Annual Report 2019-20

The annual report of the Veterinary Practitioners Registration Board of Victoria was presented to the Parliament of Victoria on 10 December 2020.

The report contains an overview of the Board’s operations and finances for the 2019-2020 financial year.

At 30 June 2020, there were 3,621 veterinary practitioners on the Register of Veterinary Practitioners, an increase of 3.2% on the previous year. During the year, the Board granted general, specific or specialist registration to 348 veterinary practitioners and managed the registration renewal of over 3,352 practitioners.

Vetboard Victoria's nine member Board managed 127 investigation matters and held 19 disciplinary hearings.

During the year, the Board provided regular information to veterinary practitioners first in the bushfire crisis then through the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Board issued revised Guidelines on appropriate standards of veterinary practice and veterinary facilities, and Board members held several workshops and focus groups to help finalise the Guidelines.

The Board also continued its work on the improvement tasks and objectives set out in Vetboard Victoria's 2019-2022 Corporate Plan and the Minister for Agriculture’s Statement of Expectations (SOE) for improving the administration and enforcement of the Board’s core regulatory functions.