The diagnosis and treatment of animals by non-veterinarians


Ratification Date: 15 Feb 2008


The welfare of animals and the control of disease, as well as public health and biosecurity, may be compromised where non-veterinarians independently diagnose and treat animals.  In most Australian jurisdictions, diagnosis of conditions in animals is an act of veterinary science under law.

Date of ratification by AVA Board 15 February 2008.