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Board functions

The ACT Veterinary Practitioners Board (the Board) is governed by the Veterinary Practice Act 2018 (the Act).

The Board provides relevant, accurate, and timely advice and assistance to the public and practitioners on matters relevant to the profession.

The Board is comprised of seven members appointed by the Minister for City Services including:

  • the president;
  • four registered veterinary practitioners;
  • two non-veterinary practitioner members, one of which is a community representative.

The Board is responsible for administering the provisions of the Act. The Board registers suitably qualified veterinary practitioners and specialists to enable them to practice in the ACT. The Board is also responsible for the consideration of complaints against registered veterinary practitioners or specialists and general monitoring of the conduct of the profession in the ACT.

The Board is empowered to take disciplinary action against veterinary practitioners who may be in breach of certain provisions of the Act. The Act requires that the Board convene a professional standard or personal assessment panel in accordance with the Act before imposing any disciplinary measures.


ACT Veterinary Practitioners Board

President - Dr Steven Roberts
Deputy President - Dr Allen Bryce

Dr Peter Gibbs
Dr Eloise Koelmeyer
Dr Melanie Latter

Community Representative
Ms Eileen Jerga, AM

Registrar - Ms Nikki Pulford
A/g Manager, Boards and Committees - Ms Vilma Bell
A/g Business Coordinator - Ms Coral Watson

View the ACT Veterinary Practitioners Board biographies (PDF 140KB) / Word version (DOC 63KB)

Meeting Dates

The Board meeting dates in 2019 are as follows:

  • Friday, 18 January
  • Friday, 22 February
  • Friday, 29 March
  • Tuesday, 30 April
  • Friday, 24 May
  • Friday, 28 June
  • Friday, 26 July
  • Friday, 30 August
  • Friday, 27 September
  • Friday, 25 October
  • Friday, 29 November


For current Board vacancies please visit the Recruitment page.

Contact details

Phone: 02 6207 0012
ACT Veterinary Surgeons Board
GPO Box 158
Canberra ACT 2601

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