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Practice Advisor

The College of Veterinarians of Ontario regulates the delivery of veterinary medicine in Ontario. All veterinarians who practise in Ontario must be licensed by the College.

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 4,900 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.

The veterinary profession in Ontario has been regulated since 1877.

Role Description

The College is seeking a veterinarian to join the team of Practice Advisors in the College’s Practice Advisory Service. This is a part-time employment opportunity.   

Reporting to the Associate Registrar, Quality Practice, the successful candidate will join the Quality Practice team and work in coordination with the current Practice Advisor.

The Practice Advisory Service is a free and confidential service that is available to anyone seeking information related to the regulations, policy and expectations associated with the practice of veterinary medicine in Ontario. By facilitating access to relevant information, Practice Advisors support veterinarians in providing quality care and service and assist the public with their understanding of the professional obligations of veterinarians licensed in Ontario.

Key Responsibilities

The Practice Advisor serves as an ambassador of the College, communicating to individuals who seek out practice advice from the College. As such, the Practice Advisor is responsible for upholding the values and culture of the organization at all times and in all interactions. In this role, the Practice Advisor is responsible for tracking the nature of inquiries and analyzing and communicating their implications to College policies and programs. They are responsible for maintaining a focus on risk management to support the College’s collective effectiveness as a regulatory organization. The successful candidate will identify areas where resources and tools may assist the profession in maintaining safe, quality veterinary care and assist with the development of relevant resources that support professionalism in veterinary practice. The Practice Advisor provides education sessions on various topics related to practice which are relevant to key College initiatives. 


  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree or equivalent
  • Licensure with the College of Veterinarians of Ontario in good standing
  • At least 5 years of clinical experience
  • Proven training in communication skills and effective communication
  • Current and comprehensive knowledge of the Veterinarians Act, Ontario Regulation 1093, and other relevant regulations and legislation
  • Current in clinical knowledge of veterinary medicine
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite, including Outlook, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Power Point
  • Experience in public speaking or education is considered an asset


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential; including the ability to convey complex messages in plain language
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills to facilitate effective communication
  • Organizational and time management skills; self-motivated to plan work and priorities
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Teamwork and collaboration are core skills of the position
  • Presentation skills: public speaking and creating engaging presentations


Interested veterinarians are asked to submit a letter of interest and current resume to Applications will be accepted until March 15, 2019.

Please note that only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Should you wish to talk about this exciting opportunity further, please contact Dr. Kim Lambert, Associate Registrar, Quality Practice, at 519-824-5600 or toll-free 1-800-424-2856 extension 2236.