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College of Veterinarians of Ontario

College of Veterinarians of Ontario

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519-824-5600

The College of Veterinarians of Ontario (CVO) is the governing body for veterinarians in Ontario. The Office of the Fairness Commissioner (OFC) oversees the registration practices of the college to ensure that they are transparent, objective, impartial and fair for anyone who wants to practise as a veterinarian in this province.

Registration Practices Assessment Report, 2016

This summary of the assessment includes recommendations for improvement.

 2019

2019

Veterinarians-Fair Registration Practices Report-2019.pdf

Applications to Practise Processed by the CVO in 2019
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received12554241760379
Applicants who became members12249251370333

 2018

2018

Fair Registration Practices Report available upon request.​​

Applications to Practise Processed by the CVO in 2018
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received12550261500351
Applicants who became members12657221200325

 2017

2017

Fair Registration Practices Report available upon request.​​

Applications to Practise Processed by the CVO in 2017
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received12349151300317
Applicants who became members1204815990282

 2016

2016

Fair Registration Practices Report available upon request.​​

Applications to Practise Processed by the CVO in 2016
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received12242141180296
Applicants who became members1194012840255

 2015

2015

Fair Registration Practices Report available upon request.​​

Applications to Practise Processed by the CVO in 2015
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received14133171110302
Applicants who became members1212915750240

 2014

2014

Fair Registration Practices Report available upon request.​​​

Applications to Practise Processed by the CVO in 2014
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received11333111140271
Applicants who became members1053011640210

 2013

2013

Fair Registration Practices (FRP) Report, 2013

Registration Practices Assessment Report — Summary (Veterinarians)

Registration Practices Assessment Report, 2013

Applications to Practise Processed by the CVO in 2013
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received10029111150255
Applicants who became members98257830213

 2012

2012

Fair Registration Practices (FRP) Report, 2012

Registration Practices Assessment Report — Sum​mary (Veterinarians)

Applications to Practise Processed by the CVO in 2012
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received963017940237
Applicants who became members942517560192

 2011

2011

Fair Registration Practices (FRP) Report, 2011

Applications to Practise Processed by the CVO in 2011
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received1002921950245
Applicants who became members992612410178

 2010

2010

Fair Registration Practices (FRP) Report, 2010

Applications to Practise Processed by the CVO in 2010
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received1301522920259
Applicants who became members1141521840234

 2009

2009

Fair Registration Practices (FRP) Report, 2009
Audit Report

For a description of all OFC-monitored developments for this profession for 2009, see the 2009-2010 Annual Report.

Applications to Practise Processed by the CVO in 2009
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received1010228n/a131
Applicants who became members100201972n/a211

n/a = not available

 2008

2008

Fair Registration Practices (FRP) Report, 2008

In March 2009, the CVO invited the OFC to participate in a labour mobility workshop organized by the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association. The workshop brought together regulators and qualifications assessment agencies from across Canada to discuss the potential impact of the federal-provincial-territorial Agreement on Internal Trade on issues such as veterinary licensing requirements, entry-to-practice standards, scope of practice and examination processes.

Applications to Practise Processed by the CVO in 2008
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received1113241070254
Applicants who became members110324540200

 2007

2007


During the fall and winter of 2007-2008, the OFC undertook a study of the CVO to understand its 2007 registration practices and establish baseline data and information. PDF

Quick Facts

Number of Veterinarians4,914
Number of Internationally Trained Veterinarians1,216

You may find information about exam requirements and Canadian work experience requirements elsewhere on this site.


Location of Training, 2019

Ontario3,281
Other Canadian Provinces417
USA109
Other International1,107
Unknown0
Total4,914
Proportion of Internationally Trained Members (includes USA)25%

The Top Five Source Countries For Internationally Trained Veterinarians, 2019

Largest NumberIndia
Second Largest NumberIreland
Third Largest NumberEgypt
Fourth Largest NumberU.K.
Fifth Largest NumberAustralia
Number of Applicants90

The College of Veterinarians of Ontario falls under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. The OFC does not assess credentials, handle complaints or intervene in particular cases. Our mandate is one of systemic change. Please contact the CVO for further information about your ability to practise as a veterinarian in Ontario.

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