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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.

Discipline

The Discipline Committee may be directed by the Executive or the Complaints Committee to conduct hearings to determine allegations of professional misconduct or serious neglect against a member or former member of the College.

A Panel of the Complaints Committee or Executive Committee reviews the case to determine if the Committee has concerns with the veterinarian’s actions or conduct. If the Committee identifies serious concerns with the veterinarian’s actions or conduct they would refer the case to the Discipline Committee.

At the Discipline Hearing, panels of three to five members are appointed to hear the matter. Each panel must have at least one public member. Discipline hearings are generally open to the public. However, the Discipline Panel can direct that all or part of a hearing be held in camera to protect confidential matters.

Discipline Hearings are held at the College office unless otherwise noted.

Upcoming Discipline Hearing Dates

Please note that due to the public health emergency, the College has suspended hearings until the end of April and will continue to monitor the situation.

May 5, 2020 - motion hearing
May 25, 26 & 27, 2020 - continuation of contested hearing
June 15, 16, 17 & 18, July 6, 7, 13, 14, 15 & 16 - contested hearing

2019 Annual Report

The College's 2019 Annual Report discusses the College's priorities and accomplishments throughout the year.