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 11/14/2019 
 

Antimicrobial Resistance 

All CVBC registrants are encouraged to review the following material which is of relevance (by extrapolation) to the care of veterinary patients, but also with regards to every veterinarian's responsibility to practice within the principles of antimicrobial stewardship in the "One Health" model.  

In Canada, 26% of infections in humans are resistant to the medicines that are generally first prescribed to treat an infection, a rate that could rise to 40% or beyond in the coming decades, according to an expert panel convened by the Council of Canadian Academies (CCA).  By 2050, a total of 396,000 lives could be lost and the Canadian economy could lose $338 billion.

When Antibiotics Fail  is an independent expert assessment of the best available evidence of the potential impact of antimicrobial resistance, produced by the CCA at the request of the Public Health Agency of Canada.

Visit  www.cca-reports.ca download this report.



 9/26/2019 
 

Understanding the Cannabis Act and Regulations 

The Canadian Council of Veterinary Regulators' (CCVR) Cannabis Working Group has developed the following resource for Canadian veterinarians regarding the Cannabis Act and Regulations.  Please follow this link.  



 2/25/2019 
 

Application of the CVBC's New Professional Practice Standard: Small Animal Anesthetic Monitoring 

On February 21st the CVBC circulated a message to all registrants advising of a new practice standard to be in effect as of March 1, 2019, reflecting the importance of monitoring and record keeping during anesthetic procedures. 

If your clinic currently does not have the equipment necessary to comply with the standard, proof of having placed an equipment order on or before March 1, 2019 will avoid adverse consequences until you are able to take delivery and train your staff. 

UPDATE:  Council amended the PPS: Small Animal Anesthetic Monitoring on March 1, 2019.  Section 2 - Blood Gases now requires that every facility monitor and record either oxygenation (via pulse oximetry or arterial blood gas analysis of PaO2) OR end-tidal CO2 (via capnography) at a minimum of 5-minute intervals.  The amended Standard is effective April 1, 2019.   Please click here to review the standard. 


 10/23/2018 
 


 6/26/2018 
 

Unauthorized Practice Alert

It is not appropriate for B.C. veterinarians to send invitations for veterinarians licensed in other jurisdictions to provide services directly to B.C. breeders or other members of the public. Such services must be rendered by veterinarians licensed in B.C. and working from a B.C. accredited practice facility. B.C. licensed veterinarians may utilize unlicensed consultants as long as the B.C. veterinarian maintains the veterinary client patient relationship and records, and does not permit the consultant to assume that role, outside of an accredited practice. For more information visit the Unauthorized Practice and Practice Facilities pages. If you have any questions, please contact the office. We will continue to update this post as we receive more information.