Code of Professional Conduct
The Code sets out the professional standards the public, the profession and VCNZ expect veterinarians to meet and to be measured against.
All veterinarians should read the Code and become familiar with its main principles. The principles are intended to be broad enough to set expectations for veterinarians in any area of veterinary practice.
Members of the public can also check the Code to find out the standards expected of veterinarians.
The Code is reviewed constantly on a section-by-section basis. Always check to make sure you are reading the most up to date version (which can be found on this page).
Download a PDF version of the Code:
New version published January 2020 (new Veterinary Medicines section)
New Code principles included and minor edits January 2023
Updated 07 Mar 2023
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