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‘Blurred lines’ over practice premises rules

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By Josh Loeb

A vet says he is ‘puzzled’ after being informed that his home address must be registered as a practice premises even if he only keeps medicines there for use on his own pets.

Gareth Harries, a visiting veterinary orthopaedic surgeon from Staffordshire does not dispense drugs from his home or store them for use on other people’s animals. In addition, his home is not open to the public as a place to bring animals for treatment.

Nonetheless, in correspondence with the RCVS, seen by Vet Record, Harries was informed by a member of the college’s registration team that ‘if you are storing veterinary medicines at home for your own animals, your home …

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