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The College's Practice Advisors answer your questions related to the regulations, policy, and professional expectations associated with the practice of veterinary medicine. The service is free and confidential.
The College’s governing Council and its committees meet regularly throughout the year to make decisions concerning the College’s policy work and initiatives which enable it to meeting its mandate of protecting and serving the public interest.
The CVO Jurisprudence Examination requires candidates to demonstrate knowledge of the legislation that governs the profession in Ontario.
All practising veterinarians in Ontario must be licensed by the College.
Application information for graduates from an accredited veterinary school.
Information for graduates from an unaccredited veterinary school.
The CVO Jurisprudence Examination requires candidates to demonstrate knowledge of the legislation that governs the veterinary profession in Ontario. This legislation contains Practice Standards, rules about conduct, and expectations for ethical practice.
Successful completion of a College-approved examination and assessment pathway is a key indicator of applicants' knowledge and competency.
Links to the Career Map and Global Experience Ontario for information on practising veterinary medicine in Ontario.
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.
All veterinarians in Ontario meet the requirements of the College of Veterinarians of Ontario to obtain and maintain a licence to practice veterinary medicine.
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.