Vet services geared to First Nations – Yahoo News Canada

Fri, March 8, 2024

The Manitoba Veterinary Medical Association will be launching a program in June that will deliver crucial veterinary services to northern and First Nations communities across the province.

Working with the Winnipeg Humane Society and Manitoba government, the Limited Access Vaccinator Program was approved at the Manitoba Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA) annual general meeting at the end of January.

“This is one of the first programs in Canada that’s operating in this way,” MVMA executive director Corey Wilson told the Sun. “We’re definitely first province in Canada and one of the first (places) in North America to offer a program like this.”

The initiative, part of the MVMA’s response to the acute shortage of veterinarians in Manitoba, directly engages private veterinarians with communities to deliver essential services by allowing registered veterinary technologists and trained non-veterinarians to administer procedures such as vaccinations and deworming.

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