How can veterinary practice legislation be modernised, simplified or expanded?

We are reviewing the Veterinary Practice Act 2003 and the Veterinary Practice Regulations 2017 to ensure they appropriately provide for the protection of animal health, safety and welfare and the public interest, including users of veterinary services.

A review of the legislation will allow us to:

  • examine its current relevance
  • identify opportunities for modernisation, simplification or where necessary expansion.

The following resources will help inform your feedback:

  • the discussion paper provides further detail about what the legislation review aims to achieve as well as the core areas where feedback is needed. It also has a number of questions to help inform and guide your responses.
  • the summary tab provides a brief overview of the review.

Provide your feedback by commenting below.

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Chelle Hungerford

03 Jan 2021

Good Evening. I am attempting to complete the survey, however comments boxes for Questions 17 and 18 will not appear when answering No. Please can you fix this to enable completion of the survey. Thank you in advance, Chelle

Chelle Hungerford > Chelle Hungerford

04 Jan 2021

Sorry, Question 8 and 18 require the comments box to be made available when answering No, please. Thank you so much.

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Veterinary Practice Legislation Consultation > Chelle Hungerford

05 Jan 2021

Thanks for taking an interest in our survey. As soon as the issues you raised has been addressed, I will contact you so you can complete the survey.

Kind regards

Government Agency

Veterinary Practice Legislation Consultation > Chelle Hungerford

07 Jan 2021

Thank you for your patience. We have reviewed the survey and comments boxes for ‘No’ answers on the questions you mention were not created as the review team did not need people to elaborate on a ‘No’ response.

If you would like to provide additional input relating to these or other questions please feel free to do so by email to:
PIRSA.VeterinaryPracticeActReview@sa.gov.au with the subject line, ‘Further comments’.

Kind regards

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Department of Primary Industries and Regions

23 Dec 2020

We are closed from midday Thursday 24 December 2020 until Tuesday 5 January 2021.
During this time the discussion board will not be monitored but we will respond to comments when our offices reopen.

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Lynda Loades

20 Dec 2020

a couple of things need looking into, One unnessasary procedures eg always doing a blood test before surgery, Once yes but not everytime. Two Find a safe way to allow people to always get help for their companion animals, Pensioners cant always come up with 100,s of dollers' Vets that say no to people who have a pet in need are not good vets, They care more about money that animals

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Veterinary Practice Act Consultation > Lynda Loades

21 Dec 2020

Thanks for your contribution to this consultation.

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