Office of the Chief Provincial Veterinarian

 
 
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The Office of Alberta’s Chief Provincial Veterinarian (OCPV) provides scientific and veterinary leadership in developing animal health policy and in working to prevent and respond to animal health concerns.
Alberta’s Chief Provincial Veterinarian is Dr. Keith Lehman, who has been in this role since July 2016.

The work of the OCPV focuses on animal disease control and prevention activities, overseeing administration of Alberta’s Animal Health Act, and providing advice and recommendations on related animal health topics.

Having strong animal health policy and practices is important to Alberta’s livestock and other animals, and it’s also important to public health, Alberta’s environment, and the agriculture industry. A key part of the OCPV’s focus is on collaboration and joint response:
  • The OCPV works closely with other provinces, levels of government, and industry on various food animal health topics.
  • The office works with Alberta Health and Alberta Health Services on a number of topics that are important to both animal and public health, such as rabies, Salmonella, and the ongoing bovine tuberculosis investigation.
  • The OCPV also collaborates with Alberta Environment and Parks’ fish and wildlife division on animal health topics and disease responses that affect both livestock and wildlife, such as chronic wasting disease, tuberculosis, brucellosis, and avian influenza.


Dr. Keith Lehman
Chief Provincial Veterinarian



Contact us
Office of the Chief Provincial Veterinarian
O.S. Longman Building
6909-116 Street
Edmonton, AB T6H 4P2
Phone : 780-427-3448
Fax : 780-415-0810
 
 
 
 
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This information published to the web on June 11, 2002.
Last Reviewed/Revised on July 18, 2017.