Registration as a Veterinary Specialist - Tasmania


You will need this registration if you intend to practise as a veterinary specialist. Recognised veterinary specialisations include:

  • anaesthesiology and intensive care
  • animal behaviour
  • avian medicine
  • bovine medicine
  • equine medicine
  • ophthalmology
  • pathobiology
  • parasitology
  • radiology
  • reproduction
  • small animal medicine
  • surgery.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence you must:

  • meet the eligibility requirements of the Australasian Veterinary Boards Council (ACVRS)
  • be recommended to be endorsed as a specialist by the ACVRS.

To be eligible for assessment by the ACVRS you must:

  • be registered as a veterinary surgeon in Australia or New Zealand
  • have been practising as a veterinarian for at least five years
  • have completed a suitable training program
  • have successfully completed an examination at the conclusion of the training program
  • be accepted by colleagues and peers as possessing knowledge and skills at the level of a specialist
  • be currently working (including teaching) a minimum of 25 hours per week in the field of speciality.


Registration must be renewed annually


Fees Details for this service in table format.

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Fee information is in the attached fee resource.


Other resources

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Act(s) name

Veterinary Surgeons Act 1987 Tasmania

Regulation(s) name

Veterinary Surgeons Regulations 2022 Tasmania

Approval time

20 business days

Administering agency

Department of Natural Resources and Environment

Veterinary Board of Tasmania

Contact details

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