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There is no specific list of tasks that veterinary nurses or other allied veterinary professions are allowed to do, but there is legislation in place to help ensure animal welfare.
New Zealand has no legal regulation of veterinary nurses or other allied veterinary professions, therefore the professional responsibility falls to the veterinarians who are governed by the Veterinarians Act 2005 http://www.legislation.govt.nz/act/public/2005/0126/latest/DLM363859.html
Additionally, the Animal Welfare Act 1999 lists some guidance about what tasks are specifically limited to veterinarians.
There is no legal regulation or protection of title for veterinary nurses, or other allied veterinary professionals, within New Zealand.
While the above issues detract from professionalism within the veterinary nursing and allied veterinary professions, the NZVNA and AVPRC do offer guidelines for practice within New Zealand and these are generally accepted in lieu of formal regulations.
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