Under section 5B of the
Veterinary Surgeons Act 1987 the Veterinary Board of Tasmania may:
Declare veterinary service standards; and
Specify the standards of service that are to be provided and rules of conduct that are to be observed by a registered veterinary surgeon or registered veterinary specialist in carrying on the practice of veterinary science in Tasmania.
The Standards of Veterinary Practice detailing the standards of practice expected of veterinary surgeons are updated or revised as and when necessary, after a consultative process.
Relevant Standards, Guidelines and Related Information
VSS1 - Standard of Record Keeping by Veterinary Surgeons (255Kb)
VSS2 - Standards of Veterinary Premises
VSS3 - Standard of Professional Conduct
Guidelines - Standard of Professional Conduct Information and Examples
VSS4 - Standard for Supply and Use of Drugs in Veterinary Practice
Guidelines for Rights, Duties and Responsibilities under the Poisons Act & Regulations
Code of Practice for the Supply and Use of Veterinary Chemical Products
Information Sheet - Prescribing or Supplying PARS or Scheduled Drugs for Invertebrates
Sample Veterinary Forms
The Board has prepared some sample forms (see links below). These are for guidance only, but it is recommended that if vets do not already use similar forms in their daily practice, they develop their own incorporating the suggested content.
Sample Advice Note
Sample Consent for Treatment Form (2013)
Sample Anaesthetic Chart (2013)
Sample Hospital Chart - Daily Observation Sheet (2013)