The Veterinary Practitioners Registration Board of Victoria (Vetboard Victoria) is inviting your feedback on revised guidelines on appropriate standards of veterinary practice and veterinary facilities.
Vetboard Victoria's guidelines assist veterinary practitioners who are practising in Victoria to deliver appropriate and effective services within an ethical framework. Veterinary practitioners have a professional responsibility to be familiar with the guidelines and to apply the guidance they contain. The guidelines are also used by panels sitting on disciplinary hearings convened by Vetboard Victoria to consider the professional conduct of individual veterinary practitioners.
Vetboard Victoria is asking veterinary practitioners, pet and livestock owners, animal welfare organisations and carers, other stakeholders in the veterinary profession, and the general community for their feedback on the proposed guidelines.
The aim of this consultation is to ensure Vetboard Victoria's guidelines reflect contemporary expectations of users of veterinary services, the veterinary profession and the general community. You can download the proposed guidelines and a consultation paper discussing the proposed changes below.
This paper provides background to Vetboard Victoria's review of guidelines. Please consider the questions in this document before providing your feedback.
This document contains Vetboard Victoria's 23 proposed guidelines. Please read the guidelines before you give us your feedback.
Give us your feedback
Before you give us your feedback, we invite you to read the proposed guidelines and consider the questions in the consultation paper. You can also refer to Vetboard Victoria's current guidelines and the 'Guidelines in context' document which includes detailed notes and FAQs (see 'Supplementary documents' on this page).There are two ways to give your feedback:
- You can fill in some or all of the questions in our survey - click on the tab below RESPOND VIA SURVEY, or
- You can upload a prepared document - click on the tab below UPLOAD YOUR RESPONSE AS A DOCUMENT.
Submissions close Saturday, 30 November 2019.
When you give your feedback you do not have to identify yourself unless you want to. Your privacy is important to us. Vetboard Victoria will handle your feedback and personal information in line with Victoria's privacy laws. If you identify yourself, Vetboard Victoria will not disclose your name without your consent, except where required to by law. The Collection Notice at the bottom of this page contains more information on how Vetboard Victoria will handle your feedback and personal information.
RESPOND VIA SURVEY
UPLOAD YOUR RESPONSE AS A DOCUMENT
The Veterinary Practitioners Registration Board of Victoria (Vetboard Victoria) is committed to protecting personal information provided by you in accordance with the principles of the Victorian privacy laws.
The information you provide will be used in the review of Vetboard Victoria's guidelines.
Personal information that is collected by Vetboard Victoria will be used by, and disclosed to, Board employees whose duties require them to use it. Personal information may also be used by, and disclosed to, the independent consultant engaged by the Board to help produce Vetboard Victoria’s Guidelines, and the nine Board members who will review and approve the revised guidelines after the consultation. Employees, Board members and the consultant engaged by Vetboard Victoria have signed confidentiality agreements and are required to protect and handle your personal information in accordance with the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (Vic) and any other applicable legislation regulating the collection, use, disclosure, storage and destruction of personal information.
You may contact us to request access to your personal information, or about other concerns about the privacy of your personal information at firstname.lastname@example.org
View the Board’s full Privacy and Data Protection Policy at www.vetboard.vic.gov.au/VPRBV/Documents/Privacy_Policy.aspx
If you do not provide your personal information, we will not be able to identify your submission if you wish to access it, make a correction or require technical support.