Review of the Veterinary Service Standards - Public Consultation

​​​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:

  1. Identify issues relating to accessibility, practicality, relevance and comprehension for users of the new Standards;

  2. 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;

  3. 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:

Submissions closed on 21 December 2022

​The​ public consultation process closed on 21 December 2022. Submissions were received from 29 entities or individuals. Three submissions requested that personal details or parts of the submission not be published.

The submissions received are published in the following document:​

 Submissions to the Veterinary Service Standards Public Consultation Process (PDF 4Mb)

Click the link for a copy of the final Tasmanian Veterinary Service Standards​.​


Veterinary Board of Tasmania

PO Box 909,
Sandy Bay, TAS, 7006.