Veterinary Board of the NT
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About the 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.
Last updated: 23 June 2020
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