The municipal district’s Veterinary Health Program is designed to help ease the financial burden farmers and ranchers often face when hit with unexpected herd health issues. The program, which finances 50% of select veterinary procedures, applies to most types of meat-producing livestock such as beef and dairy cattle, swine, sheep, and goats.
Non-traditional species; such as bison, elk, deer, alpacas, llamas, and ostriches, are also eligible. Horses are not included in the program. Standard procedures such as castration, dehorning, hoof trimming, and vaccinations are not part of the program’s approved services list.
Farmers will also be solely responsible for drugs and medicines.
To qualify for benefits, the farm operation must be located within the Municipal District of Bonnyville and the services obtained must be from a qualified veterinarian.
Getting on board with the program is easy. Producers who live in the M.D. can obtain a registered VSI number by filling out the application below, and then simply provide the personal number each time an approved service is conducted on their livestock and 50% of the bill will be deducted automatically.
An electronic version of the VSI Program Application Form (PDF) is available; please fill out the form on your computer and then print, sign, and mail to:
Bonnyville, AB T9N 2J7
or via email.
For more information on this program, please call the Agricultural Services Department at 780-826-3171.