Galway man elected to Veterinary Council of Ireland

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Galway Daily news Galway elected to veterinary council of Ireland

Galway man Séamus McManus has been reelected to the Veterinary Council of Ireland, one of four people chosen by Irish vets this week.

The Veterinary Council of Ireland is the statutory body responsible for the regulation and management of the practice of veterinary medicine and nursing.

Four people were elected to the council this week by registered practitioners who are registered with the council.

Seamus McManus is retired from working as a vet full time after 38 years in the business.

In his time as a practicing vet here in Galway he was involved in setting up Ark Veterinary Clinic in 1977, Oran Vets in 2003, and Ark Vets Knocknacarra 2010.

Along with Seamus, Patrick Gerard Cusack was reelected to the council and two new members Arthur O’Connor and Ian Fleming were elected with them.

The elected practitioners will be appointed by the Minister for Agriculture, Food & the Marine Michael Creed to commence their term on 1st January 2020.

Peadar Ó Scanaill, President of the Veterinary Council of Ireland offered his congratulations to all of the candidates who were elected this week.

“I believe that each of them will serve the Council well in the years to come. I am confident they will do their utmost to uphold the highest standards in the best interests of animal health and welfare, and in the interest of our registrants.”

The functions of this council include protecting the welfare of animals through veterinary education, as well as maintaining a registry of licenced practitioners, nurses, and premises.

The council is also responsible for disciplinary action in cases of professional misconduct.