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News and press releases provide information on current happenings at the College.

Public Notice
January 25, 2019

The College of Veterinarians of Ontario is committed to managing the risks that are associated with the delivery of veterinary medicine. When an area of risk is identified, the public trusts the College to take action to reduce the potential for harm to animals and the public. Read more

CVO elects Executive Committee
December 18, 2018

Dr. Patricia Lechten, of Barrie, Ontario, is the new president of the College of Veterinarians of Ontario (CVO), the province’s regulatory and licensing body for Ontario’s 4,800 veterinarians. Read more

Understanding the impact of the Cannabis Act on animal welfare
October 17, 2018

With the Cannabis Act in effect today, there is speculation about the impact the Cannabis Act will have on veterinary practice in Ontario. Read more

CVO opens consultation on draft standard on humane animal handling and restraint by veterinarians
October 04, 2018

The Council of the College of Veterinarians of Ontario (CVO) is seeking public input on a draft standard on humane animal handling and restraint by veterinarians. Read more

College releases new standards
September 13, 2018

The Council of the College of Veterinarians of Ontario (CVO) has released four new and revised standards setting out veterinary obligations related to drugs. Read more

New College survey seeks your perspective
June 04, 2018

The College of Veterinarians of Ontario is seeking the feedback and advice of licensed members. Read more

College finalizes recommendations to modernize the Veterinarians Act
March 15, 2018

At its December 2017 meeting, the College Council approved 19 recommendations for modernizing the Veterinarians Act with amendments based on stakeholder feedback. Read more

College elects 2018 Executive
December 13, 2017

Dr. Steven Jacobs, of Guelph, Ontario, is the new president of the College of Veterinarians of Ontario (CVO). Read more

Profession establishes agenda for veterinary stewardship of antibiotic use
December 04, 2017

Through this second GF2 project studying antimicrobial resistance, the College continued to work with veterinarians and producers to review antibiotic use in food animals and establish a consensus on opportunities for lasting and meaningful changes in practice. Read more

College Statement on Recent Court Decision on Use of Cosmetic Teeth Cleaning
November 06, 2017

A recent decision of the Superior Court of Justice - Ontario has provided further clarity related to the area of anesthesia-free dentistry performed by non-veterinarians. Read more

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