Antibiotic Access Resources

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. 

Accessing Antibiotics: 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. 

Where do I find a Veternarian that will work with bees?

Beekeepers can find a veterinarian that lists bees as a patient species through a few avenues.

1 - Use the list below to find a veterinarian that has completed the Antimicrobial Management for Beekeeping Workshop, and is ready to help beekeepers.

2 - Use the list found on the Ontario College of Veterinarians website - IMPORTANT!!! Click on "show more options" and select "bees" for the patient species.

3 - Talk to your local veterinarian and discuss the options. Your veterinarian can always contact the OBA with questions or for guiadance about the current products available. Your veterinarian could take the online workshop to learn more as well.


Veterinarians are invited to learn about antimicrobials and beekeeping through the The Antimicrobial Management for Beekeeping Workshop, which is now available ONLINE.

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

Dr. Gregory Aitken
Peterborough Veterinary Services
720 The Kingsway, Peterborough, ON 
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. Julie Burke 
Bearbrook Veterinary Mobile
Ottawa, ON
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
Byron Animal Clinic
1310 Commissioners Rd W, London, ON N6K 1E1
Dr. Shane Durnin 
Biddulph Veterinary Clinic 
290 Main St, Lucan,  ON 
519 227 0001 
Dr. James Dykeman 
Miller Veterinary Service
Chatsworth, Ontario
519 794 2173
Dr. Sophie Farrell
Clinton Veterinary Services
257 Huron Road, Clinton ON
519 482 3558
Dr. Shannon Finn
Milverton-Wellesley Veterinary Services 
93 Main St. N, Milverton, ON 
519 595 4911
Dr. Paul Hause
Tavistock Veterinarians
25 Hope St E, Tavistock, ON
519 655 2421
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
4 Pinestreet N, Thorold, ON
905 227 7644
Dr. Paul Manesis 
Fish & Bee Mobile Veterinary Services
57 Maple Avenue, Glencairn, ON 
Dr. Rachel Manjos
Glenridge Animal Hospital
224 Glenridge Ave, St Catharines, ON 
905 688 1996
Smart.Vet Virtual Pet Care
Dr. Janice Mitchell
Island Animal Hospital
5993 Highway 542, Mindemoya, ON
705 377 7200
Dr. Claude Morris
Morris Veterinary Hospital
15 Commerce Road, Lindsay ON
705 878 8300
Dr. Paul O'Neill
Gananoque Vet Clinic 
613 382 3429
Parkdale Animal Hospital in Brockville 
613 342 9833
Dr Maria Popa
Alta Vista Animal Hospital
Ottawa, ON
613 216 9624
Dr. Steve Scott 
Perth Veterinary Clinic 
Perth, ON
613 267 7373
Dr. Liz Shiland
Shiland Equine Veterinary Services
5479 Erin Second Line, Acton ON
Dr. Anna Skorobohacz
Animal Hospital of Cambridge
621 Hespeler Rd, Cambridge ON
519 624 9760
Dr. Michael Sloss
Sunset Strip Vet Clinic
Owen Sound, Ontario
Dr. Stephanie Horgan Smith
Goldenvale Veterinary Hospital
2866 Davis Drive, East Gwillimbury, ON
905 895 2278
Dr. Geoff Toole
Muskoka Area (Bracebridge and Surrounding)
Dr. Jeanne Vachon
Lafontaine Veterinary Clinic
2799 Chamberland St. Rockland, ON
613 446 0032
Dr. Elizabeth Vaughn 
Lakeside Niagara Veterinary Clinic
St. Catharines, ON
Dr. Jane Whale  
Mildmay Veterinary Clinic
Box 123, Mildmay, ON
Dr. Laura Whiting
Whiting Veterinary Services
Mobile serving Caledon and Surrounding area
416 575 8608
Dr. Katharine Wilkins
Campbellford Veterinary Services
176 Bridge Street West, Campbellford, ON
705 653 2750
Dr. Albert Wimmers
Tansley Woods Veterinary Hospital
2025 William O'Connell Blvd, Burlington, ON