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Antimicrobial Stewardship - Responsible Use in Your Practice

The College is supportive of efforts by the profession to preserve the efficacy of antimicrobials. Since discovery in the 20th century, antimicrobials have made a larger contribution to life expectancy than any other medication. Antimicrobials have transformed human and veterinary medicine. No question, antimicrobials save lives.

We, as individuals, all have a role to play in the battle against antimicrobial resistance. Veterinarians are on the frontline of that battle.

What does responsible use of antimicrobials look like? Quite simply, it’s:

  • Only by prescription
  • Only when necessary, and
  • Only at a dosage needed based on evidence

Stay current and informed on good practices for antimicrobial use and support your clients’ awareness as well

The time is now to preserve antimicrobials for tomorrow

The rules for dispensing medically important antimicrobials are changing to better protect animal and human health. Click on the image below to learn more. 


Veterinary Stewardship of the Responsible Use of Antimicrobial Drugs in Animals

This position statement assists the public and veterinarians in understanding the College Council’s position related to the responsible use of antimicrobial drugs in animals.

Click here to read.