It is now official: The newly released budget for 2023 reaffirms Manitoba’s inter-provincial agreement with the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) at the University of Saskatchewan to increase the intake to 20 seats every year until it supports 80 Manitoba students annually through the four-year program. The agreement, reached late last fall, will provide over $134 million to the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) for the next five years to attract, and train Manitoba students for a career in veterinary medicine.

The commitment was part of the government’s $1.8-billion 2023 budget, announced on March 7, and came as welcome news to the new president of the Manitoba Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA).

“A commitment to funding veterinary medical education is the first and most important step towards addressing the veterinary shortage in Manitoba, along with shortages in other provinces,” Dr. Mackenzie Marks said. “This is something we’ve been working to achieve for many months now, so it’s great to hear the province is committed to helping us move forward.”

The budget also contained provisions to bolster animal disease preparedness in Manitoba through enhanced surveillance and detection. The province will look to strengthen veterinary diagnostic testing and disease analysis to reduce large-scale risks for livestock and poultry producers by enhancing staffing at the Veterinary Diagnostic Services Laboratory to support higher volumes of animal disease testing and the provision of timely results. Other measures include investing $396,000 to support the operations of the new Laboratory Information Management System, according to the Honourable Derek Johnson, Minister of Agriculture.

Click here for the additional details available on the province’s budget website page.

A recent postal–related incident is renewing calls for safety and diligence at all Manitoba veterinary practice offices. A delivery to the Manitoba Veterinary Medical Association office in Winnipeg initially caused some concern amongst staff. Though the contents were benign, MVMA Council reminds all that it’s important to keep safety in mind at all time, including when receiving or handling items at the office. All staff are reminded to be watchful of all materials they encounter at the workplace and to refer to Workplace Safety and Health protocols should any doubt or concern arise. Click here for a link to the WSH site for more information or call 1–888–915–8088.

The clock is running! Tickets now available for MVMA Member Engagement and Awards Evening, set for Saturday, February 11 at The Gates on Roblin in Headingly, Manitoba. 

Each year, Manitoba Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA) members recognize those who have made significant contributions to the advancement of veterinary medicine in this province. To mark such achievements, the MVMA will host the Membership Engagement and Awards Evening and Dinner that is open for all to attend.  

The event will highlight the many outstanding achievements in veterinary medicine over the past 12 months, including the Veterinarian of the Year award. A number of honourary and lifetime memberships will also be presented along with certificates of merit for exemplary service to the profession in Manitoba. 

“This will be a time to mark the many contributions that veterinary medicine delivers to the broader community each and every day,” MVMA Executive Director Corey Wilson says. “We invite and encourage everyone to join us to properly acknowledge and salute the tremendous impact our members have on so many aspects of day–to–day life in Manitoba.” 

The awards evening and dinner will be preceded by a Continuing Education session from Amy Oliver & Co. on professional leadership and business coaching. All attendees will earn one hour of CE credit. 

The day will also feature a Town Hall session where members can gather to discuss the state of the profession in Manitoba. Click here to see the lineup of activities for the day. 

The awards evening will include a full course dinner at the ambient Gates On Roblin, one of the finest and most prestigious locations in the province that includes complementary refreshments.  

A limited number of tickets are now available, on a first–come, first–served basis, at $50 for vets, $25 for RVT’s and other guests. Click here to get yours today! The event is proudly presented by Boehringer Ingelheim. 

“This will be a great day for the veterinary community in Manitoba,” Corey Wilson adds, “and we would love to see as many folks turn out for what will be an exciting and rewarding day for all.” 

Click here for the event landing page and tickets to the February 11 event. 

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The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association, in partnership with the Manitoba Veterinary Medical Association, are conducting the annual Survey of Compensation and Benefits for Associate Veterinarians.This survey is designed to examine the compensation and benefits provided to associate (non-owner) veterinarians in private practice and examines several characteristics (type of practice, years in practice, location, types of compensation, etc.) The results produce the Report on Compensation and Benefits for Associate Veterinarians — an important benchmarking tool.

Complete the survey before September 23rd to be entered into a draw to win a $500 gift card or a complimentary registration to the 2023 CVMA Annual Convention in Quebec City.

The CVMA is pleased to acknowledge the collaboration of the provincial veterinary medical associations and appreciates the program co-partners for their financial support.

Did you know that latex allergy can be triggered by direct contact or inhalation? Most veterinary practices use latex gloves. Latex products, especially gloves, release latex particles, which you can breathe in when they become airborne. The amount of airborne latex from gloves differs greatly depending on the brand of glove used.

Please keep this in mind when persons in the office (including staff and clients) report a latex allergy.

For more information about latex allergy, please click here

For workplace health and safety information regarding latex please click here

Vetavision is a student-run open house at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) that takes place every two years. The two-day event opens up the veterinary college to the public to showcase the veterinary profession and to highlight the many roles of veterinarians in animal health, public health, research, industry, and community service. The event will take place from September 23 and 24, 2022, and will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. each day. Vetavision will take place in and around the WCVM’s facilities located on the University of Saskatchewan (USask) campus in Saskatoon, Sask. For a chance to get a free ticket and to signup to help out with the MVMA booth, please submit this form.

Click here for more information.

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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.

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