Registration is available for applicants in several forms:
- general registration is for new graduates and those transferring from interstate under mutual recognition
- specific registration is for those whose qualifications do not comply with the requirements of general registration (authorises the holder to undertake supervised study or training, or to fill a veterinary teaching or research position, but not to practice as a veterinarian)
- specialist registration is for registered applicants who wish to be endorsed as a veterinary specialist.
Application may also be made for non-practising and restoration forms of registration.
Generally, to be eligible for registration you must:
- apply in writing to the Board
- be of good character and health
- have no criminal records within in the last 10 years
- have completed a degree in veterinary science or medicine accredited and recognised by the Board
- pass a qualifying examination or have practised for a minimum of three years
- pay the required fees.
Foreign graduates must also provide evidence of authority to work in Australia.
Applicants holding qualifications that do not qualify them for general registration may apply for specific registration.
Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.