Liz Buchanan BVSc MRCVS
Hello! Are you in the UK? I suspect that this varies between countries. I'm afraid I don't know the answer to your questions - I will research and let you know when I can - but you may want an answer more quickly than this, so I can tell you the people to ask. This would be the RCVS, the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. who have a website and a phone-line and set out the rules that veterinary surgeons have to follow.