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Professionalism

Code of Ethics

As members of a self-regulated profession who serve the public and society, veterinarians earn and maintain the public trust through engagement in principle-guided ethical practice.  Veterinarians hold themselves, their colleagues, and their profession to a high standard of ethical conduct, reflecting the core values and principles of the profession. The College and the public have the reasonable expectation that the care and service provided by veterinarians reflects these core values. 

  • Compassion
  • Trustworthiness
  • Transparency
  • Competence
  • Professionalism, and
  • Respect

Read the Code of Ethics for the veterinary profession in Ontario.