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Participants sought for expert advisory group

July 17, 2017

The College of Veterinarians of Ontario is currently seeking veterinarians to sit as members of an Expert Advisory Group to establish standards for a new facility accreditation model.

Accreditation Program

The College’s robust Accreditation Program ensures that all veterinary facilities in Ontario provide a professional environment and contain the essential equipment required for the delivery of veterinary care. Veterinary facilities are inspected for specific equipment requirements; proper patient records; safe drug storage; a medical reference library; and orderly and sanitary premises

Purpose of the Expert Advisory Group

To establish standards for a new facility accreditation model and make recommendations to the Accreditation Committee on the assessment tools required for accreditation inspections dependent upon species and scope of veterinary practice.

Required Commitment

The College is seeking representation on the Expert Advisory Group from veterinarians practising different scopes of veterinary medicine. 

Those selected to join the group will be required to attend 4-5 in-person meetings, starting in fall 2017 through to fall 2018 at the College (2106 Gordon Street, Guelph). The College will reimburse participants for travel and accommodation expenses and a per diem rate will be paid for attendance at the meetings. Expert Advisory Group members are paid an honorarium of $400 per day. 

Expert Advisory Group members can expect to receive information prior to the meetings, do pre-meeting work and are required to participate at the all- day meetings at the College.

Am I eligible?

To be eligible to serve on the Expert Advisory Group, a licensed member is required to meet specific criteria which includes:

  • hold an active general licence with the College and be currently engaged in clinical practice;
  • have excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • have at least five years practice experience;
  • have no discipline findings;
  • no complaints proceedings with action taken within the last six years;
  • no current involvement on a College committee, task force or staff role;
  • no previous involvement as a director, officer or employee of a professional association and
  • have a degree of flexibility in work schedule.

How to Apply

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Expert Advisory Group, please complete the Expression of Interest form by August 14, 2017.

The College will provide confirmation to individuals who have been selected to join the Expert Advisory Group by early September 2017.

If you have any questions regarding the Expert Advisory Group, please contact Aneeta Bharij, Accreditation Principal at 1-800-424-2856 ext 2230 or abharij@cvo.org.