Welcome

The Canadian Association of Swine Veterinarians (CASV/ ACVP) was founded in 2003 to bring together veterinarians from across Canada who have a special interest in swine. Membership now includes those in private practice, industry, academia and government. The regional veterinary associations that played a key role in founding the CASV include

- Association des Veterinaires en Industrie Animale (AVIA)
- Ontario Association of Swine Veterinarians (OASV)
- Western Canadian Association of Swine Veterinarians (WCASV)

Mission

To be a responsive, proactive voice for veterinarians involved with the swine industry in Canada.

Goals

To actively discuss issues affecting the members of the Association and to represent, support, and protect the interests of the members which arise from these discussions.

To foster interaction among veterinarians employed in the swine industry by creating an environment where professional development is encouraged and open discussion of common issues can occur across Canada.

To promote communications among the regional swine veterinary associations and between this body and the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association and other organizations of mutual interest. The CASV / ACVP provides a national voice with respect to management of issues that affect pork production and works closely with other organizations with respect to issues management

- Canadian Veterinary Medical Association
- Canadian Pork Council
- American Association of Swine Veterinarians

To enhance the knowledge and understanding of herd health management, food safety, and animal welfare as well as important areas of production management and economics, in order to better serve the swine industry.

Education and Research

Veterinary students are given a sound basic knowledge of swine management and diseases. The CASV / ACVP along with the regional associations plays an  important role in professional development after graduation. Many members of the CASV / ACVP publish papers in refereed scientific journals. Members also present papers at the annual regional conferences , Leman Conference and the American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV).  A Board Certification program was instituted in 1991 by the AASV in order to recognize practitioners with expertise in swine.

Welfare

Members of the CASV / ACVP support the Agricultural Codes of Practice dealing with proper housing and management of swine.