Vet service committees need your help

Vet service committees throughout Northern Ontario are recruiting new members for the Northern Producer Animal Health Network, promoting growth for this vital organization.
Northern Producer Animal Health Network is the umbrella organization to 22 VSCs. They are serviced by the Veterinary Assistance Program (VAP).
These areas include Algoma, Bruce Peninsula, Cochrane South, Cochrane/Glackmeyer, Dryden, East Parry Sound, Haliburton, Hearst, Kenora, Kapuskasing, Manitoulin, Muskoka, North Hastings, North Parry Sound/East Nipissing, Rainy River, Renfrew, Temiskaming, Thunder Bay, Timmins, West Nipissing/East Sudbury, West Sudbury, and West Parry Sound.
The VAP is funded by the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines, and aids in the promotion of the livestock industry by supporting veterinary services to the northern livestock producers.
This is done with the use of conditional grants to offset a percentage of the travel, locum, and continuing education costs incurred by the participating veterinary practices.
Without this ministry support, northern livestock producers would be faced with higher veterinary fees or reduced access to veterinary services in some areas.
VSC chairs would like to remind livestock owners to attend their annual VSC general meeting—giving them the opportunity to learn what is happening in the Vet Assistance Program and NPAHN.
Rainy River’s VSC meeting will be held this Friday (March 2) at 1 p.m. at the Emo curling rink.
If you have any questions pertaining to your local VSCs and NPAHN, contact your local VSC chair, Nico Veldhuisen, at 482-2593, or Lori Lepage, NPAHN communications officer, at 1-705-479-1040.

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