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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 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

College articulate position on antimicrobial resistance
October 18, 2017

At a recent meeting, Council clearly articulated its position on antimicrobial resistance in a new policy document. Read more

Practice Advisory: Pregnancy Diagnosis using Transabdominal Ultrasound
August 28, 2017

In late spring of 2017 the College received an inquiry related to the utilization of technicians to perform pregnancy checks on small ruminants with transabdominal ultrasound. Read more

College launches consultation
July 21, 2017

The Council of the College of Veterinarians of Ontario is inviting input on a proposal to bring a modern approach to the regulation of veterinary medicine in Ontario. Read more

College Council adopts animal welfare agenda
June 26, 2017

The Council of the College of Veterinarians of Ontario has established an animal welfare agenda that reflects the College’s mandate. Read more

College Council establishes advisory group focused on innovation
June 22, 2017

The Council of the College of Veterinarians of Ontario is seeking expertise to stay abreast of technology’s impact on veterinary medicine. Read more

Update on medical marijuana
May 25, 2017

In ongoing consultation with Health Canada about the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (federal government legislation) and how it pertains to veterinarians, the College has received further information related to this evolving topic. Read more

College seeking input on proposed scope of practice model
April 28, 2017

The College of Veterinarians of Ontario is seeking your input in the proposed scope of practice model for the delivery of veterinary medicine in Ontario. Read more

College Council sets standard on telemedicine
April 04, 2017

The Council of the College of Veterinarians of Ontario approved a new standard regarding the use of telemedicine in the delivery of veterinary medicine in Ontario. Read more

College adopts new strategic plan
April 03, 2017

A focus on professionalism, on legislative reform, on public health and on veterinary technology will guide the work of the College of Veterinarians of Ontario for the next three years, according to its new strategic plan. Read more

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