Peer review of medical records supports quality veterinary medicine
Dr. Kim Lambert, Associate Registrar - Quality Practice, and Dr. Sarah Thompson, Chair of the College's Quality Assurance Committee, discuss recent changes to the Peer Review of Medical Records program. The program is one of the tools to assist veterinarians in meeting the standards for medical record-keeping.
Understanding Regulatory Effectiveness
January 24, 2019
Shilo Tooze, Associate Registrar, Licensure, at the College of Veterinarians of Ontario, is joined by Jan Robinson, Registrar and Chief Executive Officer at the CVO for a discussion on effective profession-based regulation. Tune in for an overview on regulatory effectiveness and the College's continuing work in being effective in achieving its mandate.
New practice standards on prescribing and dispensing veterinary drugs
November 24, 2018
Dr. Kim Lambert, Associate Registrar - Quality Practice, and Dr. Susan Sabatini, Practice Advisor, discuss the College of Veterinarians of Ontario’s new standards which concern veterinary obligations related to drugs. Council recently approved four new policy documents which cover prescribing, dispensing, extra-label drug use and compounding.
Practice Advisory Service provides helpful information
December 21, 2018
Jan Robinson, Registrar and CEO, and Dr. Lambert provide an overview of the College’s popular Practice Advisory Service. Tune in to learn about the information that is available to assist the public and veterinarians in understanding College expectations. The service is free and confidential.
Support for the health and well-being of veterinarians
August 22, 2017
Shilo Tooze, Associate Registrar, Licensure, at the College of Veterinarians of Ontario, is joined by Dr. Gwen Jeun, President of the Ontario Veterinary Medical Assocation, and Harwinder Ahluwalia, of Shepell, to discuss resources that are available to support veterinarians in managing their health and well-being.
Ontario collaborative established on antimicrobial resistance
July 12, 2018
College Registrar and Chief Executive Officer Jan Robinson shares information on the work of the Ontario Veterinary Leadership Collaborative on Antimicrobial Resistance and the College’s commitment to supporting veterinarians in responding to this public health crisis.
Modernization of the Veterinarians Act - An Update
The College of Veterinarians of Ontario and the Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians have presented the provincial government with 19 proposed recommendations for modernizing the Veterinarians Act. Jan Robinson, Registrar and Chief Executive Officer with the College; Dr. Steven Jacobs, President of the College; and Registered Veterinary Technician Damon Thompson, President of the OAVT, discuss the recommendations and the ongoing work to modernize the legislation.
College Council focuses on Animal Welfare Agenda
Animal welfare, inclusive of harm reduction and the relief of suffering, is central to the practice of veterinary medicine. As part of Strategy 2020, the College Council has set an ambitious three-year animal welfare agenda. College Registrar and CEO Jan Robinson is joined by Vice-President Dr. Patricia Lechten to discuss this agenda and veterinarians' commitment to animal welfare.
Value of Veterinary Facility Accreditation
Associate Registrar, Quality Practice, Dr. Kim Lambert, and Principal, Accreditation Aneeta Bharij discuss the facility accreditation process and the new proposed model for accreditation. Veterinary facilities are inspected for specific equipment requirements; proper patient records; safe drug storage; a medical reference library; and orderly and sanitary premises.
Professionalism in Veterinary Advertising
July 26, 2017
Veterinarians are expected to maintain professionalism in all aspects their practices, including the advertising and marketing of the business and its services. The College ensures that marketing by veterinarians is consistent with the duties, integrity, and dignity of the profession. Associate Registrar, Licensure, Shilo Tooze and Practice Advisor, Dr. Susan Sabatini, review advertising and professionalism in veterinary advertising.