Policies, guidelines and position statements
Our policies, guidelines and position statements are backed by science. They outline our agreed principles and provide a platform from which the Association can advocate for the profession to influence legislation, educate our members and the public and more.
How are they developed?
Our Standards Committee and Chief Veterinary Officer lead the development, with input from our branches and individual members, and in consultation with key stakeholders.
Each year we focus on priority areas inspired by member feedback. Policies also undergo a formal review on a regular basis.
See policies on euthanasia of animals under the Euthanasia section.