Promote Effective Regulation

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Effective regulation protects the public and animals who rely upon the veterinary profession. It is in the interest of all veterinarians that this regulation is rigorous. Veterinarians themselves play a key role in this – the veterinarians who serve on veterinary practice boards are the peers who, in consultation with the wider profession, set the standards of practice.

Regulation also needs to be efficient. Costs of regulation are inevitably born by the consumers who need veterinary care for their animals. Care must be taken to ensure that regulation not excessively onerous on veterinary businesses to assist in the affordability and accessibility of quality veterinary services.

Review of key principles for veterinary legislation

The AVA is reviewing its key principles for veterinary legislation.

Veterinary Practice Legislation

There are a large number of legislative Acts at national, state, territory and local levels that impact the veterinary profession.