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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 4,500 veterinarians and accredits over 2,100 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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Consultations : Consultations underway on initial concepts for the next generation of the Veterinarians Act! Share your thoughts!

CVO Priorities

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
One Health One Health recognizes that the health of people, animals and the ecosystem of which we are a part, are interconnected. The College has the opportunity as a leader and... More
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College News

Court issues order regarding unauthorized practice

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice recently issued an Order requiring a non-veterinarian to stop engaging in the... More

CVO launches consultations on ambitious legislative reform initiative

The College of Veterinarians of Ontario welcomes your input on initial legislative reform concepts. At a recent meeting... More