A full review of the Veterinary Service Standards (the Standards) has been underway since 2021. This included a survey of the profession and other stakeholders aimed at understanding priorities and identifying particular issues and concerns with the current Standards.
The fully revised draft Standards have been available for a period of public consultation, which closed on 21 December 2022.
The objectives of the public consultation were to:
Identify issues relating to accessibility, practicality, relevance and comprehension for users of the new Standards;
Identify any challenges the new Standards may present that are contrary to contemporary
expectations of both veterinary service users, the veterinary profession and the community;
Incorporate necessary changes and complete the Standards for the declaration process in early 2023.
Draft Standards and related resources
The following consultation paper, draft Standards, a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs), and a presentation summarising changes and additions were published to support the consultation process: