A dedicated book which brings together the tenets of national and international law and its application to the delivery of veterinary services in a seamless manner.
Veterinary Law and Practice in Ireland
Authors: : Finola Colgan Carey and Lisa Geraghty | ISBN: 978-1-911611-35-6 | Format: Paperback | Price: € | Publishing: Spring/Summer 2021
Veterinary Law and Practice in Ireland is the first book to deal with the practical and legal issues that confront the veterinary profession. The authors give their professional and practical perspectives from their respective legal and veterinary disciplines.
This book examine current legislation and case law and how it reflects on veterinary practice and its operation. Legal issues such as employment law, contract law, professional negligence and duty of care are examined. Animal health, welfare practice, ethical considerations, adherence to good governance and mental health and well-being issues are all given consideration.
Veterinary Law and Practice in Ireland is an all-encompassing reference book for all persons in the veterinary profession including veterinary practitioners, veterinary medicine, veterinary nursing students and all para-professionals engaged in veterinary work.
Part I The Application of Law in Ireland
Chapter 1: An Introduction to the Irish and European Legal Systems
Chapter 2: The Relationship between Ethics and Veterinary Practice
Part II Regulation of the Profession
Chapter 3: The Veterinary Practice Act 2005 (as amended) and The Veterinary Council of Ireland
Chapter 4: Legal Standards in Veterinary Practice
Chapter 5: Ethical Standards in Veterinary Practice and the Codes of Professional Conduct for Veterinary Practitioners
Chapter 6: Fitness to Practise Procedures of the Veterinary Council of Ireland
Part III Public Health and the Role of the Veterinary Profession in Society
Chapter 7 : The Role of the Veterinary Profession in Food Safety
Chapter 8: The Role of the Veterinary Profession in Animal Welfare
Chapter 9: Contract Law and Veterinary Practice
Chapter 10 Professional Liability
Chapter 11: Data Protection and Social Media Platforms
Chapter 12: Freedom of Information Act
Chapter 13: The Veterinary Practitioner as an Expert Witness
Part V Employment Law Rights and Obligations
Chapter 14: The Employment Relationship
Chapter 15: Restrictive Covenants in Veterinary Practice
Chapter 16: Workplace Procedures and Policies and the use of Mediation in Conflict Resolution
Chapter 17: Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005
Chapter 18: The Organisation of Working Time Act 1997 and Veterinary Practice
Chapter 19: Rights and Obligation of Pregnant Workers and Parental Leave Entitlements
Chapter 20: Self Care and Well-being
About the Authors
Finola Colgan Carey is a lecturer in Athlone Institute of Technology and holds the following qualifications, B.A. LL.B. LL.M (Health Law), Higher Diploma in Education, Diploma in Project Management and Certificate in Train the Trainee.
Dr Lisa Geraghty MVB, MSc., BA (hons.) Law, A.M is a veterinary practitioner who lectures in Athlone Institute of Technology and consults on employment law compliance and workplace dispute resolution in veterinary practice.
Who Should Buy This Book?
This book is an essential tool for all veterinarians and persons involved with or interested in veterinary practice, including members of the veterinary profession, veterinary students, veterinary nurses and others who have an ancillary interest in the law and practice of veterinary medicine.