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

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

Message from the President of the College of Veterinarians of Ontario
September 22, 2016

On behalf of the Council of the College of Veterinarians of Ontario I acknowledge the concerns that have been presented to the College by the public and by veterinarians related to the recent Discipline order made against Dr. Mahavir Rekhi on July 21, 2016. Read more

Statement Related to the Public Hearing of Dr. Mahavir Rekhi
September 16, 2016

The College of Veterinarians of Ontario, which regulates the practice of veterinary medicine in the province, has received comments from the public regarding information in the media related to recent discipline proceedings involving Dr. Mahavir Rekhi. Read more

Court issues order related to unauthorized practice
June 17, 2016

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice recently issued an Order requiring a non-veterinarian to stop engaging in the practice of veterinary medicine. Read more

Court issues order regarding unauthorized practice
June 17, 2016

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice recently issued an Order requiring a non-veterinarian to stop engaging in the practice of veterinary medicine. Read more

CVO launches consultations on ambitious legislative reform initiative
May 31, 2016

The College of Veterinarians of Ontario welcomes your input on initial legislative reform concepts. At a recent meeting, Council approved three concepts for early consultation with the profession and the public. Read more

College of Veterinarians of Ontario moves into second phase of antimicrobial project
May 13, 2016

The College of Veterinarians of Ontario is pleased to launch the second phase of its project to study the use of antimicrobial pharmaceuticals among food animal veterinarians. Read more

College elects Executive Committee
December 03, 2015

Dr. Larry Caven, of Pakenham, Ontario, is the new president of the College of Veterinarians of Ontario (CVO), the province’s regulatory and licensing body for Ontario’s 4,400 veterinarians. Read more

College releases report on antibiotic use among food-producing animal veterinarians
November 16, 2015

The College of Veterinarians of Ontario (College) is releasing the final report on a project which studied antibiotic stewardship and veterinary medicine in Ontario. Read more

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