News and Issues

  • Veterinary Council Update
    November 2017
    Update from the Chair Nick Twyford
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  • Veterinary Council Update
    November 2017
    Online APC renewal; is your email address up to date?; releasing personal information to law enforcement agencies; the role of the lay person on the Notification Review Group; the vet cookbook; Vetscript; euthanasia guidelines for avians; reminder about residues and withholding requirements
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  • Veterinary Council Update
    October 2017
    Ministry of justice's work on family violence; CAC finding – the risk of pattern matching
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  • Veterinary Council Update
    13 October 2017
    We've extended the deadline for feedback until Tuesday 31 October to give you more time to make submissions. We're proposing some significant changes, and we want to know what you think.
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  • Proposed changes to the Veterinary Medicines section of the Code
    25 September 2017
    We're proposing a number of significant changes and we want to hear what you think.
     
    Key areas we've updated include:
    • a requirement to ensure an inventory of veterinary medicines is maintained
    • a new section on antibiotics which includes a proposed ban on advertising antibiotics
    • authorisation for future supply — shortening the period for authorisations for restricted veterinary medicines and critically important antibiotics
    • the idea of a 'review consultation'
    • revised explanatory notes on veterinary operating instructions
    • a new section on documentation
    • a requirement for a hard copy Controlled Drugs register with a minimum of monthly reconciliations
    • a new section on multi-modal use.
     
    Please read the document and send your feedback to Wayne Ricketts by 15 October.
     
     
  • Veterinary Council Update
    September 2017
    Draft veterinary medicines section of the Code; Codes of welfare survey; August Vetscript
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  • Veterinary Council Update
    11 September 2017
    Correction - Important information about your CPD
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  • Veterinary Council Update
    August 2017
    We're moving; Update from the Chair; CPD cycle; Veterinary bonding scheme; more on privacy; Update from the SPCA; Animal welfare regulations; save the date
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  • Veterinary Council Update
    July 26 2017
    CPD requirements; Mycoplasma bovis; Social media and complaints; Withholding periods and authorisations; Article: what happens after graduation; Save the date
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  • Veterinary Council Update
    July 19 2017
    Theft of cyanide pellets; Tetracycline; Tail docking of dogs banned; Advertising your services
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  • Veterinary Council Update
    June 29 2017
    Update from the Chair; Supporting recent graduates; Under stress?; Update from the SPCA; Changes to Radiation Safety; June Vetscript; Bobby calves
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  • Veterinary Council Update
    June 16 2017
    ANZCVS survey ; unauthorised use of the Register
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  • Veterinary Council Update
    May 30 2017
    Congratulations to NZVA; SPCA; endorsing products; Chlamydia psittaci; Release of records under the Privacy Act; Euthanasia guidelines; May’s Vetscript article; Update from the Complaints Assessment Committee; Invitation to hear Dr Rebecca Ledger speak
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  • Veterinary Council Update
    May 19 2017
    Update from the Dairy Cattle Veterinarians branch of NZVA – shortage of supply of magnesium oxide
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  • Veterinary Council Update
    May 1 2017
    New Registrar Ian McLachlan; Recent surveys; Section 209 medicines; Vetscript article - After hours services; Learnings for the profession; Euthanasia guidelines
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  • Code of Professional Conduct - Client Relationships
    21 December 2016
    The client relationships section of the Code has been updated. Click here to review the updated version.