CVBC Mandate

The mandate of the College of Veterinarians of British Columbia (CVBC) is to regulate the delivery of veterinary medicine in the province of British Columbia to ensure the public and animals are served by a competent and ethical profession. 

All veterinarians working in British Columbia must be licensed by the CVBC which sets and enforces standards of veterinary practice and conduct.

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 B.C. 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.

CVBC Vision

A community where veterinarians and the public work in harmony to advance the health and well-being of all animals.

CVBC Mission

To instill public trust and confidence in a competent and ethical veterinary profession by leading and supporting veterinarians through compassionate, transparent, fair, and effective regulatory oversight of the practice of veterinary medicine. 

The CVBC is an Employer Partner with the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI) which provides us with a number of tools and training opportunities that will support the CVBC in continuous learning with respect to equity, diversity and inclusion.