You will require this registration if you intend to practise as a veterinary surgeon or specialist in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). Practising as a veterinary surgeon involves:
- Attending to the health of animals;
- Giving advice on the health and welfare of animals, public health and the safety of food derived from animals;
- The study of the health and welfare of animals;
- The prevention of animal diseases;
- Diagnosis, and medical or surgical treatment, of disease or injury in animals;
- Prescribing medicines for veterinary purposes; and
- Providing veterinary certificates.
There are several registration types available:
- Standard registration;
- Short-term registration;
- Conditional registration; and
- Specialist area registration.
Mutual recognition arrangements are in place if you are registered in another state, territory or in New Zealand. Please use the contact details below to find out more information.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
To be eligible for this registration you must:
- Satisfy the suitability to practice requirements;
- Have an adequate knowledge of written and spoken English;
- Be covered by insurance;
- Be considered generally competent;
- Have the relevant qualifications and experience to allow you to practise; and
- Pay the relevant application fees.
If you have gained your qualifications outside of Australia you must provide evidence of having passed the necessary examination in Australia. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.
Registration expires on 30 June each year.
|Application||$276.00||Short-term initial registration
|Application||$338.00||Mutual recognition registration
Short-term mutual registration
Please lodge your application and any accompanying documentation directly with the Agency.
Transport Canberra and City Services
Parks and Territory Services Division
Parks and Conservation
Veterinary Surgeons Act 2015 (Australian Capital Territory)
Veterinary Surgeons Regulation 2015 (Australian Capital Territory)
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