The Northern Producer Animal Health Network acts as the umbrella organization for the 22 Veterinary Services Committees that are serviced by the Vet Assistance Program.

What is the Vet Assistance Program?
Run through the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines (MNDM), the Veterinary Assistance Program helps promote the viability of the livestock industry by supporting the provision of veterinary services to livestock owners. It does this by using conditional grants to offset the travel, locum and continuing education costs incurred by the participating Veterinary Practices.

Who Qualifies for the Veterinary Assistance Program?
Livestock owners located in the designated program areas who either own or care for a minimum of one horse and/or bovine, sheep, goats, swine, rabbits, poultry, bison, deer or animals maintained in captivity for producing fur, velvet or meat.

The Township of Nipissing participates in the East Nipissing-North Parry Sound Veterinary Services Committee. Council’s representative on this committee is Councillor Tom Marchant.

For more information on this program and how it may assist you, please contact:

Northern Producer Animal Health Network East Nipissing-North Parry Sound
Gord Mitchell, Executive Secretary Veterinary Services Committee
42 Lake Drive, Huntsville ON P1H 1E7 C/O Pauline Carmichael
705-789-2062 705-776-2580