The Council appoints committees and advisory groups to help it with its work.
The Notification Review Group
- considers issues raised about a veterinarian's conduct, performance or health
- where indicated, makes referrals to the Council to deal with concerns about health or competence
- where indicated, makes inquiries and refers matters to a Complaints Assessment Committee
Complaints Assessment Committee
| The Complaints Assessment Committee investigates complaints against
veterinarians. It considers what action to take or recommend that the
Council takes following an investigation.
These actions can be taking no
further action, providing advice to the veterinarian and/or
complainant, recommending medical or competence assessment for the
veterinarian, facilitating mediation between the parties or laying
charges of professional misconduct against a veterinarian.
| A Judicial Committee is formed to hear any charge of professional misconduct against a veterinarian.
A Judicial Committee consists of three to five members, including a
experienced solicitor/barrister of the High Court, a layperson, a member
of the Council and a veterinarian with relevant experience (i.e.
relevant to the animal/species/area of the complaint). A Judicial
Committee is appointed for each hearing.
Professional Standards Committee
|The Professional Standards Committee makes recommendations to Council on
issues such as the maintenance and development of professional
standards, continuing professional development (CPD) requirements and
changes to the Code of Professional Conduct.
Finance and Risk Committee
|The Finance and Risk Committee helps the
Council discharge its financial and risk monitoring responsibilities. It oversees the CEO's financial management and reporting, control and audit
functions and monitoring and reporting on risks.