Consultations

Consultation

The Veterinary Council of Ireland is the Statutory Body established under the Veterinary Practice Act 2005.

The principal function of the Council is to regulate and manage the practice of veterinary medicine and veterinary nursing in the State in the public interest.

The Veterinary Council of Ireland carry out consultations so that the opinion and input of Registrants and Stakeholders can be considered

The Council currently has two consultations open for comment:

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10 February 2017

Consultation

Veterinary Practitioner – CVE Regulations

Continuing Veterinary Education (CVE) compliance became mandatory for all registrants from 1 January 2012. This necessitates that each veterinary practitioner demonstrates achievement of the mandatory 20 CVE credits in each credit year (1 August to 31 July).  This mandatory system has been running for six credits years, the seventh credit year commenced on 1 August 2016.

The Council is proposing to amend some of the CVE regulations.  Any such amendments must be agreed by the Minister.  Following the consultation in early 2016 updated draft regulations have been prepared which sets out the amendments proposed to three existing regulations i.e. 1.2;  2.7 and 3.2 these appear in italics.   The original proposed new regulation 3.6 has been incorporated in to regulations 2.7 and a new regulation has been drafted. 

If you wish to make any comments on the proposed changes please do so in the box provided after each regulation in the consultation document.

We welcome comments on the veterinary practitioner CVE consultation, and invite submissions on the proposed amendments by email to [email protected] by 15 March 2017.  Please note that in order to submit your feedback you must save a copy of the document containing your observations and e mail it to [email protected]

View consultation document

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10 February 2017

Consultation

Veterinary Nurse – CVE Regulations

Continuing Veterinary Education (CVE) became mandatory for all registrants from 1 January 2012. This necessitates that each veterinary nurse demonstrates achievement of the mandatory 12 CVE credits in each credit year (1 August to 31 July).    This mandatory system has been running for six credits years, the seventh credit year started on 1 August 2016.

 The Council is proposing to amend some of the CVE regulations.  Any such amendments must be agreed by the Minister.  Following the consultation in early 2016 updated draft regulations have been prepared which sets out the amendments proposed to three existing regulations i.e. 1.2;  2.7 and 3.2 these appear in italics.   The original proposed new regulation 3.5 has been incorporated in to regulations 2.7 and a new regulation has been drafted. 

If you wish to make any comments on the proposed changes please do so in the box provided after each regulation in the consultation document.

We welcome comments on the veterinary nurse CVE consultation, and invite submissions on the proposed amendments by email to [email protected] by 15 March 2017.  Please note that in order to submit your feedback you must save a copy of the document containing your observations and comments and e mail it to [email protected]

View consultation document