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Veterinary Professionals

Information for Veterinary Professionals

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. 



Your Relationship with the Client

The Veterinarian-Client-Patient Relationship (VCPR) is the foundation of effective veterinary medicine and animal care.

Homewood Health Program

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.

Professionalism in Advertising

The College ensures marketing by veterinarians is consistent with the duties, integrity, and dignity of the profession. .

Reports from Advisory Panels

The Veterinary Practice Advisory Panel provides advice and feedback to Council on policy matters, engagement with the veterinary community, and trends in practice.

Investigations & Hearings

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.

Prepare for your Accreditation Inspection

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 in Your Practice

Privacy of personal information is an important principle to veterinary practices.  As a licensed veterinarian, you are responsible to manage personal information responsibly.

Public Consultations

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.