Revised timeline for 'under care review

21 Mar 2020

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By Josh Loeb

The RCVS has outlined a fresh timeline and methodology for its wide-ranging review of guidance around ‘under care’ and 24/7 emergency cover.

According to the timeline originally approved by RCVS council in June 2019, the review had been due to start in October 2019. However, following a delay, the start of the process has now been pushed back to next month – meaning it will be at least six months late.

The decision was made at an RCVS council meeting earlier this month.

Originally the process had been set to commence with a general call for evidence, but it will now begin instead with focus group discussions. The main areas under consideration in the review include the provision of 24-hour emergency cover and the interpretation and application of an animal being under the care of a veterinary surgeon.

It was apparent that the original methodology, and...