The public trusts the College to address concerns about a veterinarian’s practice or conduct. The College oversees the professional conduct of Ontario’s veterinarians as it responds to concerns and investigates complaints about veterinarians in Ontario.
Conduct issues are screened by two Committees (Executive and Complaints) depending on the concern and the breadth of the investigation necessary. A panel of peers, including a public representative, review and examine the details of each case. Issues of fitness to practice or impairment are dealt with by the Executive Committee and separately from discipline.
Case decisions made from this process can include: