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Doctors and Dentists may now carry out certain Veterinary procedures

11/07/2017

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On 27 June 2017, the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, signed into law the Veterinary Practice Act 2005 (Treatment by non-registered person) Regulations 2017 (the “Regulations”). The Regulations provide that a veterinary practitioner may, in respect of an animal under his or her care, request a registered medical practitioner or a registered dentist to carry out a procedure on the animal where the following applies: If the procedure is unusu... On 27 June 2017, the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, signed into law the Veterinary Practice Act 2005 (Treatment by non-registered person) Regulations 2017 (the “Regulations”). The Regulations provide that a veterinary practitioner may, in respect of an animal under his or her care, request a registered medical practitioner or a registered dentist to carry out a procedure on the animal where the following applies:
  1. If the procedure is unusually complex;
  2. If that registered medical practitioner or dentist has a high level of expertise in the field of medicine or dentistry related to the procedure; and,
  3. There is no veterinary practitioner with the requisite skill and experience available to carry out the procedure.
The Regulations state that such a procedure shall be carried out in the presence of the veterinary practitioner who requested the procedure. The Regulations can be accessed here.

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