ACT Veterinary Surgeons Board Standards Statements - Australian Capital Territory

Service summary

You will be required to comply with these standards if you intend to be a veterinary surgeon in the Australian Capital Territory. The standards cover the standard of practice required for a veterinary surgeon to be competent to practise or to help improve his or her suitability to practise. The standards cover:

  • Veterinary surgeons code of conduct
  • Continuing professional development
  • Management of psychotropic drugs
  • Documents to be on hand at a veterinary practice
  • Management of clinical records
  • Recency of practice requirements for registration
  • Anaesthesia protocol
  • Advertising
  • Insurance
  • Veterinary premises
  • Scope of practice for veterinary surgeons
  • Conditional registration - non-practising.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Administering agency

Transport Canberra and City Services
Parks and Territory Services Division
Parks and Conservation

Act(s) name

Veterinary Surgeons Act 2015 (Australian Capital Territory)

Regulation(s) name

Veterinary Surgeons Regulation 2015 (Australian Capital Territory)

Contact details

Veterinary Surgeons Board
Transport Canberra and City Services
Parks and Territory Services Division
Parks and Conservation

Operating address:
Macarthur House,
12 Wattle Street
Australian Capital Territory 2601
Mailing address:
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601


02 6207 0012


02 6207 6148

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