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Licensure The College ensures individuals who practise veterinary medicine in Ontario have the education and professionalism required to practise competently and safely. Total Licences Issued 2015 2014 2013 4,570 4,570 4,528 Gender Distribution 2015 2014 2013 Licences are renewed annually. The renewal process provides the College with current information about its licensed members, such as place of employment, employment function and areas of practice. Female 2,614 2,567 2,496 Male 1,956 2,003 2,032 Attrition 2015 2014 The Registration Committee reviews applications from applicants who do not meet all registration requirements or who seek exemption from one or more registration requirements. The Registration Committee strives to ensure equitable access to the profession and that licences are granted to all applicants who meet requirements that protect the public interest. Rate of Attrition Initially, applicants must meet specific requirements to qualify for licensure as set out in the Veterinarians Act and Regulation 1093. 11 - municipal 32 - provincial 115 - other Where licensed members work 143 - industry 103 - inactive 4.8% 3.4% Licences cancelled 42 37 Licences resigned 136 75 Licences resigned with emeritus status 40 44 Licences Issued by Type 2015 2014 2013 General Licences 4,391 4,415 4,367 Restricted Licences (including VSTEP) 102 83 88 Academic Licences 16 15 14 Post Graduate and Resident Licences 32 31 33 Educational Licences 18 17 17 Public Service 11 9 9 Reviews and Appeals 2015 2014 2013 Applications Reviewed by Registration Committee 179 186 183 0 1 0 236 - federal 301 - university & other educational 3,629 - private practice Appeals to Health Professions Appeal and Review Board Licences held by Internationally educated veterinarians* 2015 2014 2013 General Licences 848 832 769 *Includes VSTEP (Veterinary Skills Training and Enhancement Program) participants and those educated outside of Canada and the U.S. Building Momentum - Annual Report 2015    Ontario has 281 certified specialists (Top five specialties) American College of Veterinary Pathologists 47 American College of Veterinary Surgeons - small animal 30 American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine - small animals 31 American College of Poultry Veterinarians 17 American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists 13 Page 6