Animal Ethics Committee approvals

28 March 2024

Picture of a Guinea Pig outdoors

Resources have been compiled to assist veterinarians who need Animal Ethics Committee (AEC) approval for the work they are doing. 

The resources include:

1.      AEC approval guidance flowcharts
2.      Health Research Council Ethics Guidelines to check if your work also requires Human Ethics Committee approval
3.      An abstract for a presentation about AEC approvals from a recent NZVA conference

These will provide a good starting point for veterinarians to feel more informed about the process for research, testing and teaching involving animals.
There is also an email address, monitored by MPI staff, for veterinarians to ask any questions or find out more information: [email protected]