Support for veterinary practitioners

Vetboard Victoria recognises that from time to time veterinary practitioners experience challenges in their practice for which they may require support. You can access support through the following services:

Obtaining support if you have been contacted by the Board

The Board recognises that veterinary practitioners may experience stress when notified of concerns about their professional conduct or health. We are committed to managing concerns sensitively and in accordance with our legal obligations, following the Veterinary Practice Act 1997 and observing confidentiality, privacy and principles of natural justice.

When investigating a concern, the Board assesses the matter on its individual merits. The outcome of an investigation will not be known until the investigation is completed. While the process can take time, it should not be assumed that an investigation will result in any adverse finding against a veterinary practitioner.

We encourage you to watch the following videos about how you can respond to a concern raised with you:

Please contact us if you have any questions about the process. You can or email us or leave a message on 9620 7444.

If you need additional support, we encourage you to talk to your friends, family or colleagues about how you are feeling, and access support through the services listed above.