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How we make decisions

We have produced guidance for making decisions at Stage 1 and Stage 2 of our concerns investigation process, as detailed below.

Stage 1

Aim: to guide the decision-making process of the Case Examiner Group as it decides whether to conclude an investigation into a veterinary surgeon or refer a case to Stage 2 (Preliminary Investigation Committee).

View the Stage 1 guidance

Stage 2

Aim: to guide the decision making process of the Preliminary Investigation Committee as it decides whether to refer a case about a veterinary surgeon to Stage 3 (Disciplinary Committee).

View the Stage 2 guidance