Working in partnership with producers, the goal of SAVI is to help veterinarians optimize antimicrobial usage, balancing both costs and effectiveness while also addressing the issue of antimicrobial resistance and the associated impact on the health of Canadians.

SAVI intends to encourage confidence on the part of the Canadian public as well as international trading partners in our national capacity to manage antimicrobials appropriately and support our shared social license to operate within both the agricultural and companion animal sectors.

The issuing of the latest guidance supported by sound data should allow veterinarians and producers to re-examine their current antimicrobial prescription and dispensing practices and identify opportunities for alternative approaches or improvements.

Participation is on a voluntary basis only and there will be no regulatory or enforcement actions taken regarding any form of antimicrobial usage.