Code of Conduct for Veterinarians - Northern Territory


You will need to comply with this code if you intend to work as a veterinarian. The code lays out acceptable conduct for registered veterinarians and provides a framework of the principles, professional and ethical standards expected of veterinary practitioners.

In addition, the prescribed code requires that registered veterinarians must:

  • maintain knowledge of the current standards of the veterinary practice and carry out services in accordance with these standards
  • keep details records of any consultation, procedure or treatment
  • ensure that any premises at which they provide veterinary services and all equipment are kept in a safe and clean condition
  • ensure that all persons assisting with veterinary services have the skills, knowledge and available equipment to ensure that their performance of their duties is according to current standards
  • ensure that all non-veterinary staff they employ or are responsible for supervising, carrying out the duties effectively and in compliance with relevant laws and standards
  • maintain the confidentiality of information obtained in the course of professional practice.

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

Administering agency

Veterinary Board of the Northern Territory

Contact details

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Veterinary Board of the Northern Territory

Northern Territory
Operating address: John England Building, Berrimah Farm
Makagon Road
Berrimah NT 0828
Mailing address: GPO BOX 3000
Darwin, Northern Territory 0801
Phone: 08 8999 2028
Website: Veterinary Board of the Northern Territ (Opens in new window)