Dr. Chris Bell

Dr. Chris Bell is a board certified equine surgeon (DACVS-LA) and equine veterinarian with an interest in clinical research to promote and improve the health of horses. Dr. Bell has published in the areas of immunology, navicular disease, MRI imaging, novel ligament reconstruction techniques, TMJ pathology, neurosurgical techniques and upper airway surgery in the horse. For a list of publications: https://scholar.google.ca/citations?user=jEJWP3sAAAAJ&hl=en&authuser=1


Dr. Bell is a recognized speaker and has presented at the Provincial, National and International level in the areas of lameness, ethanol fusion of the hocks,  MRI diagnosis and treatment of navicular disease and development of novel sinusitis treatments in horses. Dr. Bell has presented his research at the American Association of Equine Practitioners conference (AAEP), American College of Veterinary Surgeons symposium (ACVS), CenCan Veterinary conference and at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine.


Dr. Bell serves his colleagues through multiple commitments to the Manitoba Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA) and the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA). Dr. Bell is a member of the MVMA serves as the WCVM Advisory Committee Liaison and member of the Professional Image Committee for the MVMA. He previously served on the Practice Inspection Committee. Dr. Bell has been recognized by the MVMA with the Award of Merit in 2019 for contributions to his colleagues and the association.


Dr. Bell is also a Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) Council member and sits on the CVMA Canadian Veterinary Reserve. Dr. Bell is chair of the CVMA Emerging Leaders Program and chair of the Student and Early Career Engagement committee for the CVMA and MVMA.


Dr. Bell also participates in the Red River College Animal Health Technology teaching curriculum as host site for the equine anesthesia and radiology laboratory. Dr. Bell is also a member of the Red River College AHT Advisory committee and Red River College Curriculum Advisory Committee.


Dr. Bell is an active member of the equine community, sitting on several committees and boards within Manitoba such as the Manitoba Horse Council Breeds and Industry committee and consulting with Manitoba Horse Council. At the National/International level Dr. Bell currently serves as the AAEP liaison with the Manitoba Veterinary Medical Association.

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Fax: 204-864-2472


Clinic Address
2911 Lido Plage Rd. 

Springstein, Manitoba R0G 0N0

Mailing Address

Box 66047

3665 Portage Avenue

Winnipeg, MB. R3K 2E7

Office Hours

Monday-Friday: 8am-5pm (closed from 12pm-1pm)

Saturday: By Appt.

Sunday: Closed