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About the College of Veterinarians of Ontario

About the College of Veterinarians of Ontario

The College protects and serves the public interest through the regulation of the practice of veterinary medicine. The College licenses approximately 4,500 veterinarians and accredits over 2,100 veterinary facilities in Ontario.

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Quality Practice

Quality Practice

Ontario veterinarians are highly competent, professional practitioners. Through the Quality Practice program, the profession demonstrates its commitment to safe, quality veterinary medicine.

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Licensure

Licensure

Only veterinarians licensed by the College of Veterinarians of Ontario are permitted to practise in Ontario. As part of its mandate to protect and serve the public interest, the College ensures only qualified veterinarians are licensed to practise in Ontario.

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Accreditation

Accreditation

Veterinarians must practise from an accredited veterinary facility. Accreditation ensures all veterinary facilities in Ontario provide a professional environment and contain the essential equipment required for safe patient care.

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CVO News

New faces to join CVO Council next month

The College of Veterinarians of Ontario welcomes three new Council members. As a result of the recent election, Dr. Patricia Lechten, a companion animal veterinarian from Barrie; Dr. Suminder Sawhney, a veterinarian with the CFIA; and Dr. Sandra Rice, a companion animal veterinarian from Brampton were elected to Council. More

College of Veterinarians of Ontario introduces "good character" policy

Licensed veterinarians are expected to engage in the practice of veterinary medicine with honesty and integrity, which is why it is necessary to assess concerns about the past conduct of an applicant prior to licensure, says the College of Veterinarians of Ontario. More

College of Veterinarians of Ontario revises exam

The College of Veterinarians of Ontario is re-engineering its local knowledge exam to ensure new applicants are aware of the rules and regulations surrounding the practice of veterinary medicine in this province. More

Court issues order concerning animal dentistry

Non-veterinarians, unless supervised by a licensed veterinarian, are prohibited from performing dentistry on animals according to the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. More