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An article on record keeping, 2019 Executive Committee, reporting bites, Learning in Practice and recent policy developments - find it all in the current College Connection!

Jurisprudence Exam

The College's jurisprudence exam requires applicants to demonstrate knowledge of and the ability to apply relevant Ontario legislation and regulations, as well as College standards and guidelines.

2018 Annual Report

The College's 2018 Annual Report discusses the College's priorities and accomplishments throughout the year.

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Antimicrobial Resistance - Leadership Collaborative

Leadership collaborative formed on antimicrobial resistance

A new Veterinary Leadership Collaborative on Antimicrobial Resistance has been established in Ontario. This collaborative will provide leadership in the alignment of veterinary stewardship in the responsible use of antimicrobials by veterinarians.

Members of the collaborative are the College Registrar and CEO, the Chief Veterinarian of Ontario, the Dean of the Ontario Veterinary College and the CEO from the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association. Each of these organizations has an interest in ensuring veterinarians, and all those advising the food animal industries, are well informed on developments in antimicrobial use.

The collaborative will share information on local, provincial and national AMR initiatives, identify opportunities to coordinate stewardship initiatives, facilitate partnerships and linkages to promote awareness and solution seeking, and advise other lead organizations and individuals as appropriate. As well the group will promote communication within the veterinary community and its key stakeholders on AMR and veterinary stewardship.

The Collaborative has also received the CVO's recent report, "Setting an Action Agenda for Veterinary Stewardship of Antibiotic Use in Food-Producing Animals in Ontario" which outlines initiatives for Ontario veterinarians to create cross-species strategies and to steward antibiotic use in food-producing animals in Ontario.

The time is now to preserve antimicrobials for tomorrow

The rules for dispensing medically important antimicrobials are changing to better protect animal and human health. Click on the image below to learn more. 

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Veterinary Stewardship of the Responsible Use of Antimicrobial Drugs in Animals

This position statement assists the public and veterinarians in understanding the College Council’s position related to the responsible use of antimicrobial drugs in animals.

Click here to read.