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College Council hosts June meeting in Sudbury

June 06, 2019

The Council of the College of Veterinarians of Ontario (College) is holding its June meeting in Sudbury and hopes to see you there.

“Members of Council always look forward to meeting with people who are interested in the regulation of veterinary medicine in Ontario. I think the public and veterinarians in northern Ontario would find it interesting to attend the meeting,” said Dr. Patricia Lechten, President of the College. “We are also hosting a reception after Council and everyone is welcome to attend.”

The College fulfils its mandate by managing the risks involved in the delivery of veterinary medicine in Ontario. All veterinarians who practise in Ontario must be licensed by the College.

The Council meeting will include policy discussions on after hours care, licence categories, non-drug veterinary products, pain management, and an update on the essential standards to accompany a new facility accreditation model. The public is welcome to observe the Council meeting.

Following the meeting, members of Council look forward to chatting with the public and veterinarians during a reception. If you are unfamiliar with the work of Council, topics which will be discussed include animal welfare, cannabis in veterinary medicine, quality practice initiatives including the Peer Review of Medical Records program, and how the College can better engage with the public and the veterinary profession.

The meeting and reception will be held at the Radisson Hotel in Sudbury. Seating is limited so those who are planning to attend should contact the College at to register.

Council’s job as the veterinary regulator is to understand current and emerging risks in veterinary practice and implement strategies to protect the public and their animals from potential harm. The public trusts the College to ensure safety and quality in the veterinary services they seek.

As a regulated profession, the College’s governing Council is comprised of 13 elected veterinarians and five public members, appointed by the provincial government.  Supporting the work of Council are five Statutory and two Standing Committees, with membership composed of veterinarians and public members.