Find your local vet

The Veterinary Assistance Program helps maintain a viable livestock industry by supporting large animal veterinary services in designated underserviced areas of Ontario. Eligible program areas include areas in Ontario north of and including the County of Renfrew, the County of Haliburton, the Township of Addington Highlands, the Township of Carlow Mayo, the Township of Limerick, the Township of Wollaston, the Township of Georgian Bluffs, the Town of South Bruce Peninsula, and the District Municipality of Muskoka.

Eligible livestock include at least one of the following large animals that are owned or cared for by large animal owners – horses, cattle, sheep, goats, swine, rabbits, flock of poultry, bison, deer, and other animals kept in captivity for producing fur, velvet or meat.

The local Veterinary Service Committees (VSC), who are the committees of the large animal owners of a county or district in the program area, they recommend to their central committee Northern Producer Animal Health Network (NPAHN) the contract veterinarians that they want to service their large animals in their designated area for each year. NPAHN then recommends these named veterinarians to the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines (MNDM). Once a veterinarian is recommended, they sign a contract with MNDM to provide the health care service to the named designated area in the defined program area.

The program provides financial assistance to designate area large animal veterinarians for travel to the large animal and to return to their clinic base plus continuing education costs and locum assistance. To locate a contract Veterinarian with the program in your area, please select your county or district below. –

Find your local Vet

Select your County/District

Algoma Veterinary Clinic
Dr. Keith Good
31 Mink Point Road, P.O. Box 59
Desbarats, ON P0R 1E0
Miller Veterinary Service
Dr. James Dykeman
248 Garafrara Street, P. O. Box 217
Chatsworth, ON NOH 1GO

Moore Veterinary Services
Dr. Dorothy Moore
R.R. #1
Chatsworth, ON N0H 1G0
Kapuskasing Veterinary Hospital
Dr. Ramusarian Ramkumar
2 Brunelle Road South
Kapuskasing, ON P5N 2T2
Northern Veterinary Hospital
Dr. Athavan Thangarajah
741 Highway 67
Iroquois Falls, ON, P0K 1G0
Hillcrest Animal Clinic
Dr. Bobby Egli
195 Grand Trunk Ave.
Dryden, ON P8N 2X1

Dryden Veterinary Services
Dr. Clayton Schneider
289 Grand Trunk Ave., P.O. Box 249
Dryden, ON P8N 2Y8
deRose Veterinary Hospital
Dr. Norma deRose
P.O. Box 866
Sundridge, ON P0A 1Z0
Haliburton Veterinary Services
Dr. Laurie Brown
P.O. Box 990
Haliburton, ON K0M 1S0
Kapuskasing Veterinary Hospital
Dr. Ramusarian Ramkumar
2 Brunelle Road South
Kapuskasing, ON P5N 2T2
Kapuskasing Veterinary Hospital
Dr. Hui-Shiang Ramkumar
2 Brunelle Road South
Kapuskasing, ON P5N 2T2
Chelmsford Animal Hospital
Dr. Darren Stinson
3147 Laura Dr.
Chelmsford, ON, P0M 1L0
Muldrew Lake Veterinary Service
Dr. Kelli Drost
1031 Peninsula Rd. PO Box 504
Gravenhurst, ON P1P 1T0

H. Martin Veterinary
314 North Lancelot Road
Utterson, ON, P0B 1M0
Verzijlenberg Veterinary Services
Dr. Fritz Verzijlenberg
4 John Street PO Box 1159
Sundridge, ON, P0A 1Z0

Springer Animal Hospital
Dr. Olivia Stone
12006 Hwy. 17E, Unit 2
Sturgeon Falls, ON P2B 3K8
Bay of Quinte Veterinary Services
Dr. Paul Tummon
R.R. #5 6966 Highway 62 North
Belleville, ON, K8N 4Z5
Nor-West Animal Clinic
Dr. Daniel Pierroz
400 Portage Avenue Box 222
Fort Frances, ON, P9A 1Z9
Renfrew Animal Hospital
Dr. Donald Clarke
62 Argyle St. North
Renfrew, Ontario, K7V 1S8

Madawaska Veterinary Services
Dr. Laurie Jeffrey
1558 Hwy 60 RR3
Renfrew, Ontario K7V 3Z6

Cobden Animal Centre
Dr. Anthony Ruyter
RR# 3, Cobden, Ontario, K0J 1K0

Fisher Veterinary Services
Dr. Linwood Fisher
Box 503
Eganville, ON, K0J 1T0.
Chelmsford Animal Hospital
Dr. Darren Stinson
3147 Laura Dr.
Chelmsford, ON, P0M 1L0

Springer Animal Hospital
Dr. Olivia Stone
12006 Hwy. 17E, Unit 2
Sturgeon Falls, ON P2B 3K8
Temiskaming Veterinary Services
Dr. Connie Dancho & Dr. Lance Males
191 Drive-in Theatre Rd.
New Liskeard, ON P0J 1P0
Slate River Veterinary Services
Dr. Daniel Matyasovszky
215 Blake Scoble Twp. Road, RR3
Thunder Bay, Ontario
P7C 4V2
Algonquin Boulevard Animal Hospital
Dr. Kim Landers
11 Third Avenue
Timmins, ON P4N 1B9
Springer Animal Hospital
Dr. Olivia Stone
12006 Hwy. 17E, Unit 2
Sturgeon Falls, ON P2B 3K8

Let's Get In Touch!

To get in touch or receive information on the activities of either NPAHN or your local VSC, please contact the Secretary/Treasurer of NPAHN. Mr. Mitchell will be happy to find the right person(s) to assist you.

G. Mitchell, Secretary & Treasurer
NPAHN, 42 Lake Drive
Huntsville, Ontario, P1H 1E7