Winnipeg VeterinarianAll our Veterinarians follow the guidelines set by the Manitoba Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA).

All practicing Veterinarians must adhere to the MVMA by-law that states:

The veterinarian-client-patient relationship (VCPR) is the basis for interaction among veterinarians, their clients and their patients.

A VCPR exists when your veterinarian has:

  • assumed responsibility for diagnosing and treating your animal(s) and you agree to follow the veterinarian’s instructions
  • seen your animal(s) at least once in the past 12 months and is aware of the keeping and care of your animal(s) by examination or through visits to where you keep your animal(s)
  • offered you emergency coverage for follow-up evaluation in the event of adverse reactions or failure of the treatment regimen.

Dispensing or prescribing a prescription product requires the existence of a VCPR. Your veterinarians will determine the best course of treatment for your animal(s).

If a Veterinarian has insisted on an examination, it is due to this by-law that must be followed.