skip to content

Modernizing the Veterinarians Act

Status: Closed
Feedback Deadline: October 20, 2017

The Council of the College of Veterinarians of Ontario is pleased to announce the final and complete consultation on the modernization of the Veterinarians Act. The current Act was introduced in 1989 and many of its features are notably outdated and do not best serve the public interest in 2017.

The concept paper, titled ÔÇťAchieving a Modern Approach to the Regulation of Veterinary Medicine in Ontario," outlines several key changes that the College Council will propose to the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. This document represents three years of consultation, research, and discussion with the veterinary community, the public and beyond.

The concepts as proposed can only be strengthened with the thoughtful and meaningful feedback of Ontario citizens. This work is important to the future of managing risks and potential harm in animal care in the province. We urge you to review the material and provide your perspective in the survey available through the link below.

This consultation is now closed.

More information on the modernization of the regulation of veterinary medicine in Ontario