Veterinary Services Entities Notification

A company or partnership that, or a sole practitioner who, intends to provide veterinary services must give the Veterinary Board of Tasmania written notification of that intention before they commence practice by lodging with the Board a completed Veterinary Services Entity Notification Form.

A veterinary services company means a body corporate, one of the objects of which is the provision of veterinary services, and includes an incorporated limited partnership, within the meaning of the Partnership Act 1891, that carries on a business, all or part of which consist of the provision of veterinary services.

A veterinary services partnership means a partnership that carries on a business, all or part of which consists of the provision of veterinary services.

The Board is required to keep a list of veterinary services entities (s29).

Veterinary Service Entities must give the Board written notification of the intention to provide veterinary services (s26). The notification must include the following:

  • the registered office of the company within Tasmania; or
  • the office of the partnership/ sole practitioner at which notices may be served;
  • the place or places where the entity proposes to carry on business;
  • the names and addresses of the members and officers of the company or the partners/ sole practitioner;
  • any other matters the Board considers appropriate.
A veterinary services entity that is not on the list must not provide veterinary services. Penalty: fine not exceeding 20 penalty units (s29 (8)).

There are no fees under the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1987 associated with the notification of a veterinary services entity.

NOTE: Company registration under company law is required independently of the Veterinary Surgeons Act.

Veterinary Services Entity Notification Form (188 KB)

For further information:


Veterinary Board of Tasmania

PO Box 909,
Sandy Bay, TAS, 7006.