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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.

Strategy 2020 - make a difference!

The College of Veterinarians of Ontario, the regulatory body for veterinarians in Ontario, is nearing completion of its current strategic plan, Strategy 2017.

The College invites your input in developing the new strategic framework.  As a veterinarian, member of the public or a key stakeholder, your voice is essential to building Strategy 2020.

The strategic plan brings focus to the College's priorities heading into 2020. The College wants to know what matters to you as you think about the regulation of veterinary medicine in Ontario. Where should the College focus its attention in developing Strategy 2020? All information gathered will be reviewed and taken into consideration in shaping the plan - this is a significant opportunity to influence the direction of the veterinary profession in Ontario. The College values all comments received.

Please share your insights through a brief anonymous online questionnaire which should take less than five minutes to complete. Your ideas will help build a strong strategic plan for the future.

The current strategic plan focuses on quality practice; engagement with stakeholders; One Health stewardship and legislative reform of the Veterinarians Act. For more information on the progress made through the current plan, please review Strategy 2017.



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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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