Lawyers for Veterinarians


We are lawyers for veterinarians who face regulatory issues at the College of Veterinarians of Ontario (“CVO”).

CVO Complaints

We help veterinarians respond to complaints at the CVO.  Our practice includes ensuring that written responses to veterinary complaints demonstrate that appropriate action has been taken to ensure that all issues of concern have been corrected.  We will also work to ensure that responses are sufficiently detailed and include complete patient records (e.g. communication notes, surgery/anesthetic logs, laboratory reports, controlled drug logs, x-ray logs, x-rays, invoices, and electronic record audit trails) that comply with the CVO’s Professional Practice Standard on Medical Records.

How We Assist Veterinarians

Our team of defence lawyers for veterinarians will work to resolve issues early on in the Mediated Resolutions Program (“MRP”).

Further, we will work with veterinarians who have been disciplined by the CVO and choose to appeal the CVO decision of the Complaints Committee to the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board (“HPARB”). We will also work with veterinarians on the following regulatory issues:

  • Assisting veterinarians in CVO registration applications;
  • Assisting with CVO fitness to practice matters; and
  • Advising veterinarians on other practice issues that may arise, such as employment and other contract issues related to their staff or practice.