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College of Veterinarians of Ontario

Contact Information
Office Phone 519-824-5600
Toll Free Phone 1-800-424-2856
Fax 519-824-6497 * Toll free 1-888-662-9479
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Primary Contact Jan Robinson, Registrar and Chief Executive Officer
Agency Information
Description (Agency) Provincial regulatory and licensing body for veterinarians in Ontario. All facilities where veterinary medicine is practiced in Ontario, including mobile facilities, must meet accreditation standards established by the College of Veterinarians of Ontario.
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Fees
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Protects and serves the public interest through regulation of the practice of veterinary medicine. 
* veterinarians are licensed, facilities are accredited, standards and policies are developed and maintained 
* investigations and resolutions process 
* licenses approximately 5,000 veterinarians, accredits over 2,300 facilities in Ontario
Hours Mon-Thu 8:30 am-4:30 pm * Fri 8:30 am-4 pm
Areas Served Ontario
Eligibility Must hold a degree in veterinary medicine to become a licensed member of the College. 
Veterinarians in Ontario must practice from an accredited veterinary facility.
Application Submit academic credentials * visit website for registration / licensing process, application for licensure
Languages English
Fees Membership
Site Information
Site Location Guelph-South
Located In Community Guelph
Address & Map
2106 Gordon St
Guelph, ON N1L 1G6
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Intersection Gordon St and Clair Road W
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Categories and Classification
HCSD Main Heading Government / Legal
HCSD Sub Heading Consumer Protection / Complaints
Service Categories Occupational/Professional Licensing and Certification ~ Veterinarians ; Veterinarian Complaints ; Veterinary Associations

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