Legislation

  • Essential laws all vets should know about
    This article sees the author highlight a number of laws you should know about if you're taking on a job within the veterinary profession.
  • The EU General Data Protection Regulation will go live in May 2018. This means if your practice holds data, such as names and addresses of animal owners born in Europe, you need to be ready – or be prepared to face heavy fines.
  • Whether you should be paid for your work experience will be determined by whether you are classed as a “worker” under the law. Are you?
  • No matter what size or type of company you join, from 2018 onwards it is highly likely you will be eligible for automatic enrolment on to a company pension scheme. But what does that mean for you?
  • Regardless of who employs you or in what capacity, as an employee, you are entitled to statutory rights that are enshrined in UK law.
  • The RCVS' new royal charter came into effect on February 17, 2015. This means the UK veterinary nursing profession is now regulated – but what else does it mean?
  • Whether it’s front line disease research or helping frame Government policy, a veterinary degree can go a long way in the public sector.
  • Those expecting a “happy event” on or after April 4, 2015 will be among the first working couples in the UK to benefit from a new system of shared parental leave.