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 and the health and welfare of animals by regulating veterinary practitioners through the 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.