Applicants seeking a short term, public service, academic, postgraduate and resident and educational licence must submit proof of employment, appointment or program enrollment.
Short term licence:
You must submit a letter to the College from the organization that is requesting the veterinary services and details of the appointment. The letter will include one of the following:
- The type of work to be performed and the reasons for this work; and
- The dates that you will be in Ontario.
You must submit the completed undertaking from the CVO licensed member who has agreed to supervise you and who has agreed to be responsible for continuing care once you have left Ontario. The following short term licence request types will usually be granted:
- Locum veterinarians (both board certified and not); and
- Applicants preparing for the Clinical Proficiency Examination (CPE). Please note: these applications also need to be reviewed by the Registration Committee to determine an appropriate level of supervision.
The Registrar will consider the request for the licence and supervising veterinarian. These must both be approved prior to the practise of veterinary medicine. If the Registrar does not approve the request, the applicant may apply for a general licence. Applications that do not meet all requirements for short term licensure can ask for referral to the Registration Committee. The Registration Committee can consider requests for a longer period of licensure and/or to waive the requirement for supervision.
Note: If the short-term licence request is denied the licence fee will not be charged, however, the application fee will not be refunded.
Public service licence:
You must demonstrate that you are employed as a veterinarian by the Government of Canada. The College must receive proof of your employment as a veterinarian with the Crown. A letter from the employer or an employee ID card can be provided as proof of employment.
You must demonstrate that you hold a full-time teaching or research appointment of professorial rank at the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph. The College must receive a letter from OVC confirming your appointment at the professorial level and if applicable, dates of this appointment.
Postgraduate and resident licence:
You must demonstrate that you are enrolled as an intern, resident or Doctor of Veterinary Science student at the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph. The College must receive a letter from the Chair of the Department (or the Chair's delegate) which states the following:
- that you are participating in an internship, residency or DVSc;
- the dates of the program; and
- how you will be engaging in the practise of veterinary medicine as required by your program.
You must demonstrate that you are enrolled in a program of postgraduate veterinary education provided by the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph. The College must receive a letter from the Chair of the Department (or the Chair's delegate) which states the following:
- That you are participating in a postgraduate veterinary education program;
- The dates of the program;
- How you will be engaging in the practise of veterinary medicine as required by your program; and
- The name of your supervisor (they must be a full-time employee of the University of Guelph holding a General or Academic Licence).