Veterinary Practice Act 2005

Regulations in respect of places and events.


107.—(1) Where the Minister is of opinion that it is appropriate, for the purposes of facilitating the sale of animals or sporting events relating to animals, that—

(a) a veterinary examination, or

(b) treatment of an animal at such a sale or sporting event, which treatment is required as a result of participation by the animal at the sale or sporting event,

may take place otherwise than at a premises to which a certificate of suitability applies, then the Minister may, following consultation with the Council, prescribe places and events where such veterinary examination or treatment of an animal may be carried out by a registered practitioner without the requirement of such a certificate of suitability.

(2) Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1), the regulations referred to in that subsection may provide that the veterinary examination or treatment specified in the regulations shall be performed in compliance with conditions so specified which conditions may provide for one or more of the following:

(a) classes of sales or sporting events to which the regulations relate;

(b) classes of veterinary examination that may be carried out;

(c) specified aspects of veterinary medicine that may be practiced in treating an animal;

(d) classes of equipment that may be used in carrying out the veterinary examination or treatment;

(e) at which sales of animals or sporting events relating to animals, and where at those sales or events the veterinary examination or treatment may take place;

(f) classes of animals to be examined or treated;

(g) the appointment of the registered practitioner to carry out the examinations or treatment;

(h) such other matters that the Minister considers appropriate.

(3) A registered practitioner shall comply with any conditions specified in regulations under this section.

(4) In this section “veterinary examination” means the examination of an animal by a registered practitioner to determine the fitness and suitability of the animal for sale or participation in a sporting event, as the case may be, and such examination may constitute the practice of veterinary medicine.

(5) Every regulation made by the Minister under subsection (1) shall be laid before each House of the Oireachtas as soon as may be after it is made and, if a resolution annulling the regulation is passed by either such House within 21 days of the day on which that House has sat after the regulation is laid before it, the regulations shall be annulled accordingly, but without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done under them.


Editorial Notes:


Power pursuant to section exercised (1.01.2007) by Veterinary Practice Act 2005 (Prescribed Places and Events) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 611 of 2006), in effect as per reg. 1.