Canadian Animal Health Institute

CAHI is surveying veterinary clinics about their animal health product disposal practices. To find out more click here:


Mandates & Objectives


  • Advocate for a competitive science-based regulatory environment
  • Align government and allied industries
  • Collaborate with customers and animal owners to promote compliance
  • Ensure members promote proper use of products through compliance to the CAHI Code of Marketing Practice
  • Are compliant to a science-based Canadian regulatory system
  • Advocate for enforcement of Canadian regulatory requirements
  • Provide efficacious products, work to ensure the availability of products
  • Provide timely and effective responses to emerging issues which impact animal health, welfare and human health
  • Take an active partnership role in the life cycle stewardship of animal health products

2017 Annual Meeting

  • Click here for highlights
  • Announcing the 2017 CAHI Award Winners! Click here for the press releases

Companion Animal Public Awareness:

To see all of our monthly articles click here.

October 2017:

Dos and Don’ts for a Well-Behaved Pet

September 2017: 

Is you pet at risk for parasites?

August 2017:

Pet First Aid: Be Prepared

When was the last time your pet saw a vet?

One of the most important things you can do to give your pet a long and healthy life is to ensure he or she regularly sees a veterinarian and is vaccinated against common diseases.

CAHI News:

June 12, 2017
Congratulations to our President Mrs. Jean Szkotnicki and the other two 2017 Inductees to the Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame!
  •  Click here for the press release and more information about the inductees.




January 26, 2017
Animal Health Products Support Animal Welfare - A Key factor in Product Researc, Development and Post Approval Monitoring Programs 
  • For the CAHI Position Statement, click here.
March 31, 2016
New Veterinary Drug Milestone Highlights Regulatory Cooperation between U.S. and Canada.
  • For the CAHI Press Release, click here.
April 20, 2015
CAHI Welcomes Health Canada’s Notice of Intent to Strengthen Controls Over OUI and API Use in Veterinary Medicine
  • For the CAHI statement, click here.
  • For Health Canada’s Notice of Intent which is posted on the Canada Gazette website, click here. (Note, scroll down through the Gazette entries to section titled "Department of Health".)
April 11, 2014
CAHI Member Companies Agree to Phase-Out Uses of Medically Important Antibiotics for Growth Promotion and Support Increased Veterinary Oversight of Medically Important Antibiotics Used in Animal Feed and Water 

The Canadian Animal Health Institute (CAHI) is the trade association representing companies that develop, manufacture and distribute animal health products which include animal pharmaceuticals, biologics, feed additives and animal pesticides in Canada. The association’s staff is supported by a team of experts working for CAHI member companies and associates. CAHI works on behalf of each of these companies addressing broad industry issues.

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