This map shows the VCAS for census division throughout Canada.
Click on any census division to see its Veterinary Care Accessibility Score
About VCAS Canada
The Canadian Veterinary Care Accessibility Score (VCAS Canada) is a ranked-sum index that incorporates a variety of data sources to quantify the accessibility of veterinary care at the level of the census division. The data feeding this index include areas like language accessibility, income, and the availability of veterinary care providers. Each census division is given a score - 0 to 100 - where a higher number indicates greater accessibility. VCAS Canada is based on the initial version of this tool that we generated for quantifying care accessibility in the US (VCAS US).
A Useful Tool
The VCAS is a tool. We intend for it to be used to help stakeholders make decisions regarding efforts related to veterinary access to care. For example: a foundation could use the VCAS to focus funding for projects; an industry executive may use it to strategize around bringing service to untapped markets; a county representative may use it to grow their tax base by creating a more pet friendly city. These are just a few examples, of course. The bottom line is this: the VCAS is intended to be useful; if you have ideas on how to make it more so, please get in touch.