Agriculture

Animal Health and Welfare
  
This section describes the services of the Animal Health and Welfare branch, led by the Chief Veterinary Officer (CVO), in protecting animals, food and people. Contact the CVO if you need specialized veterinary advice or if you suspect animals are suffering or have disease.

The following Animal Health and Welfare dashboards provides data from animal welfare investigations, animal disease investigations, rabies testing and results, and the cases and tests conducted by the Provincial Veterinary Diagnostic Services (VDS):

  
The About the CVO section explains the role of the CVO, describes the programs and activities conducted by the
CVO and the laws and regulations it supports.
 
Visit the Animal Welfare section to learn more about  Animal Protection, and how you can report a concern on the poor treatment of animals - on the farm, in the home and in commercial breeding and boarding facilities.
 
In the Animal Health section, producers can link to information on disease control and surveillance conducted by the CVO.  You can also find best practices for biosecurity and veterinary drug use.
 
The Emergency Preparedness page outlines how livestock producers and animal owners can plan for emergencies and evacuations before they occur.
 
The Traceability section explains how industry and government work together to build systems that can track any animal health, natural disaster or food safety emergency back to the source for quick, effective action.
 
The Veterinary Diagnostic Services page outlines the services available to all Manitoba livestock producers and companion animal owners through their veterinarians, and to universities and colleges, zoos and government departments.

What's New?

Avian Influenza Update
Kennel Training Certificate Program
Manitoba Veterinarian's Animal Welfare Handbook

 
Contact Us

The Animal Health and Welfare Team provides technical support and expertise to advance animal health and welfare and protect animals, food and people in Manitoba.

General Inquiry:        chiefveterinaryoffice@gov.mb.ca
                                     Phone: 204-945-7663 in Winnipeg
                                     Fax: 204-945-4327

Mailing Address:       Agricultural Service Building
                                    545 University Crescent
                                    Winnipeg, MB R3T 5S6 

Animal Health and Welfare Team Contact Number
Dr. Scott Zaari
Chief Veterinary Officer 
204-945-7685
Dr. Glen Duizer
Animal Health Surveillance Veterinarian
204-945-4174
Dr. Dale Douma
Veterinary Public Health Epidemiologist
204-945-8011
Shannon Korosec 
Veterinary Diagnostic Services A/Manager
204-945-0818
Dr. Lisa Joachim
Animal Welfare Veterinarian
204-794-1591
Dr. Nicole Sheedy
Animal Welfare Veterinarian 
204-380-9077
One Health Rabies Veterinarian
431-279-0239
Dr. Deanne Wilkinson
Extension Veterinarian

204-599-7784