About the Board

Welcome to the Veterinary Surgeons’ Board of Western Australia website. The Veterinary Surgeons’ Board is an independent statutory authority responsible for administering the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1960 in Western Australia. The Board has wide ranging powers and is responsible for ensuring that the high standards of veterinary surgery in Western Australia are maintained.

The Board maintains the registers of Veterinary Surgeons, Specialist Veterinary Surgeons, Veterinary Nurses, Trainee Veterinary Nurses, Authorised Persons, Bodies Corporate and Veterinary Premises and investigates allegations of unprofessional conduct.

UPDATE: Renewal payments for 2020 are now due.

Latest News

COVID-19 update

Veterinary specific updates on COVID-19 available from Australian Veterinary Association website.
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COVID-19 Guidance and Resources for veterinary surgeons

In response to the evolving situation with COVID-19 the Board is providing the following guidance and resources for veterinary surgeons.
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Pentobarbital - Consultation for proposal change to up schedule

The Commonwealth Government has opened a public consultation for a proposal to up schedule pentobarbital (when packed for injection) from Schedule 4 to Schedule 8.
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Bushfire Crisis

Veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses from Western Australia wishing to volunteer volunteer their time and skills to care for animals affected by the bushfires should apply through the AVERT program operated by Vets Beyond Borders.
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