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

Cochrane South Veterinary Services Committee
Chris Riach
3167 Hwy 11 South
P.O. Box 622
Matheson ON P0K 1V0
(519) 533-8947

deRose Veterinary Hospital
Dr. Norma deRose
P.O. Box 866
Sundridge ON P0A 1Z0

Muskoka North Veterinary Services Professional Corporation
Dr. Kelli Drost
193 Jackson’s Rd
Magnetawan ON P0A 1P0

Haliburton Veterinary Services
Dr. Aimee Filion
1014 Peninsula Road
Haliburton ON K0M 1S0
(705) 457-2087

Hearst Veterinary Service Committee
Jessie Lemieux
15 Petite Gaspésie, Apt 2
PO Box 2755
Hearst ON P0L 1N0

Kapuskasing Veterinary Hospital
Dr. Ramusarian Ramkumar
2 Brunel Road South
Kapuskasing ON P5N 2T2

The Island Animal Hospital
Dr Johanne Paquet & Dr Ted Delange
5993 Hwy 542
Mindemoya ON P0P 1S0

Scott Veterinary Services
Dr Monika Stevens
2058 Hwy 551
Mindemoya ON P0P 1S0

North Muskoka Veterinary Services Professional Corporation
Dr. Kelli Drost
193 Jackson’s Rd
Magnetawan ON P0A 1P0

Martin Veterinary Services
Dr. Hayley Martin
Utterson ON P0B 1M0
(705) 706-4778

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
(705) 753-0234

Bay of Quinte Veterinary Services
Dr. Paul Tummon
R.R. #5 6966 Highway 62 North
Belleville ON K8N 4Z5
(613) 849-5871

Rainy River District Veterinary Services Committee
Tom Morrish
RR # 1 Devlin
Ontario ON P0W 1C0
(807) 486-3622

Renfrew Veterinary Services Committee
Dave McGonegal
3262 Beachburg Rd. RR # 2
Pembroke ON K8A 6W3
(613) 582-7031

West Sudbury Veterinary Committee
Keith Emiry
(705) 865-2561

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 ON P7C 4V2

Algonquin Boulevard Animal Hospital
Dr. Kim Landers
11 Third Avenue
Timmins ON P4N 1B9

West Nipissing East Sudbury Veterinary Service Committee
James Parsons
1450 Gauthierfal Road
Cache Bay ON P0H 1G0
(705) 753-0116
(705) 845-6283 mobile

West Parry Sound Veterinary Service Committee
Mike Kekkonen
53 McCord’s Rd.
McKellar ON
P2A 0B5
(7050 389-1346

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