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The College's Practice Advisors answer your questions related to the regulations, policy, and professional expectations associated with the practice of veterinary medicine. The service is free and confidential.
The College’s governing Council and its committees meet regularly throughout the year to make decisions concerning the College’s policy work and initiatives which enable it to meeting its mandate of protecting and serving the public interest.
The CVO Jurisprudence Examination requires candidates to demonstrate knowledge of the legislation that governs the profession in Ontario.
As a licensed member, you will find helpful information in this section to assist you with making changes to your licence and managing the accreditation of a veterinary facility. You will also find information concerning professional conduct and quality practice.
Answering your questions on expectations associated with the practice of veterinary medicine.
Policy documents to assist you in understanding expectations.
The Ethics Resource Hub provides resources to assist veterinarians in building skills in ethical decision-making.
The Veterinarian-Client-Patient Relationship (VCPR) is the foundation of effective veterinary medicine and animal care.
The College is partnered with Homewood Health to link veterinarians to resources to support their health, well-being and resilience of veterinarians. Veterinarians who need support are encouraged to contact Homewood Health for assistance.
The College ensures marketing by veterinarians is consistent with the duties, integrity, and dignity of the profession. .
The Veterinary Practice Advisory Panel provides advice and feedback to Council on policy matters, engagement with the veterinary community, and trends in practice.
The public trusts the College to address concerns about a veterinarian's practice or conduct. In this section you will find information about the complaints process, discipline proceeding and the appeal process.
All veterinary facilities must meet the College’s accreditation standards. Veterinary facilities are inspected for specific equipment requirements; proper patient records; safe drug storage; a medical reference library; and orderly and sanitary premises.
Privacy of personal information is an important principle to veterinary practices. As a licensed veterinarian, you are responsible to manage personal information responsibly.
Consultations with the profession, the public, and other stakeholders are an important part of the College’s policy development and review process. This section presents information on consultations.