NORTHERN PRODUCER ANIMAL HEALTH NETWORK


NPAHN will contribute to the development and maintenance of a viable and diverse livestock industry in northern Ontario through the provision of veterinary services to large animal owners and support activities including veterinary recruitment and retention, producer education, and communication.

What is NPAHN? Find a vet

What is NPAHN?


NPAHN is an elected executive committee of large animal owners at their Annual General Meeting – it is one of the stakeholders in the tripartite group of Large Animal Owners (NPAHN), the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines (MNDM) and the Designated Area Contract Veterinarians (DAVA) that set-up and operate the Veterinary Assistance Program (VAP).

NPAHN covers all areas of the Province of 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 Georgian Bluffs Township, the Town of South Bruce Peninsula, and the District Municipality of Muskoka.

NPAHN has created 20 local committees in their designated communities that represent the large animal owners – the users of the Veterinary Assistance Program. These committees are called Veterinary Service Committees (VSC’s) - they represent all large animal owners in their designated areas, advise NPAHN of local large animal health care issues, make suggestions for program improvements, name the contract vet(s) yearly that they want to provide health care services under the Veterinary Assistance Program and seek replacement veterinarians as the need arises.

Veterinary Assitance Program (VAP)
Ministry of Northern Development and Mines (MNDM)
Northern Producer Animal Health Network (NPAHN)
Designated Area Veterinary Association (DAVA)
Veterinary Services Committee (VSC)

Algoma, Bruce Peninusula, Cochrane South, Cochrane/Glackmeyer, Dryden, East Parry Sound, Haliburton, Hearst, Kapuskasing, Manitoulin, Muskoka, North Hasting, North Parry Sound/East Nipissing, Rainy River,Renfrew, Temiskiming, Timmins, Thunder Bay, West Nipissing/East Sudbury, West Sudbury, West Parry Sound

All Livestock Owners

Find your local VSC


Select your District

Algoma Veterinary Service Committee
Chris G. Gordon, Secretary
215 Echo Lake Rd
Echo Bay ON P0S1C0
(705) 248-2373
ckgordon@yahoo.com

Bruce Peninsula Veterinary Services Committee
Kelly Thompson, 884 The Bury Road, RR # 1, Lions Head ON N0H 1W0
519 793 3627
kdthompson@amtelecom.net

Cochrane South Veterinary Services Committee
Jason Desrochers, Chair
2063 Country Lane
Val Gagne ON P0K 1W0
705 232 4434
705 221-5520 mobile

Joe Hoogenhoud
804 Hwy 579, RR # 3
Cochrane ON P0L 1C0
705-272-5691
705-272-9012 mobile
joenorma@hotmail.com

Dryden Veterinary Services Committee
Marjorie Larson
P.O. Box 64
Oxdrift ON P0V 2J0
705-938-5660
mlarson@drytel.net

East Parry Sound Veterinary Service Committees
Wayne Fetterley
RR # 1
Kearney ON P0A 1K0
705-636-5316

Haliburton Veterinary Services Committee
Jean Neville, Chair of VSC
705-286-2345
e_jneville@hotmail.com

Hearst Veterinary Service Committee
Angèle Lacroix, 2010, 99 Maheux Rd. PO Box 2956
Hearst ON P0L 1N0
705-362-8388
705-372-8388 mobile
angollysranch@yahoo.ca

Kapuskasing Veterinary Service Committee
Jo-Anne Chevalier
68 Conc. 1
Val Rita ON P0L 2G0
705-335-2441
nltra@ntl.sympatico.ca

Manitoulin Veterinary Service Committee
Steve Orford, Chair
284 Beaver Rd
Providence Bay ON P0P 1T0
saorford@amtelecom.net

Diane Wiber
705-769-1418
dwiber@hotmail.com

Rainy River District Veterinary Services Committee
Kim Jo Bliss, Correspondence & Treasurer
807-482-2863
807-275-9706 mobile
R.R. # 2, Emo ON P0W 1E0
kjb@tbaytel.net

Municipality Of Hastings Highlands
613-33802811 ext: 255
cao@hastingshighlands.ca

North Parry Sound/East Nipissing Veterinary Services Committee
Michel Champagne, President
705-492-2601
michel.champagne@ontariosoilcrop.org

Pauline Carmichael
470 Galston Rd. RR#2
Mattawa ON P0H 1V0
705-776-2580
705-776-7318 fax

Renfrew Veterinary Services Committee
David McGonegal
3362 Beachburg Rd RR # 2
Pembroke ON
613-582-7031
gonegald@nrtco.net

West Sudbury Veterinary Committee
Keith Emiry
705-865-2561

Temiskaming Veterinary Services Committee
Charles Regele, Chairman
Box 287 Earlton ON P0J 1E0
705-563-8208
regfarm@parolink.net

Thunder Bay Veterinary Service Committee
Peter Aalbers, Chairman
171 Blind Line Rd.
Rosslyn ON P7C 0R4
807-939-1644
807-939-4139 fax
aalbersdairy@tbaytel.net

Timmins Veterinary Services Committee
Frank Hassen, President
705-266-3188
frank@hassenfarms.ca

West Nipissing/East Sudbury Veterinary Service Committee
Darryl Kuepfer
423 Millrand Road
Verner ON P0H 2M0
graniteridge@gmail.com
705 594 9179

West Parry Sound Veterinary Service Committee
Mike Kekkonen
53 McCord’s Rd.
McKellar ON P2A 0B5
(705) 389-1436

Recent News


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June 2020 Update

The Northern Producer Animal Health Network (NPAHN) is researching information about the Veterinary Assistance Program (VAP). This program was established

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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
705-571-1033
mitchg@vianet.on.ca