Key principles of veterinary legislation


State laws vary significantly around which procedures may only be done by veterinarians, who can access veterinary medicines, and under what circumstances. To simplify this, the AVA recommends national harmonisation of veterinary practice legislation. In 2014, AVA completed a project to develop Recommended key principles for veterinary practice acts in Australia (updated May 2017). These key principles are the guidebook for all AVA advocacy in relation to veterinary legislation.