Message from The Minister: Passage of the Veterinary Services Bill

Message from the Minister MONDAY 04 DECEMBER 2023 Dear partners in primary industries and regions, I am pleased to inform you that the Veterinary Services Bill 2023 has now passed both houses of Parliament and will now be referred to as the Veterinary Services Act 2023. This is a significant milestone in the State Government’s ambitious legislative […]

The VSBSA becomes a voting member of the AVBC!

[Melbourne, Victoria] – The Australasian Veterinary Boards Council (AVBC) today passed a special resolution to add the Veterinary Surgeons Board of South Australia (VSBSA) to its list of members. The unanimous vote on the return of the VSBSA to the AVBC signifies the possibility of adopting national (with New Zealand) policies supporting the highest standards […]

Attention New Applicants! The VSBSA has partnered with My eQuals!

The Veterinary Surgeons Board of South Australia has recently partnered with My eQuals. My eQuals is the official tertiary credentials digital platform for the higher education sector, students, and verifiers. It is a pan-pacific solution providing easy, secure access to certified, official qualification records for Australian and New Zealand universities and their learners. Why […]

2023-2026 Strategic Plan

Please see below, the 2023-2026 Strategic Plan for The Veterinary Surgeons Board of South Australia: Strategic Plan 2023-26  

Have you seen the latest VSBSA Newsletter?

Hot off the press is VSBSA’s Newsletter – Catch up on what you might have missed during the start of this year. There’s Board Meeting updates and many new and exciting changes that are in store for the VSBSA! Read the newsletter here: If you want to hear more from us, subscribe here:

Are you heading to the 2023 AVA Annual Conference?

With the theme of this conference being ‘Refresh, Renew, Refocus: Refresh your passion for the profession with outstanding CPD, Renew connections with colleagues and Refocus on developing your skills’, the VSBSA is excited to be involved with some of our directors presenting, some in attendance for professional development and the new Presiding Member Sonya Beyers and Registrar […]

Rebecca Wilson appointed as new VSBSA Registrar

The Veterinary Surgeons Board of South Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of Rebecca Wilson as Registrar. Rebecca commenced in the role on 27 March and is looking forward to engaging with the profession.  Coming from a legal and governance background, Rebecca’s experience, qualifications, and qualities will be an asset to VSBSA. Rebecca has […]

Christmas and New Year Closure

The Veterinary Surgeons Board of South Australia will be closed on Friday 22 December 2023, returning Monday 8 January 2024.

Correspondence Policy

We recommend using our postal address if your correspondence is sensitive and/or includes hard copy or confidential attachments (such as photos or documents). Please ensure you include a return postal address.

Our approach
When we perform our work, we aim to be fair, impartial, consistent, respectful, courteous.

How you can help us
To allow us to perform our work effectively and efficiently, we expect that you will familiarise yourself with our correspondence policy, give us accurate and complete information, treat us with respect and courtesy.

We aim to respond to correspondence, where required, within 20 working days of receipt.

Sometimes the matters raised in correspondence are complex and require detailed investigation in which case our response time will be longer.

There may be occasions where the issues you raise are outside our responsibilities. In this case we will refer you to the appropriate organisation or government department/agency. We encourage you to check to see if your issue is within our jurisdiction before you correspond with us. For example, if your enquiry relates to the ability of a veterinary surgeon to obtain, possess, prescribe or dispense Schedule 4 drugs, please direct your enquiry to the Office of the Chief Pharmacist: If your enquiry relates to the ability of a veterinary surgeon to obtain, possess, prescribe or dispense Schedule 8 drugs, please direct your enquiry to SA Health:

We do not provide legal advice or personal advisory services to members of the community, veterinary services providers or veterinary surgeons.

We will only respond to items where we are the primary recipient. We will not respond to correspondence where we have been included as a carbon copy.

We will delete unsolicited advertisements without response.

We will not respond to correspondence containing offensive language or content.

We will forward any correspondence containing threatening content or advocating illegal activities to South Australia Police.

Your correspondence, once received, will become an official record of the Veterinary Surgeons Board of South Australia.