Introduction

Veterinary Board of the Northern Territory

The Veterinary Board of the Northern Territory is established under the Veterinarians Act with the following prescribed functions:

  • promoting high standards of professional conduct in the provision of veterinary services
  • determining applications for registration from veterinarians and veterinary specialists wishing to practise in the NT
  • exercising the disciplinary powers conferred by the Act
  • investigating matters relating to the professional conduct of registered veterinarians or veterinary specialists, or the provision of veterinary services
  • issuing guidelines in relation to standards to be observed by registered veterinarians and veterinary specialists in and in connection with the provision of veterinary services
  • making the public aware of its existence and its functions
  • giving advice, where requested, on matters relating to the professional conduct of a registered veterinarian or veterinary specialist or the provision of veterinary services
  • investigating suspected offences against the Act and prosecuting such offences.

The Board’s role

The Board’s role is to protect the public and guide the veterinary profession. The Board comprises a combination of veterinarians appointed by the Minister, veterinarians elected by registered veterinarians via postal ballot, and a non-veterinarian appointed by the Minister to represent the public interest.

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Last updated: 24 May 2016