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Antimicrobial Stewardship

Antimicrobial Stewardship

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has been called the global health crisis of our time. As of December 1, 2018, all medically important antimicrobials are available by prescription only. Preventing AMR is everyone's responsibility!

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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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Information for the Public
Information for the Public
Learn how the College protects your right to safe, competent and ethical veterinary care
Information for Licensed Members
Information for Licensed Members
Helpful information to assist you to deliver quality care in your veterinary practice
Information for Applicants
Information for Applicants
Information on the licensing process in Ontario

CVO Priorities

Antimicrobial Stewardship Concerns about antimicrobial use and antimicrobial resistance have led to the development of the concept of antimicrobial stewardship. Antimicrobial stewardship is a... More
Animal Welfare Agenda 2017 - 2020 Animal welfare is central to the practice of veterinary medicine. More
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College News

College Council updates policy on after-hours care services

The College has expanded the options for how veterinarians can deliver after hours care services. More

Council updates pain management policy

The College recently approved changes to its policy on pain management. More