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RCVS in talks with paraprofessionals for regulation

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By Josh Loeb

The Association of Meat Inspectors (AMI) is due to decide next month whether it wishes to apply to be regulated by the RCVS.

AMI treasurer Angus Lowden confirmed that the association had held discussions with the college but added: ‘I don’t think anything will be concrete until we have our annual general meeting on 13 April.’

The potential application comes after the RCVS approved a new system allowing animal health paraprofessionals – whose jobs sometimes overlap with those of vets – to be brought into the college’s regulatory orbit for the first time.

In future, paraprofessionals regulated by the RCVS might include equine dental technicians – although this would require reform of the Veterinary …

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