The College regulates the veterinary profession through a number of different forms of authority.
Changes to Regulation 1093
The College prepared a booklet to highlight some of the significant changes to Regulation 1093, effective November 24, 2015.
Provincial Animal Welfare Services Act
On December 5, 2019, the Government of Ontario passed animal welfare legislation that includes a new enforcement model and contains elements which impact veterinarians in Ontario. The Provincial Animal Welfare Services Act (PAWS) replaces the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act and comes into effect on January 1, 2020.