CVMA

Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA)

Canada | Full Member

CVMA President:
Dr. Troy Bourque 
Email: cvmapresident@cvma-acmv.org
Email: tcbourque@yahoo.ca

WSAVA Representative:
Dr. Jim Berry
Email: nneville@cvma-acmv.org

Members: 5,089 Doctors of Veterinary Medicine and 1,710 student veterinarians  

Address:

339 Booth Street
Ottawa Ontario
Canada K1R 7K1
Email : nneville@cvma-acmv.org
Telephone: 613.236.1162 Ext.111

History

The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) is the national voice for the veterinary profession dedicated to serving and representing the veterinarians of Canada. The Association is committed to excellence within the profession and to the well-being of animals. CVMA promotes public awareness of the contribution of animals and veterinarians to society.

 

CVMA Annual Report to WSAVA for 2016

 

2016 List of Activites

  • Through its priorities, CVMA strives to address issues of relevance to veterinarians across Canada.
  • Provided leadership on national veterinary issues and advocacy for regulatory changes at the federal government level.
  • Provided leading-edge research, education, news, and information to enhance learning and career development.
  • Providing veterinary practical tools and resources to support you, your healthcare team and your practice.

 

2016 Highlights

POLICY AND ADVOCACY

  • Developed new position and updated several existing position statements to guide veterinarians on key veterinary issues.
  • Focused on the promotion of antimicrobial stewardship.
  • Continued to represent Canadian veterinarians and position the profession positively in the public eye by continually providing credible, expert information to the media and public.
  • Represented Canadian veterinarians with the World Veterinary Association, World Small Animal Veterinary Association, North American Veterinary Leaders, International Veterinary Officers Coalition, PANVET, Federation of European Veterinarians, Pet Nutrition Alliance, Partners for Healthy Pets and by participating in Canada’s delegation to the OIE General Assembly.


SCIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE

  • Produced monthly issues of The Canadian Veterinary Journal and quarterly issues of the Canadian Journal of Veterinary Research.
  • Hosted the annual CVMA Convention in Niagara Falls, Ontario
  • Hosted the annual CVMA Emerging Leaders Program.
  • Hosted the annual CVMA Summit.
  • Hosted the annual (new) National Issues Forum.
  • Hosted the annual Students of the CVMA Symposium.
  • Canadian Veterinary Reserve conducted an emergency preparedness exercise for all registered CVR members.

 

PRACTICE AND ECONOMICS

  • Delivered business management services, including provincial suggested fee guides, associate and non-DVM compensation and benefits reports, economic consulting services, practice management resources, financial management services and employment guidelines.
  • Participated as an Associate Member of the Partners for Healthy Pets initiative.
  • Maintained an online collection of health and wellness resources for veterinarians.
  • Maintained an online collection of animal health articles for animal owners.
  • Provided support services for veterinary practices such as merchant payment processing service, a business banking program, member rates on classified advertising, and a telephone hold service.
  • Provided savings and discounts for CVMA members on hotel reservations, car rentals, office supplies, business banking services, classified advertising in The CVJ, convention registration and more. 
  • Offered the CVMA Insurance Program, with specialized coverage, risk management services and preferred rates exclusive for members. Save on premiums for commercial, liability, group health, personal automobile and home insurance.
  • Honoured selected veterinarians and veterinary teams with CVMA Awards in recognition of their contributions to veterinary medicine and to the health and welfare of animals.
  • Organized the annual Animal Health Week public awareness campaign.

 

SETTING STANDARDS

  • Administered veterinary licensing exams through the National Examining Board.
  • Accredit Veterinary Colleges (AVMA/CVMA-CoE accreditation
  • Administered the accreditation of AHT/VT Programs in Canada (18 accredited programs).

 

CVMA annual report to WSAVA for 2015

2015 List of activities

 

  • Through its priorities, CVMA strives to address issues of relevance to veterinarians across Canada.
  • Provided leadership on national veterinary issues and advocacy for regulatory changes at the federal government level. 
  • Provided leading-edge research, education, news, and information to enhance learning and career development. 
  • Providing veterinary practical tools and resources to support you, your healthcare team and your practice.

 

2015 Highlights

POLICY AND ADVOCACY

Developed new position and updated several existing position statements to guide veterinarians on key veterinary issues.

Focused on the promotion of antimicrobial stewardship. 

Continued to represent Canadian veterinarians and position the profession positively in the public eye by continually providing credible, expert information to the media and public. 

Provided veterinary practices with guidance on coming into compliance with Canada’s New Anti-Spam Legislation.

Represented Canadian veterinarians with the World Veterinary Association, World Small Animal Veterinary Association, North American Veterinary Leaders, Commonwealth Veterinary Association, PANVET, Pet Nutrition Alliance, Partners for Healthy Pets and the International Summit for Urban Animal Strategies. 

 

SCIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE 

 

Produced monthly issues of The Canadian Veterinary Journal and quarterly issues of the Canadian Journal of Veterinary Research.

Hosted the annual CVMA Convention in Calgary, Alberta.

Hosted the annual CVMA Emerging Leaders Program.

Hosted the annual CVMA Summit of Veterinary Leaders.

Hosted the annual Students of the CVMA Symposium. 

Canadian Veterinary Reserve conducted an emergency preparedness exercise for all registered CVR members.

PRACTICE AND ECONOMICS

Delivered business management services, including provincial suggested fee guides, associate and non-DVM compensation and benefits reports, economic consulting services, practice management resources, financial management services and employment guidelines.

CVMA released the Green Veterinary Practice initiative, a collection of eco-friendly resources for veterinary practices available on CVMA’s website. 

As a member of the Pet Nutrition Alliance, CVMA released a pet nutrition assessment video to help veterinarians conduct pet nutrition assessments and discuss nutritional guidelines with clients. 

Participated as an Associate Member of the Partners for Healthy Pets initiative. 

Maintained an online collection of health and wellness resources for veterinarians. 

Participated in a Canadian panel that reviewed and adopted the Association of Shelter Veterinarians’ Guidelines for Standards of Care in Animal Shelters. 

Maintained an online collection of animal health articles for animal owners.

Provided support services for veterinary practices such as merchant payment processing service, a business banking program, member rates on classified advertising, and a telephone hold service. 

Provided savings and discounts for CVMA members on hotel reservations, car rentals, office supplies, business banking services, classified advertising in The CVJ, convention registration and more.  

Offered the CVMA Insurance Program, with specialized coverage, risk management services and preferred rates exclusive for members. Save on premiums for commercial, liability, group health, personal automobile and home insurance. 

Honoured selected veterinarians and veterinary teams with CVMA Awards in recognition of their contributions to veterinary medicine and to the health and welfare of animals. 

Organized the annual Animal Health Week public awareness campaign. 

 

SETTING STANDARDS

Administered veterinary licensing exams through the National Examining Board.

Administered the accreditation of AHT/VT Programs in Canada (18 accredited programs).