust that we will receive more detailed information in the coming weeks and will keep membership informed.

In addition, we hope to see you at the 3rd Annual Rural Forum Day, being held on November 5th, 2022 from noon-4:00 pm in Portage La Prarire. To register, click here.

Renewal reminders have been sent out to members on how to renew their licence and/or registration for the 2023 practice year.

  • The renewal deadline date was November 30, 2022
  • Late fees will apply to a veterinarian’s renewal fee
  • All MVMA veterinarian registrations will expire on December 31, 2022
  • Any veterinarians who have not renewed their registration by December 31, 2022, are no longer eligible to practice veterinary medicine as a veterinarian in Manitoba.
  • Any veterinarians who are planning NOT to renew their MVMA registration and/or licensure, complete this form.


Please note that fees will be collected for January 1, 2023 to June 30, 2023 as the MVMA is moving to a July 1-June 30 practice year.

This change has been made to:

·         Reduce staffing costs for annual renewals

·         Reduce technology fees

·         Simplify the process for members that renew veterinary corporation permits

Questions. Please contact Jo-Anne Holod at

The MVMA Council would like to hear from your clinic. Sign up to participate in a Council Conference Lunch call.

AND… the MVMA will buy lunch for your clinic to enjoy while you chat!

This call gives you the opportunity to speak with the MVMA Council to discuss any questions or concerns you may have. The call will be scheduled for 12:15pm on the Council date you choose (click the Sign Up button below to view dates) and will last about 20 minutes or so.

Content of the call:

  1. Introductions
  2. Chat about what the MVMA Council is currently working on
  3. Ask what issues your clinic is dealing with or discuss any questions you have about MVMA activities
  4. Ask how the MVMA could better support you and your clinic

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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.


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