Animal health

Last updated on January 29, 2024

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 (AHC) provides world class veterinary diagnostic services that protect the health of all animals in B.C. to support disease prevention, control and eradication.

The AHC 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:

Other ministry animal health resources

Animal disease information

Reports and publications

Virtual Open House

Join us for a virtual open house of the Animal Health Centre on

February 15, 2024,  at 7:00p.m. PST.

Register now

Contact Information

Animal Health Centre 
Monday - Friday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

1767 Angus Campbell Road
Abbotsford, B.C. V3G 2M3
Office of the Chief Veterinarian