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Information for the Public

The College protects your right to safe, competent and ethical veterinary care. When you require the services of a veterinarian, you can expect to receive safe, quality care from a highly-trained licensed professional.

What to Expect from Your Veterinarian

When you seek the services of a veterinarian, you can expect to receive safe, ethical, quality care from a qualified professional who is licensed with the College of Veterinarians of Ontario.

Licensure Overview

As part of its mandate to protect and serve the public interest, the College ensures only qualified veterinarians are licensed to practise in Ontario.

Accreditation Overview

Veterinarians in Ontario must practise from an accredited veterinary facility.

Quality Practice

Through the Quality Practice program, veterinarians demonstrate their commitment to safe, quality veterinary medicine.

Investigations & Resolutions

The College oversees the professional conduct of Ontario's veterinarians and investigates and acts upon matters brought to its attention.


The College regulates the veterinary profession through authority granted by the Province of Ontario.

Press Releases

Learn more about current happenings at the College.

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to questions the College frequently receives concerning the regulation of the veterinary profession.

Upcoming Events

Learn more about upcoming Council meetings.