The Veterinary Practitioners Registration Board of Victoria is a statutory authority created through the passing of the Veterinary Practice Act 1997.
The legislative functions of the Board are:
- To register veterinary practitioners
- To investigate complaints against registered veterinary practitioners
- To subject registered veterinary practitioners to disciplinary procedures when appropriate
- To issue guidelines
- To advise the Minister on any matters relating to the Board's functions
The mission of the Board is to protect the public by ensuring access to veterinary services of an appropriate standard, delivered by veterinary practitioners acting in accordance with appropriate standards of professional conduct through the effective and efficient administration of the Veterinary Practice Act 1997.