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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 an accepted 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. The Board must also approve all veterinary premises.
Relevant legislation for veterinary surgeons includes:
- Veterinary Surgeons Act 1936 (Qld)
- Veterinary Surgeons Regulation 2016 (Qld)
- Animal Care and Protection Act 2001 (Qld)
- Stock Route Management Act 2002 (Qld)
- Health (Drugs and Poisons) Regulation 1996 (Qld)
- Radiation Safety Act 1999 (Qld)
- Chemical Usage (Agricultural and Veterinary) Control Act 1988 (Qld).
- Last reviewed: 3 Aug 2016
- Last updated: 21 Sep 2016
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