Applications that meet all requirements for this type of licence are processed by CVO staff. Applications that do not meet all requirements are referred to the Registration Committee, which is authorized to permit a longer period of licensure and/or to waive the requirement for supervision.
The College considers assisting in an emergency that has been declared by a government body to be an acceptable “special purpose” as required under the Regulations for a Short-Term licence (see Appendix). For further clarity, a declared emergency includes a request for additional veterinary resources.
The Registrar is authorized, on behalf of the College, to carry out the following actions pertaining to applications for licensure made in response to a declared emergency:
To issue and, where necessary, renew a short-term licence to veterinarians who are directed by a federal or provincial government body to perform specific veterinary services solely for the short-term, special purpose of dealing with the emergency situation.