Practice Advisory Service
The Practice Advisory Service can assist you with information on regulations, policy and expectations associated with the practice of veterinary medicine in Ontario. This service is free and confidential. You can contact our team by emailing email@example.com
or by calling 1-800-424-2856 extension 2401.
Stay up to date
Visit the veterinary professionals section of the College’s website to access supports, such as learning modules, videos and the ethics resource hub.
College Connection, the College's quarterly newsletter, contains information concerning policy developments, quality practice initiatives, Council news and learning in practice. E-Update, a digital newsletter, will be sent to you monthly providing information about policy changes, events and opportunities.
Podcasts and videos on a wide variety of topics important to your practice are available. You can also follow the College on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.
Your well-being is important
To assist you in identifying when and where to seek help, the College provides well-being resources on the website.
As well, the College partners with Homewood Health to link you to resources to support your health, well-being and resilience. Confidential Ontario Toll-free Line: 1 866 826-4440.
Veterinarians who provide clinical care to animals in Ontario must practise from a veterinary facility that has been accredited by the College. The College’s Facility Accreditation program ensures veterinary facilities provide a professional environment and contain the essential equipment required for patient care.
Peer Advisory Conversation
The Peer Advisory Conversation supports you in assessing your practice against professional standards and identifying opportunities for learning. The Peer Advisory Conversation provides a positive learning experience for veterinarians. Through conversation with a trained Peer Advisor, you will find support in your efforts to deliver quality care and service. The conversation includes tips for managing risk areas; insight into practice standards and regulatory requirements; and gives suggestions for continuing professional development.
Peer Review of Medical Records
Veterinary practices chosen for a Peer Review of Medical Records
are identified through a random selection process and will be contacted by the College. Individual veterinarians or veterinary practices may volunteer to participate in a Peer Review of Medical Records. Records submissions from a practice must be submitted by the facility director or be accompanied by the facility director’s permission to participate.
Licensed veterinarians are permitted to establish a professional corporation in the Province of Ontario for the purpose of practising veterinary medicine. Licensed veterinarians who intend to incorporate must also follow the regulations and restrictions outlined in both the Ontario Business Corporations Act and the College By-Laws. Click here for information
about professional corporations and the process to obtain a Certificate of Authorization from the College.