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Animal Health Division


The Animal Health Division delivers programs and services to a variety of members of provincial society in the disciplines of veterinary medicine and food safety as well as directing a number of provincial regulatory programs governed by the Livestock Health Act,the Animal Protection Act, the Food and Drug Act, the Meat Inspection Act, the Heritage Animals Act, and subordinate regulations. The new Animal Health and Protection Act is also a responsibility of this division which will expand its role in the promotion and regulation of animal welfare.



  • Livestock and poultry industries
  • Small animal veterinary clinics
  • General public
  • Newfoundland Pony Society
  • SPCA
  • Associated governmental agencies involved in wildlife management and public health


Office of the Chief Veterinary Officer
Department of Natural Resources
Forestry and Agrifoods Agency
Animal Health Division
Telephone: 709-729-6879
Fax: 709-729-0055
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