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Information for Applicants

Jurisprudence Exam Information

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.

Examination and Assessment Pathways

Successful completion of a College-approved examination and assessment pathway is a key indicator of applicants' knowledge and competency.

Practising Veterinary Medicine in Ontario

Links to the Career Map and Global Experience Ontario for information on practising veterinary medicine in Ontario.

Registration Committee Reviews and Appeal Process

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.

Jurisprudence Exam

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.