Fitness to Practise

When veterinarians first register and when they renew their practising certificate, they will be asked to make a declaration regarding their fitness to practise. This requires them to declare whether they have been (in New Zealand or overseas) the subject of a formal competence enquiry by an employer or licensing or professional body; had any adverse finding in disciplinary action or had any guilty finding in any criminal proceeding for which the maximum penalty is not less than three months' imprisonment. They are also asked to state whether they have contracted any continuing addictive, mental or physical condition that has the potential to affect their fitness to practise as a veterinarian.

Prospective applicants with concerns about their eligibility for registration or the issue of a practising certificate should feel free to contact the Council Registrar for advice.

Click here for the Council Policy on Health Impaired veterinarians.