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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.

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

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

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

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

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