Veterinary professionals in Manitoba are governed by provincial law as well as the By-Laws established by the MVMA. It is essential that veterinary professionals familiarize themselves with their responsibilities under these regulations.

The Veterinary Medical Act

The MVMA has established three by-laws to govern members and operations of the MVMA.

  1. The MVMA General By-Law No. 1This By-Law addresses governance and member obligations.
  2. The Code of Ethics – This By-Law speaks to members’ ethical obligations.
  3. MVMA Practice Inspection and Practice Standards By-Laws – This By-Law speaks to the rule that veterinary practices must follow.

Other provincial legislation influencing the practice of veterinary medicine includes:

  • The Manitoba Animal Care Act – Read more
  • The Manitoba Animal Diseases Act – Read more

Federally, the Health of Animals Act and associated regulations require veterinarians to notify the Canadian Food Inspection Agency of specified animal diseases when encountered domestically – Read more

In addition, the practice of pharmacy as it relates to veterinary medicine is governed by The Pharmaceutical Act of Manitoba – Read more

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The Manitoba Veterinary Medical Association is the professional organization of the province’s veterinarians and veterinary technologists.

We are an independent, non-profit entity that is dedicated to promoting the excellence of the veterinary professions.


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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