Guidelines

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

The Board's guidelines are what the Board considers 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, the hearing panel may inform itself by reference to the Board's guidelines (per section 47(c)  of the Veterinary Practice Act 1997).

Veterinary practitioners should ensure that they are familiar with the Board's guidelines. 

The Board produces a guideline when it sees a need, based on complaints received. The guidelines do not cover the complete range of veterinary practice. We welcome feedback from veterinary practitioners on the guidelines. Please email feedback to communications@vetboard.vic.gov.au

Current guidelines
(Adobe PDF File)