College of Veterinarians
of British Columbia
December 22, 2014

Welcome to the CVBC

The mandate of the College of Veterinarians of British Columbia (CVBC) is to ensure that the public and animals of B.C. are served by a competent and ethical profession.  To do this the CVBC must set and enforce standards of practice and conduct that apply to all veterinarians in B.C.

The Veterinarians Act creates the CVBC and sets out its general powers and duties relating to the regulation and advancement of the veterinary profession in BC.  The Act also prohibits the unauthorized practice of veterinary medicine by any person who is not a registered member of the CVBC.  The CVBC will intervene in clear cases of unauthorized practice.

The CVBC administers this mandate through the Council, which governs and oversees the College and its activities.  The Council, except for public members who are appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council or Minister, are elected by the members of the CVBC pursuant to the Veterinarians Act and the CVBC/BCVMA Bylaws.

This website is a resource provided by the CVBC for the information and benefit of the public, veterinary clients and all registrants of the veterinary professional community. 

CVBC Registrants should check the Registrants area of this website often for new information and updates.

2014 Tattoo Code:  "B"  --  2015 Tattoo Code "C"

For additional information see "Resources", or for registered Veterinarians: "Registrants/Facility Matters".

Office Hours:  * 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Monday - Friday *  * Closed:  noon - 1 pm weekdays, weekends, and stat. holidays  *

Schedule Alert: Please be advised that the CVBC office will be closed from noon on Wednesday, December 24th until Friday, January 2, 2015.

Contact Information: Please look under "About CVBC" to your upper left.


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