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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.

By-Law Amendment - Emeritus Status

The rules about approving emeritus status have always been in the College By-laws. In 2011, Council considered changes to Regulation 1093 and included moving these rules from the By-laws to regulation. In 2013, during review of these proposed amendments, the government advised the College that there is no authority for these rules to be in the By-laws or in regulation. As a result, the current By-law is now being moved into a College policy. No changes have made to either the emeritus status or its criteria. The proposed change was circulated to licensed members for comment as it is a change to the College By-Laws. Licensed members must be notified and provided an opportunity to comment while it is clear that there are no other options for the College in order to retain this honourary status. 

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Jurisprudence Exam

The College's jurisprudence exam requires applicants to demonstrate knowledge of and the ability to apply relevant Ontario legislation and regulations, as well as College standards and guidelines.

2021 Annual Report

The College's 2021 Annual Report presents an overview of the College's work throughout the past year.

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The College's practice advisors provide information on the regulations, policy and expectations associated with the practice of veterinary medicine in Ontario.