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Ontario Launches Consultations to Modernize Veterinary Services

The Ontario government is launching consultations to explore opportunities to modernize the Veterinarians Act. The government’s first substantial review in 30 years will explore amendments to the legislative framework, opening the door to a new standard of veterinary medicine in Ontario that is modern and flexible.

“The last significant update to the Veterinarians Act was in 1989, and we recognize that it no longer reflects the realities of modern veterinary practice” said Lisa Thompson, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. “That is why our government is beginning consultations to modernize the Act to provide a strong foundation for the future.

As part of the first phase of consultations, the public can provide comments on modernizing the legislative framework to reduce red tape for veterinarians and make it easier to provide critical services to animal owners across Ontario. This will inform a discussion paper that will be posted to the Regulatory Registry in 2023. The government is seeking feedback on:

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