Veterinary Council Election

18 August 2017
18 August 2017

There will be a significant change to the membership of the Council as many Members have completed their two terms of office, each of four years duration. The Veterinary Council of Ireland is made up of 19 members who are either elected for subsequent appointment by the Minister or appointed by the Minister.

 

The term of office of 15 current members (six elected and appointed and nine appointed) is due to expire on 31 December 2017. A further four registered veterinary practitioners will remain in office until their period of office expires on 31 December 2019. There will be an election in Autumn 2017 to choose five registered veterinary practitioners and one veterinary nurse for subsequent appointment by the Minister for a term of office to commence on 1 January 2018.

 

Election Process Timetable

 

Date

Activity

18-Aug-17

Nomination Forms Posted Out

08-Sep-17

Nomination Day - Nominations Close at 5pm

19-Sep-17

Voting Papers Posted Out

11-Oct-17

5pm Close for Receipt of Voting Papers

12-Oct-17

Counting of Votes and Declaration of Result

20-Oct-17

Final Date for Appeals

23-Oct-17

Referral of Appeals

03-Nov-17

Council Meeting to ratify result

06-Nov-17

Letter to Minister with names of Elected Members If No Appeals

 

Documentation

 

Veterinary Council (Election of Registered Veterinary Practitioner) Rules

Veterinary Council (Election of Registered Veterinary Nurse) Rules