Approval of Veterinary Nurses

Approval process

Upon completion of the required qualification, application should be made on Form 15 and returned with the prescribed fee to the Veterinary Surgeons’ Board.


Successful completion of the Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing course qualifies graduates to apply for approval as a Veterinary Nurse with the Veterinary Surgeons’ Board.

Holders of qualifications other than the Certificate IV, can apply to have their qualifications and/or prior experience assessed to determine whether they meet the requirements for approval in WA. This can be done by completing the application form and forwarding it to the Veterinary Surgeons’ Board with copies of the qualifications in as much detail as possible such as course outlines, and detailed information of prior experience and any other supporting evidence.

Veterinary Nurses Council

The Veterinary Nurses Council of Australia (VNCA) has a branch in Western Australia. The VNCA offers support and direction for Veterinary Nurses and sets and maintains standards for excellence in animal care through quality education.

Link to VNCA