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NZVA consultation – feedback required!

The entire membership will now be asked for feedback on proposed NZVA Policies, Position Statements and Standards. This will be achieved using Member Technical Notes/ briefing papers and online surveys.

The NZVA policy framework is also currently undergoing an extensive review. The aims of the review are to ensure that our positioning on issues that affect the veterinary profession are proactive rather than reactive, and to streamline our current portfolio of policy documents. It is anticipated that this review and the required member consultations will take around two years to complete.

The first NZVA consultation under the new consultation process and policy framework is on the proposed Standard for Working with Non-veterinarians. Provide your feedback on this briefing paper by completing the online survey by Monday 19 April.

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New Code of Practice for Veterinary Radiation

The Office of Radiation Safety (ORS) released the new Code of Practice for Veterinary Radiation (ORS C9), which came into effect on 31st July 2020.

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Antibiotic advertising guide for veterinarians

Advertising of restricted antibiotics to end users is no longer permitted under the Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines (ACVM) Act.

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Waste not

While the Government prepares to target six of the most problematic waste streams in New Zealand, some veterinary clinics are already focusing on reducing their rubbish. 

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Update on changes to radiation safety for veterinarians

Organisations that manage and control radiation sources must be in possession of a source licence according to the new Radiation Safety Act 2016 that came into force on 07 March 2017.

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Transport of pregnant cows

We’d like to remind NZVA members of our advice regarding requests to certify late gestation cows as being fit for transport.

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What needs to be said

NZVA Chief Veterinary Officer Helen Beattie offers a refresher on veterinarians’ rights and responsibilities when it comes to divulging client information.

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