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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.

Use of Compounded Products in Veterinary Medicine
March 16, 2017

It has been brought to the attention of the College of Veterinarians of Ontario that misinformation is circulating in the veterinary community, particularly among practice owners, concerning compounded products. The misinformation suggests that the College intends to limit veterinarians' ability to have compounded products available for clinic use and/or to be dispensed to clients. Read more

Your Veterinarian & Your Health
March 06, 2017

Your overall health is connected to your animal’s health in a variety of ways. Read more

College elects Executive
December 12, 2016

Dr. Marc Marin, of Sudbury, Ontario, is the new president of the College of Veterinarians of Ontario. Read more

New faces to join CVO Council
November 24, 2016

The College of Veterinarians of Ontario welcomes two new Council members and one returning member next week as a result of the recent election. Read more

College of Veterinarians of Ontario proposes new model for accrediting veterinary facilities
November 18, 2016

At its September meeting, the College Council approved a proposed new model for the accreditation of veterinary facilities for open consultation. Read more

College releases fact sheet on Patch-For-Patch Fentanyl Return Program
October 25, 2016

On October 1, 2016, Bill 33 - a new set of rules managing fentanyl patches - came into force. Read more

College responds to inquiries concerning Dr. Mahavir Rekhi
September 23, 2016

The information presented on this page is intended to be helpful in enabling the public to understand the College’s responsibilities in overseeing the conduct of veterinarians in Ontario. Read more

Message from the President of the College of Veterinarians of Ontario
September 22, 2016

On behalf of the Council of the College of Veterinarians of Ontario I acknowledge the concerns that have been presented to the College by the public and by veterinarians related to the recent Discipline order made against Dr. Mahavir Rekhi on July 21, 2016. Read more

Statement Related to the Public Hearing of Dr. Mahavir Rekhi
September 16, 2016

The College of Veterinarians of Ontario, which regulates the practice of veterinary medicine in the province, has received comments from the public regarding information in the media related to recent discipline proceedings involving Dr. Mahavir Rekhi. Read more

Court issues order related to unauthorized practice
June 17, 2016

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice recently issued an Order requiring a non-veterinarian to stop engaging in the practice of veterinary medicine. Read more

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