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 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