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Pete Wedderburn


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Canine Fertility Clinics promote breeding of flat faced dogs

Canine Fertility Clinics promote breeding of flat faced dogs

Canine Fertility Clinics promote breeding of flat faced dogs

The veterinary profession is highly regulated, a fact that often goes under the radar of public attention. The details are important.

The Veterinary Council is the statutory body (i.e. put in place by legislation) with the specific job of ensuring that vets carry out their profession in a way that is optimised. Examples of the way this done include registration of vets (only people who have completed specific degree courses can register), the Premises Accreditation Scheme (vets cannot set up a clinic without having the physical premises inspected, and these must meet high standards), and Continuing Veterinary Education (vets are obliged to carry out at least twenty hours of extra education every year to continue to be registered). As well as that, the Veterinary Council has disciplinary powers and procedures, so that if a vet fails in their professional duties, they will be taken to task, and held responsible for their actions (or lack of actions).


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