The primary mandate of the Alberta Veterinary Medical Association (ABVMA) is to ensure that the public is receiving quality veterinary service.
The veterinary profession has been regulated in Alberta since 1906. By establishing and maintaining standards for veterinarians and veterinary facilities, the ABVMA ensures the public has access to safe, competent and ethical veterinary care.
Under the Veterinary Profession Act, the ABVMA and its members, share responsibility to self-govern. Every veterinarian and veterinary technologist practicing in Alberta must be registered with the ABVMA, and every facility must have met inspection standards.
The association is funded by the registration fees paid by each veterinarian, veterinary technologist, and veterinary practice in the province.
Only regulated, highly trained veterinary professionals—registered by the ABVMA—can practice veterinary medicine. To confirm that you are consulting with a registered veterinarian, check our searchable directory.
For information on your animals or a career in veterinary medicine, visit Alberta Animal Health Source.
For more information about veterinary technologists in Alberta, visit the Alberta Association of Animal Health Technologists website.