Code of Professional Conduct for Veterinary Surgeons – Draft for Public Consultation

Give your feedback on the new Draft Code of Professional Conduct for Veterinary Surgeons.

A revised Draft Code of Professional Conduct for Veterinary Surgeons has been prepared for review and feedback from the public and the profession.

You will find the draft Code of Conduct here

The basic principles of professional conduct for a veterinary surgeon are to :

  • Protect animal health, safety and welfare
  • Maintain high professional standards, conduct and competency
  • Promote public trust in the profession

The new Draft Code of Conduct was prepared by a working group of the Veterinary Surgeons Board of South Australia comprised of both consumers and providers of veterinary services.

As part of its evaluations, the working group reviewed the current South Australian Code of Professional Conduct for Veterinary Surgeons, comparable Codes of Conduct for the veterinary profession in other Australian and overseas jurisdictions, as well as Codes of Conduct prepared by the South Australian Health and Community Services Complaints Commissioner (HCSCC) and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

The public and profession are encouraged to provide feedback on the Draft Code of Conduct. Please submit your feedback by 31 December 2022 to codeandstandardsreview@vsb.sa.gov.au.

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