Veterinary Shortage

Year
2022
NCLGA Ref#
R2

Status

Endorsed by the NCLGA Membership

Details

WHEREAS there is a critical shortage of veterinarians, particularly for large animals, in BC;
AND WHEREAS the Province of BC sponsors 20 IPA (Inter-Provincial Agreement) students (out of the 140+ who apply) per year for the four-year Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan, and has committed to one year funding for an additional 20 students for 2022-23:
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that NCLGA and UBCM request the Minister of Advanced Education and the Government of BC commit to funding a total of 40 veterinary students under the Inter-Provincial Agreement in each year for four years at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine. 

North Central Local Government Association