NBVMA Position Statements

Partial Digital Amputation (Onychectomy/Declawing)

UPDATE : 14.04 (b) Effective July 1, 2019, it is considered unprofessional conduct for a veterinarian in New Brunswick to perform Partial Digital Amputation (“PDA”), commonly known as declawing or onychectomy, of cats except when this procedure is performed due to a reason of animal health, which exception is not considered to be in contravention of this By-Law.


CVMA Cannabis Update – Summer 2020: https://www.canadianveterinarians.net/news-events/news/cannabis-update-summer-2020%20

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The Delivery of Veterinary Emergency Service in Rural Areas

Please be aware what after-hours services are available to you before an emergency arises. Emergency and critical care services, as for humans and by necessity, are generally centralized in urban centers. Production animal response times may also be delayed due to the availability of professional staff to cover certain districts.

All professionals, including Veterinarians, are experiencing fatigue-impacted decision-making effectiveness. Appropriate work-life balance is thus essential for the provision of safe and productive services. The NBVMA request the Public’s understanding and cooperation as it deals with professional staffing limitations in light of the ongoing challenges outlined above.