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Information for Applicants

I have a current licence to practise medicine in another province or territory

Veterinarians who are currently licensed or certified in another Canadian province or territory are eligible for the equivalent licence in Ontario.

Step 1 - Submit Application for Licensure to the College

All practising veterinarians in Ontario must be licensed by the College. An application form and supporting documentation is valid for one year once submitted.

  • Submit an application form and supporting documentation to the College (fee is $113)
  • If one or more of the requirements have not been met, apply to the Registration Committee to request an exemption and/or condition on licence (may take 4-6 weeks following submission of the application)

Step 2 – Successfully complete the CVO Jurisprudence Examination

The CVO Jurisprudence Examination requires candidates to demonstrate their knowledge of the legislation, regulations, standards and guidelines that govern the veterinary profession. Applicants can contact the College to make arrangements to take the exam at the College office in Guelph or at an alternate location.

  • Pass the CVO’s Jurisprudence Exam (fee is $197.75 and results are generally available on the same day the examination in completed)

Step 3 – Fulfill the College’s registration requirements

  • The College provides detailed information to assist applicants with moving through the application form and the necessary support documentation.
  • Request that all regulatory body/bodies where you have been licensed provide a letter or letters of standing sent directly to the College

Step 4 – Pay fee for licensure

Licence issued (licence provided 1-2 days following payment of fees)

Licensure Policies

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