Working with Non-veterinarians

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Working with Non-veterinarians

NZVA Position Statement

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

Member Technical Notes (MTN)

For NZVA members, detailed explanations relating to specific procedures can be found in these member technical notes, and other regulatory documents:

  1. MTN | Working with Non-veterinarians
  2. MTN | Equine Dentistry (not yet available)
  3. Veterinary Council of New Zealand’s Code of Professional Conduct
  4. ACVM Notice: Requirements for Authorising Veterinarians
  5. MPI Guidance Document: Veterinary Operating Instructions

Recommended Best Practice

For NZVA members, detailed explanations relating to specific procedures, and recommended best practice can be found in these documents:

  1. Disbudding and dehorning
    1. Calves (not yet available)
    2. Cattle (not yet available)
    3. Goats
  2. Internal teat sealant training suite (not yet available)