The CVO’s Podcast
COVID-19 Message from CVO President Susan Warren

COVID-19 Message from CVO President Susan Warren

March 20, 2020

Message from Susan Warren, President of the College of Veterinarians of Ontario: As veterinary professionals, we need to make use of our skills and knowledge and apply our best judgment as we determine the veterinary services that we can reasonably and safely provide during this public health emergency.

Learning modules support growth in communication skills

Learning modules support growth in communication skills

October 16, 2019

Dr. Kim Lambert, Associate Registrar - Quality Practice, and Emily Ewles, Principal Quality Assurance and Improvement, discuss the new learning modules available through the College of Veterinarians of Ontario. These resources are available for use by veterinarians and their team members to improve communications skills on key topics in veterinary medicine.

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Learning Modules

Continuing Professional Development

Peer review of medical records supports quality veterinary medicine

Peer review of medical records supports quality veterinary medicine

June 4, 2019

Dr. Kim Lambert, Associate Registrar - Quality Practice, and Dr. Sarah Thompson, Chair of the College's Quality Assurance Committee, discuss recent changes to the Peer Review of Medical Records program. The program is one of the tools to assist veterinarians in meeting the standards for medical record-keeping.

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Medical Records Review and Assessment

Understanding Regulatory Effectiveness

Understanding Regulatory Effectiveness

January 24, 2019

Shilo Tooze, Associate Registrar, Licensure, at the College of Veterinarians of Ontario, is joined by Jan Robinson, Registrar and Chief Executive Officer at the CVO for a discussion on effective profession-based regulation. Tune in for an overview on regulatory effectiveness and the College's continuing work in being effective in achieving its mandate.

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Regulatory Effectiveness - Position Statement

College’s Practice Advisory Service provides helpful information

College’s Practice Advisory Service provides helpful information

December 21, 2018

Jan Robinson, Register and CEO, and Dr. Lambert provide an overview of the College’s popular Practice Advisory Service. Tune in to learn about the information that is available to assist the public and veterinarians in understanding College expectations. The service is free and confidential.

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Contact the College's Practice Advisory Service

Review the questions that the College frequently receives through the practice advisory service

New practice standards on prescribing and dispensing veterinary drugs

New practice standards on prescribing and dispensing veterinary drugs

November 24, 2018

Dr. Kim Lambert, Associate Registrar - Quality Practice, and Dr. Susan Sabatini, Practice Advisor, discuss the College of Veterinarians of Ontario’s new standards which concern veterinary obligations related to drugs. Council recently approved four new policy documents which cover prescribing, dispensing, extra-label drug use and compounding. These documents, along with their accompanying guides, outline the expectations to veterinarians and the public in this important area of veterinary medicine.

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Prescribing a Drug - Professional Practice Standard and Guide

Dispensing a Drug - Professional Practice Standard and Guide

Use of Compounded Drugs in Veterinary Practice - Professional Practice Standard and Guide

Extra-Label Drug Use - Professional Practice Standard and Guide

Support for the health and well-being of veterinarians

Support for the health and well-being of veterinarians

August 28, 2018

Shilo Tooze, Associate Registrar, Licensure, at the College of Veterinarians of Ontario, is joined by Dr. Gwen Jeun, President of the Ontario Veterinary Medical Assocation, and Harwinder Ahluwalia, of Shepell, to discuss resources that are available to support veterinarians in managing their health and well-being.

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Professionals Health Program

OVMA - Member Assistance Program

Ontario collaborative established on antimicrobial resistance

Ontario collaborative established on antimicrobial resistance

July 12, 2018

College Registrar and Chief Executive Officer Jan Robinson shares information on the work of the Ontario Veterinary Leadership Collaborative on Antimicrobial Resistance and the College’s commitment to supporting veterinarians in responding to this public health crisis.

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College resources on Antimicrobial Stewardship

Modernization of the Veterinarians Act - An Update

Modernization of the Veterinarians Act - An Update

April 16, 2018

The College of Veterinarians of Ontario and the Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians have presented the provincial government with 19 proposed recommendations for modernizing the Veterinarians Act. Jan Robinson, Registrar and Chief Executive Officer with the College; Dr. Steven Jacobs, President of the College; and Registered Veterinary Technician Damon Thompson, President of the OAVT, discuss the recommendations and the ongoing work to modernize the legislation.

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Achieving a Modern Approach to the Regulation of Veterinary Medicine in Ontario

Summary Report on the Final Legislative Reform Consultation

Submission to the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

College Council focuses on Animal Welfare Agenda

College Council focuses on Animal Welfare Agenda

April 3, 2018

Animal welfare, inclusive of harm reduction and the relief of suffering, is central to the practice of veterinary medicine. As part of Strategy 2020, the College Council has set an ambitious three-year animal welfare agenda. College Registrar and CEO Jan Robinson is joined by Vice-President Dr. Patricia Lechten to discuss this agenda and veterinarians' commitment to animal welfare.

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Animal Welfare Agenda: https://cvo.org/About-CVO/CVO-Priorities/Animal-Welfare-Agenda-2017-2020.aspx