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National Recognition

National Recognition of Veterinary Registration (NRVR)

NRVR is now in place in the ACT. Veterinary practitioners working in the ACT must comply with the Veterinary Practice Act 2018 and other relevant legislation in the ACT. Under NRVR, veterinary practitioners and veterinary specialists who are registered in any other state or territory in Australia are ‘deemed’ to be registered in the ACT.

Under NRVR, veterinary practitioners should register in the state or territory in which they primarily reside. If you are considering moving, veterinary practitioners are required to submit an Application for Registration to the ACT Veterinary Practitioners Board within three months of relocating to the ACT.

For those states and territories yet to implement NRVR, veterinary practitioners should register in the state or territory in which they practice.

As state laws do vary, the obligation is on the veterinarian to know the Acts and Regulations of the state they are visiting and, if in any doubt, they should contact the local Veterinary Board.

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We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the ACT, the Ngunnawal people. We acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region.

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