Veterinary Field Services
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.
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.
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, Grand Falls and Bathurst. 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 and regional office pharmacies.
Changes To Fees
Unless otherwise specified, Fees exclude the harmonized sales tax (HST).
|Fee Description||Rate in $||Effective Date|
|A visit for food or fur producing animals||80.99||2023-04-01|
|Time spent by the veterinarian on the premises, for each fifteen minute period or portion of a 15 minute period||28.58||2023-04-01|
|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)||85.00||2022-04-01|
|A visit for a horse or an animal that is confined in a zoo or wildlife park.||94.09||2023-04-01|
|When a request is received from more than one horse owner on the same premises for the same day the visit||40.00||2014-04-01|
|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)||85.00||2021-04-01|
|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||54.12||2023-04-01|
|Vaccination fee per animal or charge time fee||17.00||2014-04-01|
|Reproductive ultrasound per horse||54.00||2014-04-01|
|Embryo transfer schedule||2014-04-01|
|Provision of Veterinarian's expertise per hour||168.00||2014-04-01|
|With a minimum charge of three hours||503.00||2014-04-01|
|Provision of technical assisant's expertise per hour||70.00||2014-04-01|
|With a minimum charge of three hours||210.00||2014-04-01|
|Freezing per batch (up to 23 embryos per batch)||478.00||2014-04-01|
|Preparation of embryos for export orders||240.00||2014-04-01|