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AGM Notice - Change in Venue

On August 26 2019, the CVBC circulated the AGM Notice to registrants by email for the upcoming Annual General Meeting.  On October 1, 2019 the CVBC circulated an AGM Notice update regarding the change in venue.  It is still scheduled to be held on Friday, November 1st, 2019 from 2 pm to 4 pm, but now will be held at the Westin Wall Centre Vancouver Airport in Richmond.  Please follow the link for full details. 


Understanding the Cannabis Act and Regulations 

The Canadian Council of Veterinary Regulators' (CCVR) Cannabis Working Group has developed the following resource for Canadian veterinarians regarding the Cannabis Act and Regulations.  Please follow this link.  


AGM Notice 

On August 26 2019, the CVBC circulated the AGM Notice to registrants by email for the upcoming Annual General Meeting scheduled to be held in Vancouver on Friday, November 1st, 2019 from 2 pm to 4 pm.  Please follow the link for full details.  Materials will follow.


Voting Results on Schedule C

The results are as follows:
          Voter turnout was 38.9%.
          The "NO" vote prevailed at 57.2% of voters tallied.
          The "YES" vote was counted at 42.8% 

On behalf of CVBC Council, I accept the result and will take this opportunity to thank everyone who participated.  We will now make the appropriate economies in our budget and operations to reflect the will of the voters. 


Application of the CVBC's New Professional Practice Standard: Small Animal Anesthetic Monitoring 

On February 21st the CVBC circulated a message to all registrants advising of a new practice standard to be in effect as of March 1, 2019, reflecting the importance of monitoring and record keeping during anesthetic procedures. 

If your clinic currently does not have the equipment necessary to comply with the standard, proof of having placed an equipment order on or before March 1, 2019 will avoid adverse consequences until you are able to take delivery and train your staff. 

UPDATE:  Council amended the PPS: Small Animal Anesthetic Monitoring on March 1, 2019.  Section 2 - Blood Gases now requires that every facility monitor and record either oxygenation (via pulse oximetry or arterial blood gas analysis of PaO2) OR end-tidal CO2 (via capnography) at a minimum of 5-minute intervals.  The amended Standard is effective April 1, 2019.   Please click here to review the standard. 

Council Election and Appointment Results
The following two registrants have been elected to Council, and have agreed to serve, effective March 1, 2019:

          - Dr. Josh Waddington
          - Dr. Doris Leung

Voter turnout amounted to 697 eligible registrants. Thank you for participating.

The Minister recently appointment two new public members to Council who will commence serving on March 1, 2019:
          - Mr. Gian Sihota
          - Mr. Christopher Finding

  • Registration fees are due December 31, 2018;
  • 2018 Self Assessment Forms are due January 31, 2019. The form will change in 2019, so please do not use the old form;
  • The Veterinarian Investigator job opportunity has been reposted here  .


Schedule C

The proposed Schedule C to Part 1 of the CVBC Bylaws passed registrant vote by a margin of 89% in favour.


Council Elections

We have 2 (two) upcoming vacancies on Council. The Nominations Committee has declared the following registrants as eligible candidates to stand for election to Council for a 3 (three) year term following the election cycle which ends on February 15, 2019:

Dr. Parmjit Dhillon
Dr. Doris Leung
Dr. Sarah Squinas
Dr. Josh Waddington

Electronic voting materials will be distributed to registrants eligible to vote on or before December 6th, pursuant to Bylaw s. 1.8 . If you have any questions please send them to