The College’s By-laws require veterinarians to update certain information, in writing, within 30 days of the change.
Changes to home, work or e-mail
Please submit changes to your home, work or e-mail address in the Professional Practice Portal. Please be sure to include any updates to phone numbers. When making changes to work information, provide the end date of the position you left and the start date of the new position.
Update your information
Ensure the College has your current contact information. Any changes to your home, work or e-mail address are submitted in the Professional Practice Portal.
Change to professional conduct and suitability to practice veterinary medicine information
Veterinarians must self-report the following:
finding of guilt of any offence in any jurisdiction, other than under the Highway Traffic Act
being the subject of a current proceeding in respect of any offence in any jurisdiction, other than under the Highway Traffic Act
being the subject of a finding of professional misconduct, incompetence or incapacity or any like finding, in Ontario or any other jurisdiction in relation to veterinary medicine or any other profession or occupation
being the subject of professional misconduct, incompetence or incapacity investigation or proceedings or any like proceeding, in Ontario or any other jurisdiction in relation to veterinary medicine or any other profession or occupation
information relating to any mental or physical condition or disorder (which could include an impairment caused by alcohol and/or substance abuse) that might affect the veterinarian’s ability to practise the profession safely.
This information should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. The self-report will be reviewed to determine what level of risk may be posed to the public. After all information is gathered, the College will decide about an appropriate response.
Change my name
Licensed members must practise veterinary medicine in the same name as listed in the Public Register, which is the name that appears on your basic degree in veterinary medicine. If you wish to change your name, you are asked to submit an application to the College Registrar with appropriate supporting documentation.To request a change to a name listed on the Public Register, please complete and submit the Application for Name Change form.
If you have become a board-certified specialist, you need to submit proof of your specialty board certification to the College in one of the following ways to have this designation added to your record.
Provide a copy of the specialty certification only if your specialty certification information can also be found on the specialty organization’s website
Provide the original specialty certification or a notarized copy.
Have the specialty organization send the College a letter that contains information about the specialty certification that you have achieved.
Once the designation has been verified, the board certification will be added to your record on the Public Register. Questions should be directed to email@example.com.