Veterinary Practice Legislation


Veterinary practice is regulated at a state and territory level with each jurisdiction having legislation that sets out the:

  • registration of veterinarians
  • a veterinary board
  • powers and processes for investigation and hearing of complaints

Key principles of veterinary legislation

These key principles are the guidebook for all AVA advocacy in relation to veterinary legislation.

National recognition of veterinary registration (NRVR)

NRVR allows veterinarians to move and practice more easily across state borders.