The Veterinary Medicines Directorate has recognised Vetpol as a suitable body to maintain a register of SQPs.
This, the VMD said, is recognition that Vetpol has demonstrated it can fulfil the requirements of the Veterinary Medicines Regulations.
Vetpol joins the Animal Medicines Training Regulatory Authority (AMTRA) and VetSkill as the third body recognised by the VMD to maintain a register of SQPs.
In a statement, the VMD said: “Registration of SQPs is essential given the important professional duties they perform. The requirement for SQPs to register with a suitable body recognised by the VMD gives animal owners the confidence that the profession is subject to effective regulation and oversight, for example through the SQP Code of Practice andassociated disciplinary process, and a mandatory system of CPD.”