You will require this registration to operate as a veterinary surgeon or specialist in Victoria. Veterinarians typically work in veterinary clinics or veterinary hospitals and provide treatment to injured and sick animals. Veterinarians may also work at zoos, farms, and other wildlife centres.
Only holders of this registration can use the title of a registered veterinary practitioner, claim to be qualified to practice as a veterinary practitioner, or carry out any services that are required to be performed by a registered veterinary practitioner, including:
- inspecting animals at a rodeo or rodeo school
- humanely destroying sick or injured wildlife
- administering, prescribing or selling certain drugs for the treatment of animals
- implanting or removing identification devices into animals
- treating marine animals.
Interstate veterinarians who are qualified to operate in their home state are automatically entitled to practice in Victoria.