Public consultation on review of guidelines

Consultation opened: 2 September 2019
Last day for feedback: 30 November 2019
How to give feedback: Complete a survey or upload a submission on the Engage Victoria website at

The Veterinary Practitioners Registration Board of Victoria (Vetboard Victoria) is inviting feedback on revised guidelines on appropriate standards of veterinary practice and veterinary facilities from the general public, veterinary practitioners, pet owners and livestock producers, animal welfare and wildlife organisations and carers, and all other stakeholders in the veterinary profession in Victoria.

Vetboard Victoria's guidelines assist veterinary practitioners who are practising in Victoria to deliver appropriate and effective services within an ethical framework. Veterinary practitioners who are practising in Victoria have a professional responsibility to be familiar with the guidelines and to apply the guidance they contain. This includes veterinary practitioners with interstate registration who are deemed to be registered in Victoria under national recognition of veterinary registration.

The guidelines are also used by panels sitting on disciplinary hearings convened by Vetboard Victoria to consider the professional conduct of individual veterinary practitioners.

The aim of this consultation is to ensure Vetboard Victoria's guidelines reflect contemporary expectations of users of veterinary services, the veterinary profession and the general community. The guidelines should also be accessible, practical, relevant and easy to understand, while still meeting legislative requirements. Feedback received on the proposed guidelines will contribute to developing a final version of the guidelines which meet the objectives of this review and are informed by a wide range of perspectives.

View the proposed guidelines and accompanying documents, and give feedback either by completing a survey or uploading a submission, at