Veterinary Practitioners Code of Professional Conduct - Australian Capital Territory


You will need to comply with this code of conduct if you practise as a veterinary practitioner in the Australian Capital Territory.

This standard outlines the basic principles of professional conduct and covers topics such as:

  • the welfare of animals
  • no refusal of pain relief
  • knowledge of current standards of practice
  • utilisation of skills of colleagues
  • professional conduct
  • skills, knowledge and equipment of assistants
  • fees for veterinary services
  • certification by veterinary practitioners.

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

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 Practice Act 2018 Australian Capital Territory

Regulation(s) name

Veterinary Practice Regulation 2018 Australian Capital Territory

Administering agency

Transport Canberra and City Services Directorate

ACT Veterinary Practitioners Board

Contact details

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

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Enquiries, ACT Veterinary Practitioners Board

ACT Veterinary Practitioners Board

Transport Canberra and City Services Directorate

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