Disciplinary Procedures

The jurisdiction of the Council extends to ensuring proper professional conduct amongst the members of the profession and to applying a range of sanctions, up to and including erasure from the Register, on any registered person.

A registered person can be sanctioned if:

(a) found guilty of professional misconduct;

(b) unfit to practise by reason of physical or mental disability;

(c) his or her registration is erroneous due to a false or fraudulent declaration or misrepresentation;

(d) he or she fails to comply with any provision of the Acts or any regulations made under them;

(e) he or she has been convicted of an offence triable on indictment.

Fitness to Practise Procedures

The procedures for handling an Application into the Fitness to Practise of a registered persons are laid down in Part 7 of the Veterinary Practice Act 2005.

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Memorandum for the Applicant

A useful Memorandum laying out these procedures has been developed for the applicant.

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Fitness to Practise Application Form

The jurisdiction of the Council to investigate concerns against a registered person can only commence once we receive a signed complaints form.

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Fitness to Practise Application FAQs

APPLYING FOR AN INQUIRY - Frequently Asked Questions.

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Memorandum for the Registered Person

A useful Memorandum laying out these procedures has been developed for the registered person.

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