The Veterinarians Act
exempts students in the DVM program at the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) from the requirement of licensure, so that they may practise veterinary medicine for the purpose of completing program requirements (i.e. participate in supervised clinical placements at private practices within Ontario). Non-OVC students, however, are not given the same exemption.
The College believes that the intent and spirit of the legislation is to facilitate the learning process for students enrolled in accredited veterinary medical undergraduate programs and to permit these students to participate in these placements/rotations/internships/externships under appropriate supervision without requiring licensure.