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About the College of Veterinarians of Ontario

About the College of Veterinarians of Ontario

The College protects and serves the public interest through the regulation of the practice of veterinary medicine. The College licenses approximately 4,600 veterinarians and accredits over 2,200 veterinary facilities in Ontario.

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Quality Practice

Quality Practice

Ontario veterinarians are highly competent, professional practitioners. Through the Quality Practice program, the profession demonstrates its commitment to safe, quality veterinary medicine.

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Licensure

Licensure

Only veterinarians licensed by the College of Veterinarians of Ontario are permitted to practise in Ontario. As part of its mandate to protect and serve the public interest, the College ensures only qualified veterinarians are licensed to practise in Ontario.

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Accreditation

Accreditation

Veterinarians must practise from an accredited veterinary facility. Accreditation ensures all veterinary facilities in Ontario provide a professional environment and contain the essential equipment required for safe patient care.

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Legislative Reform Consultation : Watch for the consultation to open in July

CVO Priorities

Legislative Reform The College has launched its process to explore opportunities to modernize and improve the existing Veterinarians Act. The legislation is due for a substantive review... More
One Health One Health recognizes that the health of people, animals and the ecosystem of which we are a part, are interconnected. The College has the opportunity as a leader and... More
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College News

College Council establishes advisory group focused on innovation

The Council of the College of Veterinarians of Ontario is seeking expertise to stay abreast of technology’s impact on... More

Update on medical marijuana

In ongoing consultation with Health Canada about the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (federal... More