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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. 


Ethical Decision Making

The Code of Ethics provides a framework to guide veterinarians in ethical decision making. When faced with an ethical dilemma, when the right course of action is unclear, it can be helpful to structure the thinking that is needed to make an ethical decision. This video provides guidance on ethical decision making.

New Facility Accreditation Model

Dr. Lorie Gold and Dr. Kim Lambert provide an overview of the new facility accreditation model.

Preparing a Prescription

A short animation video describing the elements required in a written or verbal prescription.

Value of a Licence

All veterinarians in Ontario meet the requirements of the College of Veterinarians of Ontario to obtain and maintain a licence to practice veterinary medicine.

A tour of the College

Learn more about the College's role in protecting the public's right to safe, competent and ethical veterinary care.

1:44 A video introduction to the College of Veterinarians of Ontario

Learn how the College protects and serves the public interest through the regulation of the practice of veterinary medicine in Ontario.

Conducting a Controlled Drug Audit

The Conducting a Controlled Drug Audit video explains appropriate methods of measuring controlled drugs and what to do when irregularities are identified.

Maintaining a Controlled Drug Log

The Maintaining a Controlled Drug Log video explains how to maintain a proper drug log in a veterinary practice.