In upholding its responsibility to protect the public, the MVMA sets minimum standards for veterinary practices. These minimum standards and inspection requirements are set out in the MVMA Practice Inspection and Practice Standards By-Law.
Each PIPS inspected Practice is required to complete a self-inspection in the following scenarios:
Change to Practice
To complete a self-inspection please complete the following forms and return the same via email to email@example.com.
When a self-inspection has been conducted as a result of a change to practice, the practice will be granted a 6-month temporary certificate. Within the 6-month period, an MVMA PIPS inspector will contact the practice to arrange for an inspection. Upon successful completion of the MVMA PIPS inspection, the practice will be provided with a 3-year certificate.
Inspections, whether conducted by self-inspection or conducted by an MVMA PIPS inspector, are meant as a point in time marker that a practice meets and/or exceeds the minimum standards as outlined in the PIPS By-Law. Each practice must meet and/or exceed these standards every day.
A Specialty Clinic is a type of veterinary practice that provides for
A Specialty Clinic encompasses ophthalmology, preventative health and rabies clinics or other similar types of relevant practice.
To qualify for a Specialty Clinic the practice must also have a Small Animal Ambulatory Practice Inspection.
The MVMA’s Practice Inspection and Practice Standards Bylaws require veterinarians to notify the MVMA about a Specialty Clinic prior to the event being held.
To notify the MVMA of a Specialty Clinic please:
These clinics allow for the provision of veterinary services to communities in remote areas while maintaining professional and practice standards. Please contact the MVMA for more information about how to apply for a Remote Area Companion Animal Temporary Clinic Certificate.
Companion Animal Temporary Clinic license allows for the provision of veterinary services to communities while maintaining professional and practice standards, thus protecting the public.
The intent of the surgical component of the Companion Animal Temporary Clinic is to make elective surgeries available in areas requiring these services. A separate application is required for each clinic. Clinics are a maximum of 7 consecutive days for duration.
Please note that Temporary Clinics can only operate in areas that are 250 kilometers or more from an existing veterinary clinic/hospital.
To notify the MVMA of a Temporary Clinic please:
Questions, Comments, Concerns
Please contact the MVMA registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org