Annual Report 2020-21
The annual report of the Veterinary Practitioners Registration Board of Victoria was presented to the Parliament of Victoria on 28 October 2021.
The report contains an overview of the Board’s operations and finances for the 2020-21 financial year.
At 30 June 2021, there were 3,703 veterinary practitioners on the Register of Veterinary Practitioners, an increase of 2.2% on the previous year. During the year, the Board granted general, specific or specialist registration to 314 veterinary practitioners.
Vetboard Victoria's nine member Board managed 69 investigation matters and held 14 disciplinary hearings.
On 1 May 2021, the Board's revised Guidelines on appropriate standards of veterinary practice and veterinary facilities took effect. The Board introduced the changed guidelines to stakeholders at 3 well-attended webinars.
Throughout the year, the Board continued to provide updates to the profession on COVID-19 restrictions. We distributed essential biosecurity information and alerts to veterinary practitioners on behalf of the Australian and Victorian Chief Veterinary Officers, including information about a serious outbreak of avian influenza in Victoria.
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