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

College releases practice standard in dentistry
April 16, 2015

After extensive consultation, the College Council approved a revised Professional Practice Standard on Veterinary Dentistry. Read more

Court orders Pup Star to cease unauthorized practice
January 29, 2015

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has added clarity to an existing Order that a non-veterinarian stop practising veterinary medicine. Read more

College of Veterinarians of Ontario elects Executive
November 26, 2014

Dr. Jennifer Day, of Toronto, 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 revises rabies policy
November 14, 2014

The Council of the College has approved a new Professional Practice Standard which enables Rabies Programs to be offered in both accredited veterinary facilities and, under specific conditions, in unaccredited facilities. Read more

New faces to join CVO Council next month
October 22, 2014

The College of Veterinarians of Ontario welcomes three new Council members. As a result of the recent election, Dr. Patricia Lechten, a companion animal veterinarian from Barrie; Dr. Suminder Sawhney, a veterinarian with the CFIA; and Dr. Sandra Rice, a companion animal veterinarian from Brampton were elected to Council. Read more

College of Veterinarians of Ontario introduces "good character" policy
May 05, 2014

Licensed veterinarians are expected to engage in the practice of veterinary medicine with honesty and integrity, which is why it is necessary to assess concerns about the past conduct of an applicant prior to licensure, says the College of Veterinarians of Ontario. Read more

College of Veterinarians of Ontario revises exam
April 29, 2014

The College of Veterinarians of Ontario is re-engineering its local knowledge exam to ensure new applicants are aware of the rules and regulations surrounding the practice of veterinary medicine in this province. Read more

Court issues order concerning animal dentistry
April 03, 2014

Non-veterinarians, unless supervised by a licensed veterinarian, are prohibited from performing dentistry on animals according to the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. Read more

College of Veterinarians of Ontario launches antimicrobial project
April 01, 2014

The College of Veterinarians of Ontario is launching a project to study the use of antimicrobial pharmaceuticals among food animal veterinarians. Read more

College announces results of recent election
October 15, 2013

The College of Veterinarians of Ontario is welcoming new members following the election held on October 8, 2013 Read more

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