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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.

Draft Professional Practice Standard - Delegation

At its June 2015 meeting, Council approved a revised draft Professional Practice Standard on Delegation for circulation and consultation. The new draft Professional Practice Standard: Delegation will replace the previous position statements of the College regarding supervision and delegation – “Delegating to Auxiliaries in Companion Animal Practice,” “Delegating to Auxiliaries in Food Animal & Equine Practice,” and “General Principles of Delegation.”

The new draft Professional Practice Standard: Delegation recognizes the team-based approach which is being increasingly adopted in veterinary medicine. The Standard sets out the practise expectations for all veterinarians who supervise and delegate to members of the veterinary team who are not veterinarians, and sets out the circumstances and conditions under which delegation is appropriate.

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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.