Serving on College Council
Serving on Council is an opportunity to play a leadership role in veterinary regulation. Tune in to this podcast to learn more about the role, the responsibilities and the rewards of serving on Council. College Registrar and CEO Jan Robinson sat down to chat with Dr. Elizabeth Saul, who is currently completing a six year term. Dr. Saul discusses the highlights of her experience and shares her thoughts for those who may be seeking election in the future.
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.
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.
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.