News and Issues

  • 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
    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.