Antibiotic Access Resources for Beekeepers

New antibiotic regulations came into effect on December 1, 2018. These regulations change how beekeepers access antibiotics used to prevent American foulbrood (AFB) in their colonies. The following resources have been developed to help beekeepers in Ontario navigate these regulatory changes.


New Antibiotic Regulations: What Ontario Beekeepers Need to Know

Veterinarians must now prescribe all antibiotics used in livestock that are considered important to human medicine. Click here to access a summary of the four basic steps required for accessing antibiotics for AFB prevention by beekeepers in Ontario under this new legislation. 


Establishing a Veterinarian-Client-Patient Relationship (VCPR): A Guide for Ontario Beekeepers

The Veterinarian-Client-Patient Relationship (VCPR) describes the professional working relationship between a veterinarian, a client, and the patient. This must be established before a veterinarian can extend professional services to a client. This simple Guide is available to assist beekeepers in Ontario prepare for their initial disucssion with a veterinarian.


Below is a list of veterinarians who have completed TTP's Antimicrobial Management for Beekeeping Workshop.

Dr. Rachel Busato
Port Perry Veterinary Services
1816 Scugog St, Port Perry, ON
905 982 1243
Dr. Beverley Bateman
Eglinton Veterinary Facilities
183 Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto, ON
416 487 1533,
Dr. Anthony Braithwaite
Essex County
60 Queen Street, Kingsville, ON
519 567 6676
Dr Chris Buschbeck
Markdale Veterinary Services
Box 439   Markdale, ON
519 986 2800
Dr. Christine Coghlan
Preston Animal Clinic
1606 King St E, Cambridge, ON
519 653 7232
Dr. Connie Dahl
Dahl Mobile Veterinary Services
519 902 3687
Thames Road Veterinary Clinic
74 Thames Rd W, South Huron, ON
Dr. Shannon Finn
Milverton-Wellesley Veterinary Services 
93 Main St. N, Milverton, ON 
519 595 4911
Dr. Tamara Hofstede
Woodstock Veterinary Hospital
866 Nellis St, Woodstock, ON
519 421 0137
Dr. Kristen Janke
Forest Veterinary Clinic (as of April 22)
6378 Townsend Line, Forest, ON
519 786 2306
Dr. Alistair Ker
Thorold Veterinary Hospital
2-B Sullivan Avenue, Thorold, ON
905 227 7644
Dr. Paul Manesis
Allandale Veterinary Hospital
66 Caplan Ave, Barrie, ON
Dr. Liz Shiland
Shiland Equine Veterinary Services
5479 Erin Second Line, Acton ON
Dr. Stephanie Horgan Smith
Goldenvale Veterinary Hospital
2866 Davis Drive, East Gwillimbury, ON
905 895 2278
Dr. Jeanne Vachon
Lafontaine Veterinary Clinic
2799 Chamberland St. Rockland, ON
613 446 0032
Dr. Elizabeth Vaughn 
Borderview Veterinary Hospital
Fort Erie, ON
905 871 4366