Regulations for veterinary surgeons

The Veterinary Surgeons Board of Queensland is a statutory authority that has the sole legislative responsibility for the regulation of veterinary science in Queensland. If you wish to practise veterinary science in Queensland you must register with the Veterinary Surgeons Board of Queensland in accordance with the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1936 (Qld).

The Act states that you can only register if you have a recognised veterinary qualification.

Once registered, you are subject to prescribed standards of practice and behaviour. The Veterinary Surgeons Board has power under the Act to regulate those standards.

The Board can also initiate legal proceedings against you if you are not registered and perform veterinary procedures in exchange for a fee or reward. You must also practise from Board-approved veterinary premises.

Relevant legislation for veterinary surgeons includes: