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 is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Other resources

Act(s) name

Veterinary Surgeons Act 2015 ACT

Regulation(s) name

Veterinary Surgeons Regulation 2015 ACT

Administering agency

Transport Canberra and City Services Directorate

ACT Veterinary Surgeons Board

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Enquiries, ACT Veterinary Surgeons Board

ACT Veterinary Surgeons Board

Transport Canberra and City Services Directorate

Mailing address: GPO BOX 158
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Phone: 02 6207 0012
Website: ACT Veterinary Surgeons Board (Opens in new window)