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Community Engagement Strategist

About Us

The College of Veterinarians of Ontario regulates the delivery of veterinary medicine in Ontario. The College is located in Guelph.

In serving the public interest, the College seeks to understand the risks involved in the practice of veterinary medicine and collaborates with partners to develop solutions which reduce the potential for harm to animals and people.

The College:

  • Issues licences to qualified individuals
  • Sets standards to improve the quality and safety of veterinary care
  • Inspects and accredits veterinary facilities to assure a safe, professional environment
  • Investigates and resolves concerns about a veterinarian and his/her practice
  • Administers quality practice programs to promote ongoing improvement and growth

The College licenses approximately 5,000 veterinarians and accredits over 2,300 veterinary facilities in Ontario. The role and authority of the College is set out in the Veterinarians Act and regulations made under this legislation.

Community Engagement Strategist

The College is excited to announce a two-year contract position for a new role intended to assist with transforming our community engagement.  This position will be advisory to the staff leadership team, and is intended to help advance our work on compassionate regulation and on diversity and inclusion.  We view this role as assisting the College on its journey to further build its trustworthiness and to ensure a service oriented culture across the organization.  The focus of the engagement strategy will be on interactions with the public and with veterinarians.  

Please click here for a copy of the role description.

This strategic role is part time – likely 20 to 25 hours per week. It can be managed at a distance using virtual tools to meet the expected responsibilities. 

Should you be interested in this inaugural role, please forward a letter of interest along with a curriculum vitae and examples of relevant experience to Beth Ready ( by January 31, 2021.  Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience. 

We appreciate your interest.  Please know that only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.