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The CVO Jurisprudence Examination requires candidates to demonstrate knowledge of the legislation that governs the profession in Ontario.
Information on applications during the public health emergency.
General steps for internationally educated veterinarians to obtain licensure in Ontario.
Requiring candidates to demonstrate knowledge of rules and expectations to practise in Ontario.
To obtain a licence to practice veterinary medicine, applicants must meet the College’s requirements. This section helps recent graduates, veterinarians working elsewhere and internationally educated veterinarians understand the licensing process
Information on application fees, licensing fees, and examination fees.
Information on the National Board Exams, including the Basic and Clinical Sciences Exam, the North American Veterinary Licensing Exam, the Preliminary Surgical Assessment for the CPE, and the Clinical Proficiency Exam. .
The College issues seven different types of licence.
The Registrar may refer an application to the Registration Committee when it does not meet all requirements. Applicants not satisfied with the decision may appeal to the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board.
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.