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 minimum standards of practice expected of veterinary surgeons are updated or revised as and when necessary, after a consultative process.
Veterinary Service Standards, Guidance and Related Information
The Tasmanian Veterinary Service Standards (VSS) are provided in the following formats:
1. Tasmanian VSS - Standards Only (PDF 335Kb)
2. Tasmanian VSS - Standards and Guidance (PDF 706Kb)
The standards are the same in each document. Version 2 includes additional background, guidance material and examples to assist interpretation and application of the VSS.
Effective date: 1 July 2023.
Introduction to the VSS – online modules
A brief online introduction has been developed to help build your familiarity with the VSS. All currently registered veterinary surgeons and applicants for registration will need to complete the online modules.
Continuing Professional Development – Summary Record Template
The format of the CPD record is up to you, but the following template is provided as an example for you to use or adapt.
Tasmanian VSS – CPD Record Template
Frequently asked questions
Frequently asked questions (FAQs) relating to the current Standards are provided in the document below. Note these will be updated from time to time as new issues arise and other information becomes available:
Frequently Asked Questions about the Veterinary Service Standards (PDF 437Kb)