Standards of Veterinary Practice - Tasmania

Service summary

If you intend to provide veterinary services within Tasmania, you will be required to comply with these standards. Veterinary services include but are not limited to:

  • the examination of animals for diagnostic purposes, and the provision of advice, including the prescription of drugs or treatment, on the basis of that diagnosis
  • the provision of medical or physical treatment to animals
  • the performance of surgical procedures upon animals
  • the administration of anaesthetic to animals
  • the conducting of pregnancy testing upon animals
  • the performance of any artificial breeding procedure upon animals.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) 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.

Other resources

Administering agency

Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment
Veterinary Board of Tasmania

Act(s) name

Veterinary Surgeons Act 1987 (Tasmania)

Contact details

Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment
Veterinary Board of Tasmania


03 6294 6961

Supporting information


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