Prepare for Inspection
All veterinary facilities must meet the College’s accreditation standards. Veterinary facilities are inspected for specific equipment requirements; proper patient records; safe drug storage; a medical reference library; and orderly and sanitary premises. The Minimum Standards for Veterinary Facilities in Ontario details the requirements for each category of veterinary facility.
Inspected facilities are granted a Certificate of Accreditation, usually for a five-year period.
Outside of the regular renewal cycle, an inspection is needed for:
- Change in ownership
- Adding/Changes to the facility
- New practice
To assist you with preparing for your inspection, the College provides inspection forms to ensure you are familiar with the requirements to achieve a Certificate of Accreditation. Reviewing the sample inspections forms is a key step in ensuring success in your inspection.
The requirements of each category are tailored to meet the requirements of the type of practice and the needs of the animals served.
Click on the facility type below to review the sample inspection form.
Companion animal hospital
Companion animal office
Companion animal mobile office
Companion animal mobile
Companion animal emergency clinic
Companion animal spay-neuter clinic
Food-producing animal hospital
Food-producing animal mobile
Emergency Equine mobile
Remote Area Companion animal mobile
Specialty animal hospital – dentistry
Specialty animal hospital – ophthalmology
Specialty animal hospital – companion animal referral hospital