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Newsletter Issue 18 Quarter 1 2018
Welcome to the 18th edition of the Veterinary Council of Ireland Newsletter
ETHICAL USE OF ANTIBIOTICS
Your choice of product must be justified and appropriate to achieve the intended effect and ensure the welfare of the animal.
2017 Veterinary Council Election Results
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine has been informed of the results of the election and will make appointments to the Veterinary Council under Section 16 (1) (h) and 16 (1) (i) of the Veterinary Practice Act 2005 and the Veterinary Practice (Amendment) Act 2012. Each appointee will serve a four year term commencing on 1 January 2018. Choose read more to view the election results.
State Boards - Ministerial Appointments
Information concerning four vacancies on the Board of the Veterinary Council was published on the State Boards portal on 1 November 2017. The closing date for the Submission of Expressions of Interest is 15:00hrs on 30th November 2017.
Nominees Veterinary Nurse - Veterinary Council Election 2017
One Registered Veterinary Nurse has put her name forward for election to fill the one veterinary nurse vacancy on the Veterinary Council.
Nominees Veterinary Practitioner - Veterinary Council Election 2017
Twelve Registered Veterinary Practitioners have put their names forward for election to fill the five veterinary practitioner vacancies on the Veterinary Council. Voting Papers were posted out on the 19 September 2017 and must be returned no later than 5pm on 11 October 2017
Veterinary Council Election
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.
Professional Indemnity Insurance for Veterinary Practitioners and Veterinary Nurses
The Veterinary Council of Ireland has, in accordance with section 59 Veterinary Practice Act 2005, as amended and with the consent of the Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine, approved Professional Indemnity Insurance Regulations for registered persons. The Regulations will come into operation on 1 January 2018.
Consultation on the Premises Accreditation Scheme
The Council is inviting you to read the amendments it is proposing to make to the PAS Standards and provide your feedback. The Council will analyse the responses it receives and will use this feedback in drafting revised PAS Standards from 1 January 2018.
World Veterinary Day 29 April 2017
On World Veterinary Day, the OIE and the WVA pay tribute to the crucial role played by veterinarians in the fight against antimicrobial resistance.
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