Fisheries and Land Resources

Forestry and Agrifoods

Animal Health Division


The Animal Health Division delivers programs and services to a variety of members of provincial society in the disciplines of veterinary medicine and food safety as well as directing a number of provincial regulatory programs governed by the Food Premises Act and the Meat Inspection Act, and subordinate regulations. In 2012 several Acts were merged under the Animal Health and Protection Act which provided greater regulation of animal welfare.



  • Livestock and poultry industries
  • Small animal veterinary clinics
  • General public
  • Newfoundland Pony Society
  • SPCA
  • Associated governmental agencies involved in wildlife management and public health


Office of the Chief Veterinary Officer
Forestry and Agrifoods Agency
Animal Health Division
Telephone: 709-729-6879
Fax: 709-729-0055
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