2022/07/26
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Public Consultation on the Proposals to Amend Schedule 2 to the Veterinary Surgeons Registration Ordinance (Cap. 529) to Facilitate Clinical Training of Veterinary Students

Schedule 2 to the Veterinary Surgeons Registration Ordinance (“VSRO”) was last amended in 2012 to, amongst other things, permit individuals such as veterinary students undertaking programmes offered by other jurisdictions to perform certain acts of veterinary surgery under the direction and/or supervision of a registered veterinary surgeon for training purposes. However, in formulating the exemption proposals back in 2012 there was no local veterinary school or college. With the offering of local veterinary programme in recent years, and that its curriculum design requires students to undergo clinical training in senior years of studies, there is now a need to further expand the scope of the exemption for veterinary students in performing veterinary acts (under the direction and/or supervision of a registered veterinary surgeon) for training purposes. In this regard, the Government has conducted a review of the current regulatory regime in Hong Kong and the relevant legislative provisions, with a view to facilitating the required clinical training provided for veterinary students locally.
 
Public consultation on the proposals to amend Schedule 2 to the VSRO was conducted from 23 November 2020 to 22 January 2021. The public consultation period has now ended. Thank you for your comments. The Report on the Result of the Public Consultation, the Consultation Document and the Comment Form can be downloaded for information and reference at the hyperlinks below -