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.

If you wish to practise as a veterinary surgeon or veterinary nurse in 2021 you need to pay your renewal by 31 December 2020. 

Latest News

Specialist registration discussion paper

Comment is sought on proposed changes to the requirements for registration as a specialist veterinary surgeon
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Veterinarians Guide to Animal Welfare Cases

A guide for veterinarians as to their role in the investigation of suspected animal welfare cases
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Cannabis Based Products

What veterinary surgeons need to know about prescribing cannabis based products
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National Wildlife Biosecurity Guidelines

These guidelines are a crucial resource for everyone who works with wildlife.
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