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More than 40% of veterinary professionals experience ‘abnormal’ stress levels

More than 40% of veterinary professionals experience ‘abnormal’ stress levels

New research published by the Veterinary Council of Ireland (VCI) has shed some light on the mental health and well-being...

April 25, 2022

New VCI code of conduct aims to tackle AMR

New VCI code of conduct aims to tackle AMR

The Veterinary Council of Ireland (VCI) has updated its Codes of Professional Conduct for veterinary practitioners and veterinary nurses, with...

January 26, 2022

VCI elects new president and deputy president

VCI elects new president and deputy president

The Veterinary Council of Ireland (VCI) has appointed Vivienne Duggan as president and Rachel Brown as deputy president – the...

January 24, 2022

Veterinary council elects six new members

Veterinary council elects six new members

The Veterinary Council of Ireland (VCI) has elected six new council members, comprising five vets and one veterinary nurse. The...

November 22, 2021

Closing date approaching for VCI mental-health survey

Closing date approaching for VCI mental-health survey

The closing date for a mental-health survey of veterinary professionals – the first of its kind in the country –...

June 16, 2021

Five disciplinary hearings carried out by VCI in 2020

Five disciplinary hearings carried out by VCI in 2020

Three fitness-to-practice hearings were carried out by the Veterinary Council of Ireland (VCI) in 2020, relating to complaints received prior...

May 11, 2021

Veterinary Council of Ireland received 38 complaints in 2020

Veterinary Council of Ireland received 38 complaints in 2020

The Veterinary Council of Ireland (VCI) received 38 complaints in 2020, according to the regulatory body’s annual report, published this...

May 10, 2021

VCI hopes merchant expertise will be retained

VCI hopes merchant expertise will be retained

The president of the Veterinary Council of Ireland (VCI) has said that he hopes the expertise of licenced merchants will...

April 28, 2021

VCI inspected 86 vet practices and suspended 4 vets in 2020

VCI inspected 86 vet practices and suspended 4 vets in 2020

The Veterinary Council of Ireland (VCI) conducted a number of inspections of vet practice premises last year, with some disciplinary...

March 1, 2021

VCI gives update on regulating strict new EU vet medicine laws

VCI gives update on regulating strict new EU vet medicine laws

The Veterinary Council of Ireland (VCI) “will work with stakeholders” on regulating veterinary medicines under new EU laws which are...

March 1, 2021

Further research to be carried out on mental health in veterinary professions

Further research to be carried out on mental health in veterinary professions

Further research it to be carried out on mental health in veterinary professions in 2021, with a particular focus on...

December 31, 2020

Veterinary Council: Highest ever number of vets on the register

Veterinary Council: Highest ever number of vets on the register

The Veterinary Council of Ireland (VCI) currently has its highest ever number of vets and veterinary nurses registered. With 3,031...

December 30, 2020

VCI launches guidance booklet for nursing

VCI launches guidance booklet for nursing

The Veterinary Council of Ireland (VCI) has launched a guidance booklet for veterinary nursing, entitled “The Role and Scope of...

December 15, 2020

VCI commits to donate €30,000/year to vets support fund

VCI commits to donate €30,000/year to vets support fund

The Veterinary Council of Ireland (VCI) has committed to donating €30,000 to the Irish Veterinary Benevolent Fund (IVBF) per year....

August 27, 2020

New graduates predicted to meet vet demands in rural areas

New graduates predicted to meet vet demands in rural areas

It is predicted that the demands for large animal vets in rural areas will be met by graduates, as the...

July 7, 2020

Many veterinary practices will ‘likely resume routine matters’

Many veterinary practices will ‘likely resume routine matters’

Many veterinary practices are “likely to resume routine matters” from May 18, according to the Veterinary Council of Ireland (VCI)....

May 6, 2020

VCI issues guidance on Covid-19 and ‘passive transfer to animals’

VCI issues guidance on Covid-19 and ‘passive transfer to animals’

The Veterinary Council of Ireland (VCI) has issued a guidance note to veterinary professionals on the subject of Covid-19 and...

April 13, 2020

Highest ever number of vets in Ireland in 2019

Highest ever number of vets in Ireland in 2019

The number of vets in practice in 2019 was at its highest level ever, according to the Veterinary Council of...

April 7, 2020