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Association des medecins veterinaires du Quebec


Address: 199, boul. Sainte-Rose Laval, Quebec Canada H7L 1L5

Country: Canada

Region: The Americas

Telephone no: 450 963 1812


Members: 943

Status: Full

Tier: Tier 3

President: Dr. Jean Gauvin

Rep: Marie-Christyne Brosseau


Vision, Mission & Objectives

In 1959, following the growing trend of the caring of s all animals, the first official veterinary association in Quebec was started and named: L’Académie de médec ine vétérinaire de Montréal. Very early on, the association recognized the importance of offering quality conferences to its members.

In the 70’s the association was recognized by the Provincial Order of Veterinarians and this was followed by a grouping of other veterinarian associatio ns established throughout the province. In 1979 the name was changed to: L’Académie de médecine vétéri naire du Québec, to honor this transition.

The association had its first official head office and secretary in 1998. It is only in 2009 that the association was renamed: L’Association des médecins vétérinaires du Québec en pratique des petits animau x.

Priorities for the Upcoming Year


A Leadership more asserted and structured for the promotion of the rights and the representation of the members. 

A concern increased for the veterinary well-being, thanks to resources which favor the psychological health of the members and which help them reconcile personal life and professional practice. 

The continuous improvement of the trainings to stay up to date and keep distancing itself in the domain.

The education of the public and the valuation of the profession.

The raising awareness to the animal well-being, by clear stands on stakes in animal health and on importance of the care of giving to animals.

A review of the mission and governance rules (roles and responsibilities) to optimize the way the Association is managed based on a clear and relevant rationale.