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Antimicrobial Stewardship

Antimicrobial Stewardship

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has been called the global health crisis of our time. On December 1, 2018, all medically important antimicrobials will be available by prescription only. Preventing AMR is everyone's responsibility!

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About the College of Veterinarians of Ontario

About the College of Veterinarians of Ontario

The College protects and serves the public interest through the regulation of the practice of veterinary medicine. The College licenses approximately 4,600 veterinarians and accredits over 2,200 veterinary facilities in Ontario.

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Quality Practice

Quality Practice

Ontario veterinarians are highly competent, professional practitioners. Through the Quality Practice program, the profession demonstrates its commitment to safe, quality veterinary medicine.

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Licensure

Licensure

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

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Accreditation

Accreditation

Veterinarians must practise from an accredited veterinary facility. Accreditation ensures all veterinary facilities in Ontario provide a professional environment and contain the essential equipment required for safe patient care.

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CVO Priorities

Animal Welfare Agenda 2017 - 2020 Animal welfare is central to the practice of veterinary medicine. More
Legislative Reform The College has launched its process to explore opportunities to modernize and improve the existing Veterinarians Act. The legislation is due for a substantive review... More
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College News

New College survey seeks your perspective

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

College finalizes recommendations to modernize the Veterinarians Act

At its December 2017 meeting, the College Council approved 19 recommendations for modernizing the Veterinarians Act with... More