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NZVA Policy | Professional behaviour

This NZVA Policy will be consulted as part of the revised NZVA policy framework and will be available once consulted per the NZVA policy development process and timeline.

NZVA Position Statements

Position statements sit beneath their associated Policy, as additional commentary on the NZVA view of more specific issues. These are consulted via the whole membership and approved by Standards' Committee.

NZVA Position Statement | Working with Non-veterinarians

Veterinarians working with non-veterinarians, including when enabling them to perform procedures (e.g., significant surgical procedures) by authorising the use of restricted veterinary medicines (RVMs), must take reasonable steps to ensure that those people are competent.
Additionally, pain relief used by veterinarians, and authorised for use by non-veterinarians, for significant surgical procedures, must be appropriately administered and effective for the duration of the procedure. Acceptable post-operative analgesia should be considered when authorising pain relief for significant surgical procedures

Read the full NZVA Position Statement | Working with Non-veterinarians and related member resources

NZVA Position Statement | Collegial interactions

This NZVA Position Statement will be consulted as part of the revised NZVA policy framework and will be available once consulted per the NZVA policy development process and timeline.

Old NZVA resources related to Professional behaviour

While the consultation process for the revised NZVA policy framework is being undertaken, please use the older NZVA resources related to this policy.