Archive for April, 2011

Veterinary Medicines Regulations, Code and Guidance delayed

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

VMD logoAlthough no formal announcement has been made yet, we anticipate that the delayed Veterinary Medicines Regulations will be further delayed. The Code of Practice update and the new Guidance Note 3 will therefore also be delayed.

Once planned for October 2010, the VMD had expected most recently that they would come into force on 1 June 2011, but with time marching on that now looks unlikely, and it wouldn’t surprise us to find them arriving on 1 October 2011.

The unexpected benefits of carrying your AMTRA SQP card

Monday, April 11th, 2011

The Anaga massif in Tenerife - not the location of the bar, we suspectWe hope that one SQP is pleased that she carries her AMTRA SQP card with her, as it was the ID that resulted in us getting a phone call from a bar in Tenerife this morning, trying to reunite her with her purse.

AMTRA and AHDA CPD series to conclude in Northern Ireland

Friday, April 8th, 2011

Cookstown crestAHDA and AMTRA have together run 15 popular CPD meetings around Great Britain in 2011, and are coming to Northern Ireland for the final event of the series, on 23 May at Loughry Campus, Cookstown, Co. Tyrone.

There will be an afternoon session on companion animals and an evening session on farm livestock. SQPs may attend either or both. This is a great opportunity to make sure you are up to speed on key topics, as well as gaining CPD points before AMTRA’s 30 June deadline.

SQPs from AHDA members can attend the event free of charge – subject to available space, so book now.

Other SQPs can attend having paid £18 inc. VAT per person.

Get the booking form from the AMTRA website:

AMTRA Council minutes published

Friday, April 1st, 2011

The minutes of the most recent meeting of the AMTRA Council have been published. They can be found on the page on the AMTRA Council.