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.

Nominations to sit on the Veterinary Surgeons' Board for the next term of office beginning 1 January 2022 close at noon on 23 September 2021

Latest News

Who can microchip dogs and cats?

Qualified people in addition to veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses can microchip cats and dogs
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Online emergency animal disease training

Do you know what to do if you detect an unusual outbreak of disease in animals you are treating? This free online course will bring you up to date on this vital issue.
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Mental Health

Did you know that the Board will fund up to two counselling sessions on request for veterinary staff?
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Mandatory vaccination of veterinary premise staff

All staff of veterinary clinics (and hospitals), including volunteers and work experience students, are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
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