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 five 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 MVMA General By-Law No. 2
  3. The MVMA General By-Law No. 3
  4. The Code of Ethics – This By-Law speaks to members’ ethical obligations.
  5. 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:

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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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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