Animal health

The Office of the Chief Veterinarian and the Animal Health Centre support animal health in British Columbia through diagnostic testing services, disease surveillance, regulations, and licensing.

Animal Health Centre

The Animal Health Centre provides world class veterinary diagnostic services that protect the health of all animals in B.C. to support disease prevention, control and eradication. The Animal Health Centre protects human health, with the timely and accurate diagnosis of zoonotic diseases that transmit from animals to humans, in both the public health and the food safety sectors.

Office of the Chief Veterinarian

The Office of the Chief Veterinarian (OCV) provides leadership for animal health policy and programming, One Health, and One Welfare in British Columbia. OCV staff are responsible for provincial dairy, apiary, game farm, fur farm, and veterinary drug outlet licensing and inspections.

Learn more about the Office of Chief Veterinarian and its activities.

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