NICE dictates treatments in the medical world; do we need VICE to help pet owners decide on veterinary treatments?

My latest online piece in the Telegraph discusses a recent suggestion to introduce some form of national advisory body for veterinary treatments, using some form of cost benefit analysis.

Just as the National Health Service has the National Institute for Care Excellence (NICE) assessing treatments for human health care, what about a pet equivalent – a Veterinary Institute for Clinical Excellence (VICE)? Owners and pet insurance companies could then look to this body for advice on individual cases: treat or euthanase?

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