Guidelines

Guidelines about appropriate standards of veterinary practice and veterinary facilities are issued by Vetbord Victoria under section 62(1) (e) Veterinary Practice Act 1997

Veterinary practitioners should ensure that they are familiar with the Guidelines, which are considered to be the minimum standard expected from a registered veterinary practitioner exercising reasonable skill and care in the course of providing treatment to animals. At formal or informal hearings, a hearing panel may inform itself by reference to the Board's guidelines (per section 47(c)  of the Veterinary Practice Act 1997).

Vetboard Victoria produces a Guideline when it sees a need, based on complaints received. The Guidelines do not cover the complete range of veterinary practice. If you have feedback on the guidelines, please email [email protected].

Current Board Guidelines
(Adobe PDF File)

Have your say on revised Guidelines

Vetboard Victoria is seeking feedback on revised guidelines about appropriate standards of veterinary practice and veterinary facilities from the general public, veterinary practitioners, pet owners and livestock producers, animal welfare and wildlife organisations and carers, and all other stakeholders in the veterinary profession.

You can view the proposed guidelines and give feedback by completing a survey or uploading a submission at Engage Victoria https://engage.vic.gov.au/vetboard-victoria-guidelines-review

The feedback consultation is open until 30 November 2019.