ACT Veterinary Surgeons Board Standards Statements - Australian Capital Territory


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.

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All Veterinary Surgeons (Standards Statement) Approval 2015 (No 1) - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Act(s) name

Veterinary Surgeons Act 2015 ACT

Regulation(s) name

Veterinary Surgeons Regulation 2015 ACT

Administering agency

Transport Canberra and City Services

Parks and Territory Services Division

Parks and Conservation

Contact details

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Veterinary Surgeons Board

Parks and Conservation

Parks and Territory Services Division

Transport Canberra and City Services

Operating address: Macarthur House,
12 Wattle Street
Australian Capital Territory 2601
Mailing address: GPO BOX 158
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Phone: 02 6207 0012
Fax: 02 6207 6148
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