Change of Registrant’s Surname
Surname changes for the purpose of the CVBC register and the online registry are governed by the CVBC bylaws, Part 2 - Registration, s. 2.43 (3), Change of address and contact information: "Upon request and the provision of proof of Canadian federal or provincial government-issued identification, the registrar may change the registrant's name on the College's register."
Suitable proof includes government-issued photographic identification, such as a BC Driver's License and Service Card or a Canadian Passport that bears the new surname. Supporting evidence of the change from the previous name to the new name may be required (for example, divorce papers filed in court, a marriage certificate, etc).
In lieu of original documents, registrants may submit notarized copies of the originals.
At the time of successful registration with the CVBC, it is important to be registered under one's legal surname. Following registration, the CVBC will provide notification of the registrant's name to other Canadian veterinary regulatory bodies, BC Pharmanet, veterinary distributors, Veterinary Drugs Directorate of Health Canada, etc.