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RCVS Council
RCVS Council overwhelmingly rejects position statement on CAM therapies

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A STATEMENT setting out the profession's position on complementary and alternative therapies has been overwhelmingly rejected by RCVS Council.

The statement (see box) was developed by the College's standards committee and presented at last week's council meeting in Belfast, but the members advised it should be returned for redrafting.

Last year, the standards committee was asked to draft a position statement on complementary and alternative therapies (CAMs) because of growing professional unrest about the lack of scientific evidence for the use of these therapies. However, veterinary homeopathic and alternative practitioners take the view that their practices are legitimate, with an evidence basis, carried out with the consent …

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