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Agriculture

Veterinary Services Program

The Veterinary Services Program supports livestock care for animals raised for food or fibre in Yukon. It reimburses enrolled livestock owners up to $1,000 per individual or farm operation to cover:

  • veterinarian travel costs;
  • professional service and farm call fees; and,
  • fees for phone consultations with the veterinarian.

Livestock owners with six or fewer poultry are eligible for up to $250 of coverage.

Owners are responsible for paying the costs of sample testing, drugs and vaccines, and treatment required for animals.

 Space in this program is limited, so fill out an enrollment form today.


Qualifying livestock species are:

  • bison
  • swine
  • elk
  • goats
  • beef and dairy cattle
  • yaks
  • meat rabbits
  • poultry
  • fish
  • llamas
  • muskox
  • sheep
  • alpacas

Horses are not covered because they’re not raised for food in Yukon.


How to enroll


1. Ensure you have a Premises Identification number. If you do not have a Premises
    Identification number, you can register at the Agriculture branch. 


2. Download the Veterinary Services enrollment form in:


3. Submit the enrollment form to:

Animal Health Unit
Main office: 10 Burns Road, Whitehorse
Mail: Box 2703, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6
Fax: (867) 393-6263
Email: animalhealth@gov.yk.ca

If you're not enrolled but need a veterinarian because of a livestock emergency, ask your vet for an enrollment package when they visit your property. Some of your costs might be covered if you apply within seven days of the visit.


Livestock health handbooks

Handbooks with health and disease information specific to Yukon are available for:


Biosecurity

Biosecurity is about separating your animals from anyone or anything that could carry disease. It reduces the chance of a disease being carried onto and off your property by people, animals, equipment or vehicles.

You can use the Veterinary Services Program funding to bring a veterinarian to your farm to help review your biosecurity practices.


Herd and flock health visits

Herd and flock health visits provide farmers with an opportunity to work with a veterinarian to evaluate animal health concerns and management activities on-farm. Funds are provided through the Veterinary Services Program to cover the cost of a herd health visit.

Want to know more about the Veterinary Services Program?


Agriculture
Room 320, Elijah Smith Building,
300 Main Street, Whitehorse

Phone: 867.667.5838
Toll-free: 1.800.661.0408 ext. 5838
Fax: 867.393.6222
Email: agriculture@gov.yk.ca

Animal Health Unit
10 Burns Road, Whitehorse

Phone: 867.667.5600
Toll-free: 1.800.661.0408 ext. 5600
Fax: (867) 393-6263
Email: animalhealth@gov.yk.ca