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Facility Accreditation Emblem

Accredited Facility emblem

The accreditation of a veterinary facility demonstrates your commitment to a professional environment for safe patient care. All facilities where veterinary medicine is practised in Ontario must meet the accreditation standards established by the College of Veterinarians of Ontario.

All veterinary facilities are inspected periodically to ensure there is the environment and essential equipment required for safe patient care. Veterinary facilities are inspected for specific equipment requirements; proper patient records; safe drug storage; a medical reference library; as well as orderliness and infection control (sanitation). Veterinary facilities that meet or exceed the inspection requirements receive a Certificate of Accreditation.

The Facility Accreditation Emblem is available for use by veterinary facilities which have received a Certificate of Accreditation in Ontario. The emblem may be displayed on the facility’s website, and on your own social media sites. The emblem is also available as a window decal. Complete the form below to request the decal.

Emblem representing Veterinary Facility Accreditation in Ontario - Guidelines for Use

The College encourages all accredited veterinary facilities to display the Facility Accreditation Emblem. The emblem assures the public that the veterinary facility meets provincial standards and supports safe, quality animal care.

The College of Veterinarians of Ontario Facility Accreditation Emblem is the visual identifier for all accredited veterinary facilities in Ontario.

Authorized Users: The emblem may only be used by the College of Veterinarians of Ontario and CVO-accredited veterinary facilities.

Permitted Uses: Practice Website and Social Media

The College encourages all accredited veterinary facilities to display the emblem prominently on the home page of the practice’s website and also on the practice’s social media pages. When applied to a website, the image of the Facility Accreditation Emblem shall link to http://cvo.org/facilityaccreditation which contains information on the accreditation program.

Licensed veterinarians are also permitted to use the emblem as part of their e-mail signatures with a link to www.cvo.org/facilityaccreditation.

Graphic Requirements

  • Retain the size or proportions of the Facility Accreditation Emblem, without alteration.
  • The Emblem shall appear as presented below without the application of effects such as reflections, 3D or drop shadow.
  • The Emblem shall appear as presented without being rotated or flipped.

Non-permitted Uses

At this time, the emblem cannot appear on any form of advertising or promotional material including flyers, brochures, posters, and other promotional practice materials; veterinary practice signs, site signs or sandwich boards that include promotional or advertising messages; newspaper, billboard or placement television advertising; printed materials including patient information sheets, prescriptions, or invoices; or clothing worn by practice staff.

Enforcement

  • The College shall take all necessary steps to ensure the protection of the Emblem
  • The College reserves the right to limit the use of the Emblem by any veterinarian or veterinary facility in any way that conflicts with the Guidelines for Use.
  • In the event that a facility’s Certificate of Accreditation expires, is suspended or is otherwise terminated, that facility must cease all use of the Facility Accreditation Emblem.

Instructions

  1. Download your desired package using the links below.
  2. Upload your prefered image to your website's server.
  3. Use this line of code to hyperlink the emblem on your website:
    <a href="http://cvo.org" target="_blank"><img src="your image path here" alt="CVO Accredited Facility"></a>

Download Packages

You must agree to the terms of use before you can download a package.

Accredited Facility emblem

Download for Web

Portable Network Graphics (PNG)

Accreditation Emblem - Colour 200 x 200
Accreditation Emblem - Colour 150 x 150
Accreditation Emblem - Colour 100 x 100
Accreditation Emblem - B&W 200 x 200
Accreditation Emblem - B&W 150 x 150
Accreditation Emblem - B&W 100 x 100

Download Package
Accredited Facility emblem

Download for Web (Retina/HD)

Portable Network Graphics (PNG)

Accreditation Emblem - Colour 400 x 400
Accreditation Emblem - Colour 300 x 300
Accreditation Emblem - Colour 200 x 200
Accreditation Emblem - B&W 400 x 400
Accreditation Emblem - B&W 300 x 300
Accreditation Emblem - B&W 200 x 200

Download Package

Request Window Decal of the Facility Accreditation Emblem

The College is pleased to offer practice owners a complimentary window decal of the Facility Accreditation Emblem to display in a facility.

Questions

If you have any questions about the accreditation emblem or its terms of use, please contact communications@cvo.org.

The College will occasionally update these guidelines and will notify licensed members whenever revisions are made.