Serving on College Council

September 20, 2017

Serving on Council is an opportunity to play a leadership role in veterinary regulation. Tune in to this podcast to learn more about the role, the responsibilities and the rewards of serving on Council. College Registrar and CEO Jan Robinson sat down to chat with Dr. Elizabeth Saul, who is currently completing a six year term. Dr. Saul discusses the highlights of her experience and shares her thoughts for those who may be seeking election in the future. This podcast will take you behind the scenes to learn about serving the veterinary profession in Ontario from the Council table!

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Legislative Reform Consultation

August 8, 2017

Tune in to the College’s podcast which presents the proposal for bringing a modern approach to the Veterinarians Act! Join College Registrar and CEO, Jan Robinson and College Council President, Dr. Marc Marin as they explain several of the key points to the legislative reform consultation. They discuss proposed concepts including redefining the scope of practice of veterinary medicine, acknowledging the value in animal owners’ direct access to certain health care activities, increasing the information on the Public Register, and introducing a mandatory quality assurance program for veterinarians. Review the information and make time to visit the College’s website to provide feedback on this significant consultation which is open until October 20, 2017. 

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Professionalism in Veterinary Advertising

July 26, 2017

Veterinarians are expected to maintain professionalism in all aspects their practices, including the advertising and marketing of the business and its services. In serving the public interest, the College, like other regulated professions, ensures that the public is protected from false, misleading or deceptive information in marketing by its licensed members. The College also ensures that marketing by veterinarians is consistent with the duties, integrity, and dignity of the profession. Associate Registrar, Licensure, Shilo Tooze and Practice Advisor, Dr. Susan Sabatini, review what you need to know with regards to advertising and professionalism in veterinary advertising!

Helpful College Links:

Professionalism in Advertising

FAQ's - Professionalism in Advertising

Guidance on the Use of Social Media

Testimonials

Professional Practice Standard: Advertising

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Managing Controlled Substances in Your Practice

July 5, 2017

Join College Registrar and CEO, Jan Robinson and College Practice Advisor, Dr. Susan Sabatini to learn about veterinarians’ responsibilities regarding controlled substances. For more information, please visit the College’s website.

Useful Resources: 

Veterinary Prescribing and Dispensing

Who is in control of your controlled substances?

Tips for Conducting a Weekly Audit of Controlled Drugs at your Facility

Patch-for-Patch Fentanyl Fact sheet

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The Peer Advisory Conversation

April 18, 2017

Join Jan Robinson, Registrar and Chief Executive Officer and Dr. Kim Lambert, Associate Registrar, Quality Practice, both from the College of Veterinarians of Ontario, as they discuss the pilot phase of the College’s Peer Advisory Conversation. The Peer Advisory Conversation provides a positive learning experience for veterinarians. Through conversation, veterinarians will find support in their efforts to deliver quality care and service. Listen to the podcast to learn more about how the specific Peer Advisory Conversation tools support the veterinary profession in continuous quality improvement. Further information is available on the College’s website for more information: cvo.org/PAC

 

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The Evolving Scope of Practice of Veterinary Medicine in Ontario

April 10, 2017

Jan Robinson, Registrar and Chief Executive Officer at the College of Veterinarians of Ontario, and Elise Wickett, RVT and Past President of the Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians, explain the key features of the proposed scope of practice model for the veterinary profession in Ontario. The proposed model includes a new definition of veterinary medicine; a list of authorized activities; title protection for both veterinarians and veterinary technicians; a list of exemptions; and a risk of harm clause. Consultation on the model is open until May 12, 2017.

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