Veterinary Surgeons in the ACT must work in accordance with the relevant ACT legislation. This legislation is currently the Veterinary Surgeons Act 2015. The Veterinary Practice Act 2018 will commence on 21 December 2018. Changes under the new legislation can be viewed on the Introduction of the Veterinary Practice Act 2018 page.
Veterinary Surgeons working in the ACT should make themselves familiar, in particular, with the professional standards contained in the Standards Statements.
(Please note, the 2009 Standards Statement is under review)
Download ACT Veterinary Surgeons Board Standards Statements
Other Acts also apply to Veterinary Surgeons in the ACT, including:
Veterinary Surgeons should familiarise themselves with all legislative requirements applying to them and to veterinary practice in the ACT.