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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.

Press Releases

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

CVO elects Executive Committee
December 16, 2019

Dr. Susan Warren, of Long Point, Ontario, is the new president of the College of Veterinarians of Ontario (CVO), the province’s regulatory and licensing body for Ontario’s 5,000 veterinarians. Read more

College Council maintains position on medically unnecessary veterinary surgery
October 08, 2019

The Council of the College of Veterinarians of Ontario (College) does not support unnecessary surgery on any animal. This position was re-confirmed in a discussion on medically unnecessary veterinary surgery at its fall Council meeting. Read more

College Council updates policy on after-hours care services
July 26, 2019

The College has expanded the options for how veterinarians can deliver after hours care services. Read more

Council updates pain management policy
July 18, 2019

The College recently approved changes to its policy on pain management. Read more

Practice of Veterinary Medicine in Ontario and Cannabis
July 11, 2019

The College continues to work with Health Canada to understand the application of the Cannabis Act to veterinary medicine. Read more

College Council hosts June meeting in Sudbury
June 06, 2019

The Council of the College of Veterinarians of Ontario (College) is holding its June meeting in Sudbury and hopes to see you there. Read more

Animal Welfare Reporting - Important Notice April 1, 2019
April 01, 2019

Every licensed veterinarian in Ontario has the important responsibility to report suspected animal abuse, suffering and/or neglect to the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA). Read more

Council releases the 2018 Annual Report
February 15, 2019

The College of Veterinarians of Ontario fulfills its mandate by managing the risks involved in the delivery of veterinary medicine in Ontario according to the College’s 2018 Annual Report. Read more

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

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2019 Annual Report

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

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