Veterinary Practitioners Registration - Victoria

Description

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.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

You may apply for one of following types of registration:

  • General registration - for new graduates and those transferring from interstate under mutual recognition.
  • Specific registration - 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 - for registered applicants who want to be endorsed as a veterinary specialist.
  • Non-practising registration - for veterinary practitioners who will no longer practice in Victoria, either temporarily or permanently.

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 ten 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.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

It will be an ongoing requirement of this registration that you abide by all industry standards and codes of practice, and engage in a program of Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

Duration

To be renewed each year.

Expiry

30 June.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Fees can be found on the attached link to the Board's website.

Act(s) name

Veterinary Practice Act 1997 VIC

Regulation(s) name

Veterinary Practice Regulations 2018 VIC

Lodgement process

Apply

Please lodge your application and all accompanying documentation by mail to the Board.

Approval time

Please allow up to 3 weeks for your application to be processed.

Administering agency

Veterinary Practitioners Registration Board of Victoria

Contact details

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

Enquiries

Veterinary Practitioners Registration Board of Victoria

Operating address: Level 11
470 Collins Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Phone: 03 9620 7444
Email: communications@vetboard.vic.gov.au
Website: Veterinary Practitioners Registration Board of Victoria (Opens in new window)