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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. 

Practice Advisory Service

The Practice Advisory Service addresses questions related to the regulations, policy, and professional expectations associated with the practice of veterinary medicine from members of the public, veterinarians, and others. The service is free and confidential.

What information are you looking for?

The practice advisory service receives questions about professional practice standards and expectations for veterinarians in Ontario. Some of the common questions received by the service include inquiries about prescribing and dispensing drugs, the veterinarian-client-patient relationship, medical record requirements and information, and advertising.

If the information you are seeking is related to a specific program, please see the staff directory to have your questions answered. This includes Accreditation, Investigations and Resolutions, Licensure, Quality Assurance and Improvement, Corporate Services, and College Communications. Any questions related to these topics are best answered by the staff member in that program.

Trending Topics

Below are a few of the topics the College frequently receives questions about through its Practice Advisory Service.  Click on a topic to find relevant resources and answers to frequently asked questions.


Cannabis & Veterinary Medicine

Medical Records

Prescribing & Dispensing

Animal Ownership & Veterinarian-Client-Patient Relationship

Find Additional Resources

If your question wasn’t addressed as a trending topic, or if you’re looking for further information, the following resources might be helpful to you: