About the Veterinary Practitioners Registration Board of Victoria

The Veterinary Practitioners Registration Board of Victoria is a statutory body created through the passing of the Veterinary Practice Act 1997. The Board's mission 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.

The Board's functions are to:

  • Register veterinary practitioners
  • Investigate complaints against registered veterinary practitioners
  • Subject registered veterinary practitioners to disciplinary procedures when appropriate
  • Issue guidelines
  • Advise the Minister on any matters relating to the Board's functions.