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Modernizing the Practice of Veterinary Medicine

Modernizing the Practice of Veterinary Medicine

Modernization of the Veterinarians Act is essential to ensuring the veterinary profession has the best tools to serve animals and the public. Council welcomes your input on 19 proposed concepts which will change the regulation and delivery of veterinary medicine in Ontario.

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About the College of Veterinarians of Ontario

About the College of Veterinarians of Ontario

The College protects and serves the public interest through the regulation of the practice of veterinary medicine. The College licenses approximately 4,600 veterinarians and accredits over 2,200 veterinary facilities in Ontario.

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Quality Practice

Quality Practice

Ontario veterinarians are highly competent, professional practitioners. Through the Quality Practice program, the profession demonstrates its commitment to safe, quality veterinary medicine.

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Licensure

Licensure

Only veterinarians licensed by the College of Veterinarians of Ontario are permitted to practise in Ontario. As part of its mandate to protect and serve the public interest, the College ensures only qualified veterinarians are licensed to practise in Ontario.

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Accreditation

Accreditation

Veterinarians must practise from an accredited veterinary facility. Accreditation ensures all veterinary facilities in Ontario provide a professional environment and contain the essential equipment required for safe patient care.

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CVO Priorities

Animal Welfare Agenda 2017 - 2020 Animal welfare is central to the practice of veterinary medicine. More
Legislative Reform The College has launched its process to explore opportunities to modernize and improve the existing Veterinarians Act. The legislation is due for a substantive review... More
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College News

College launches consultation

The Council of the College of Veterinarians of Ontario is inviting input on a proposal to bring a modern approach to the... More

College Council adopts animal welfare agenda

The Council of the College of Veterinarians of Ontario has established an animal welfare agenda that reflects the College... More