The earlier post about ketamine rescheduling has been superseded. The latest advice from VMD tells us that, although the ketamine changes were supposed to be coming in UK-wide, as the amendment to the Misuse of Drugs legislation hasn’t yet come into effect in Northern Ireland, the changes re. ketamine have not yet come into force here. A ketamine register and secure storage is still required, but it is an RCVS requirement as part of vets’ Professional Code of Conduct (section 4.35). It is also a requirement under the Practice Standards Scheme. The VMD do recommend that ketamine is stored and transported securely and that a CD register is maintained but until the NI amendment comes in, this is a recommendation rather than a legal requirement. If you have any further queries please address them to firstname.lastname@example.org
New guidance has been published by RCVS. You can access it here.