About the Board

Welcome to the Veterinary Practice Board of Western Australia website. The Veterinary Practice Board is an independent statutory authority responsible for administering the Veterinary Practice Act 2021 in Western Australia. The Board has wide ranging powers and is responsible for ensuring that the high standards of veterinary surgery in Western Australia are maintained.

The Board maintains the registers of Veterinarian's, Specialist Veterinarian's, Veterinary Nurses, Authorised Persons and Veterinary Premises and investigates allegations of unprofessional conduct.

The Veterinary Practice Act 2022 commenced on 18 June 2022. See 'Latest News' for more information.

Latest News

Nominations open for the veterinary nurse position on the Board

Nominations for the elected veterinary nurse to sit on the Veterinary Practice Board are invited
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Commencement of the Veterinary Practice Act 2021

The Veterinary Practice Act 2021 will commence before 30 June 2022.
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Who can microchip dogs and cats?

Qualified people in addition to veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses can microchip cats and dogs
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Online emergency animal disease training

Do you know what to do if you detect an unusual outbreak of disease in animals you are treating? This free online course will bring you up to date on this vital issue.
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