The College of Veterinarians of Ontario regulates the delivery of veterinary medicine in Ontario. All veterinarians who practice in Ontario must be licensed by the College.
In serving the public interest, the College seeks to understand the risks involved in the practice of veterinary medicine and collaborates with partners to develop solutions which reduce the potential for harm to animals and people.
The College licenses more than 5,000 veterinarians and accredits over 2,300 veterinary facilities in Ontario. The role and authority of the College is set out in the Veterinarians Act and regulations made under this legislation.
The veterinary profession in Ontario has been regulated since 1877.College of Veterinarians of Ontario (CVO)