Animal health clinic vets are best at diagnosing and treating animals and can prescribe medicines to those in need, the Australian Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has announced.
Key points:The AVMA says that vets can prescribe medication to pets that can benefit humans, but they cannot cure or prevent illness from the animals they treatSource: ABC News | 2017/04/27 13:37:46The AVMAs latest veterinary research report finds vets can diagnose and treat many diseases in animals, but can’t cure or protect them from the illnesses they treat.
The report, published in the journal Veterinary Diagnostic and Research Methods, found veterinarians can prescribe medicine to pets to help them recover from illness and prevent them from contracting the diseases that have been discovered by vets.
The AVMs report also found that vets are not required to have an animal licence in order to provide veterinary care, meaning many vets are still in the business of caring for animals.
The new AVMA report found vets were able to diagnose and prescribe medications to pets, but were not required by the Veterinary Medicines Act to be registered vets.
Veterinary professionals who have been granted veterinary licences can prescribe medications and perform tests on animals, without a licence.
The Veterinary Medicine Act is designed to allow veterinarians to prescribe drugs and treatments to animals, with no veterinary licensing required.
The Act was passed by Parliament in 1992 and has since been amended many times, with changes made to make it easier for vets to prescribe medication and to provide testing for animals, among other things.
The amendments include the provision that a veterinarian is only required to hold a licence for a specific type of medicine or treatment, which means it is up to the vet to apply for the licence if they wish to prescribe a medication to an animal.
The act allows veterinary medical practitioners to prescribe certain types of medicines to animals.
These are used to treat specific diseases in the animals, including some veterinary diseases, including tuberculosis.
The Animal Health and Welfare Act also includes provisions that allow veterinary medical providers to prescribe medicines, but only if they are approved by a veterinary veterinarian.
The Australian Veterinary Medicinal Association (AvMA) is an independent veterinary professional group which represents veterinarians and other veterinary professionals in the Australian veterinary profession.
The AvMA has been campaigning for changes to the Act, with the group urging it to be updated to allow vets to administer certain types, such as medicine, to animals as long as they are not being required to register as veterinary doctors.
The Victorian Veterinary Medical Council (VVMMC) has also called for the Victorian Government to update the Act so veterinarians are allowed to prescribe medications, and to give veterinary medical experts the right to prescribe veterinary medicines to humans and animals.
In 2016, the Victorian Premier announced that the Victorian Medical Council was introducing a pilot scheme for veterinarians who were approved by the Victorian Veterinary Medicineman to prescribe to pets.
The plan was aimed at encouraging vets to offer veterinary medicine to patients who needed it.
Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews said at the time that the Veterinary Medicine Act would allow vets “to prescribe veterinary medicine, in a manner that is not required under the Act”.
“We believe that there are a number of veterinary medical procedures that are not available to the general public, but that could be done for people with special needs, including in people with mental health conditions,” Andrews said.
“We are also looking at ways to provide additional medical training to vets so that they can continue to provide this services in an appropriate manner.”
The Victorian Government said that the pilot program was designed to see if vets could continue to administer veterinary medicine.
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