It’s been an interesting ride for veterinary associations around the country, as they’ve been fighting to retain their dominance.
In 2016, a number of organisations were left out of the big dogs’ Christmas card, with some members of the veterinary profession calling for a boycott.
Today, it looks like we may have another chance to change things, as the first of several breed-specific breed recognition schemes will go live in 2018.
These schemes, which will recognise specific breeds of dogs and offer training courses for them, will be available to owners of dogs in any of the following breeds: Staffordshire bull terrier, Rottweiler, English bull terriers, bull terns, English sheepdogs, and Welsh bulldogs.
This means that any dog owner can now take their dog to a veterinary college and earn a degree in veterinary medicine from the Veterinary College of Ireland.
The scheme will allow them to take their pet on to a course for a course in dog behaviour, and will be recognised by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources.
The College of Veterinarians of Ireland will also be able to offer courses to other dog owners in order to train their dogs.
In addition, the College of Veterinary Surgeons will be able offer courses for dogs that have been in a veterinary hospital for more than two years.
The new scheme is an extension of a previous one, which was launched in 2016.
The first dog recognition scheme was launched at the end of 2016, and it was widely hailed as the best thing to happen to the veterinary industry in the past decade.
The second one, announced in January 2017, was criticised by the veterinary community for failing to recognise a significant number of breeds of dog.
It was hoped that this new scheme would change all that.
But things have gone in the opposite direction.
With this new breed recognition scheme, the veterinary professions have lost a lot of support and prestige, and the public has become much more sceptical about their profession.
“We’ve been waiting for a year and a half for this scheme to be launched,” said Dr David McCarron, president of the Veterinary Council of Ireland (VCI), a body representing veterinary surgeons and veterinary school graduates.
“There are now so many questions about the credibility of this scheme.
Dr McCarra says the second scheme has become so controversial that the veterinary association has pulled out of participating. “
And that’s just the cost of living in Ireland.”
Dr McCarra says the second scheme has become so controversial that the veterinary association has pulled out of participating.
It’s not just dog owners that are upset by this.
There are concerns that the scheme is not working as planned.
“The first scheme has proven so successful, and so effective, that there is a perception that the second one is not effective,” Dr McCarton told TechRadars.
“So we are concerned about the validity of the first one, and of course the second is not as successful as the previous one.”
The new veterinary recognition scheme will come into effect from January 1, 2018.
It is also likely to come into force before the end