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News and press releases provide information on current happenings at the College.

College Council sets standard on telemedicine
April 04, 2017

The Council of the College of Veterinarians of Ontario approved a new standard regarding the use of telemedicine in the delivery of veterinary medicine in Ontario. Read more

College adopts new strategic plan
April 03, 2017

A focus on professionalism, on legislative reform, on public health and on veterinary technology will guide the work of the College of Veterinarians of Ontario for the next three years, according to its new strategic plan. Read more

Use of Compounded Products in Veterinary Medicine
March 16, 2017

It has been brought to the attention of the College of Veterinarians of Ontario that misinformation is circulating in the veterinary community, particularly among practice owners, concerning compounded products. The misinformation suggests that the College intends to limit veterinarians' ability to have compounded products available for clinic use and/or to be dispensed to clients. Read more

Your Veterinarian & Your Health
March 06, 2017

Your overall health is connected to your animal’s health in a variety of ways. Read more

Inquiries concerning prescribing medical marijuana for animals
December 19, 2016

The College of Veterinarians of Ontario, which regulates the practice of veterinary medicine in the province, has received comments and concerns from the public and veterinarians regarding information presented in the media related to the ability of veterinarians to prescribe medical marijuana for animals. Read more

College elects Executive
December 12, 2016

Dr. Marc Marin, of Sudbury, Ontario, is the new president of the College of Veterinarians of Ontario. Read more

New faces to join CVO Council
November 24, 2016

The College of Veterinarians of Ontario welcomes two new Council members and one returning member next week as a result of the recent election. Read more

College of Veterinarians of Ontario proposes new model for accrediting veterinary facilities
November 18, 2016

At its September meeting, the College Council approved a proposed new model for the accreditation of veterinary facilities for open consultation. Read more

College releases fact sheet on Patch-For-Patch Fentanyl Return Program
October 25, 2016

On October 1, 2016, Bill 33 - a new set of rules managing fentanyl patches - came into force. Read more

College responds to inquiries concerning Dr. Mahavir Rekhi
September 23, 2016

The information presented on this page is intended to be helpful in enabling the public to understand the College’s responsibilities in overseeing the conduct of veterinarians in Ontario. Read more

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