Government of New Brunswick

Overview

The Provincial Veterinary Field Services provides on-farm clinical, preventive, medical, surgical, therapeutic and emergency services on a 365 day/24 hours basis. In-clinic and laboratory services are provided to support the field services. The Veterinary Field Service also provides public health support in the areas of suspect carcass inspection and rabies control. Fees are charged for services, with horses, zoos and wildlife owners paying higher levels than food animal and fur bearing producers.

Eligibility

Dairy, beef, swine, poultry, sheep, goat, fox, mink and alternative livestock producers and horse owners are eligible for services. Services are also available to zoos and wildlife parks.

Description

Headquarters for the Provincial Veterinary Services is located at the Provincial Veterinary Centre, situated at the rear of the federal research facility at 850 Lincoln Road, Fredericton. The Centre houses the Provincial Veterinary Laboratory, the central referral Veterinary Clinic, the central pharmaceutical stockroom, as well as administration offices. Fredericton regional veterinary services are also located in the facility.

Veterinary field services are provided to livestock and poultry clients through a network of veterinarians located in Moncton, Sussex, Fredericton, Wicklow, Edmunston, St Quentin, Dalhousie, Bathurst and Miramichi City. Constant surveillance for foreign animal diseases such as Foot and Mouth Disease and Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathogy is carried out. Veterinary pharmaceuticals are made available through the on-farm service, departmental office pharmacies or through a private contract livestock pharmaceutical depot.

The large animal veterinary clinic functions as a medical and surgical referral centre for both out-patient and in-clinic cases serving multiple large animal species in New Brunswick. Specialized equipment is available to aid in patient diagnosis. An attached stable provides facilities for eight hospitalized patients.

The central pharmaceutical stockroom purchases pharmaceuticals from individual manufacturers and distributes these products on a demand basis to field veterinarians.

Changes To Fees

This document provides the rationale supporting changes to fees, associated revenue information, and the legal authority:
http://www2.gnb.ca/content/dam/gnb/Departments/services/fees-frais/2014/2014AAF04Veterinary.pdf

Fees

Unless otherwise specified, Fees exclude the harmonized sales tax (HST).

Fee DescriptionRate in $Effective Date
YYYY-MM-DD
A visit for food or fur producing animals 68.002014-04-01
  Time spent by the veterinarian on the premises, for each fifteen minute period or portion of a 15 minute period 24.002014-04-01
  Time spent by the veterinarian on the premises for accrediting for food safety purposes the animal husbandry practices, for each fifteen minute period or portion of a 15 minute period 51.002014-04-01
  Overtime fee (when the request is received and responded to after 4:00 pm and before 7:30 am Monday to Friday, inclusive, or on Saturday, Sunday or a holiday, including Boxing Day) 63.002014-04-01
A visit for a horse or an animal that is confined in a zoo or wildlife park.  79.002014-04-01
  When a request is received from more than one horse owner on the same premises for the same day the visit 40.002014-04-01
  Overtime fee (when the request is received and responded to after 4:00 pm and before 7:30 am Monday to Friday, inclusive, or on Saturday, Sunday or a holiday, including Boxing Day) 63.002014-04-01
  Time spent by the veterinarian on the premises, for each fifteen minute period or portion of a fifteen minute period or portion of a fifteen minute period 51.002014-04-01
  Vaccination fee per animal or charge time fee  17.002014-04-01
  Reproductive ultrasound per horse  54.002014-04-01
Embryo transfer schedule 2014-04-01
  Provision of Veterinarian's expertise per hour   168.002014-04-01
  With a minimum charge of three hours   503.002014-04-01
  Provision of technical assisant's expertise per hour   70.002014-04-01
  With a minimum charge of three hours 210.002014-04-01
  Freezing per batch (up to 23 embryos per batch)   478.002014-04-01
  Preparation of embryos for export orders   240.002014-04-01
Pharmaceutical Markup   60% of cost price 60%2000-01-01
Dispensing Fee  9.002010-04-01
Contact Information Email Location
Fredericton