(1) The Board is to keep and maintain a Register of veterinary practitioners.(2) The Register is to be divided as follows:(a) a division that includes an entry for each veterinary practitioner with full registration,(b) a division that includes an entry for each veterinary practitioner with honorary registration,(c) a division that includes an entry for each veterinary practitioner with limited registration,(d) a division that includes an entry for each veterinary practitioner with provisional registration,(e) a division that includes an entry for each veterinary practitioner with specialist registration.(3) Each entry of the Register that relates to a veterinary practitioner is to include the following:(a) the full name and address of the veterinary practitioner,(b) a description of the veterinary practitioner’s qualification for registration and, in the case of a veterinary practitioner with specialist registration, a description of the veterinary practitioner’s qualifications and experience that enable the veterinary practitioner to be granted specialist registration,(c) in the case of a veterinary practitioner with specialist registration, the branch of veterinary science in respect of which the veterinary practitioner is a specialist,(d) in the case of a veterinary practitioner with limited registration—the date (if specified in the certificate of registration) on which the registration will expire and any condition attached to the registration,(e) the premises (if any) at which the veterinary practitioner practises,(f) such other particulars as may be prescribed by the regulations.(4) The name of a person is to be removed from a division of the Register if the name of the person is entered in any other division of the Register.
(1) If a veterinary practitioner applies for particulars to be recorded in the Register in addition to those required to be recorded under this Act, the Board may, on payment of the approved fee, cause to be recorded in the Register such of those additional particulars as the Board approves.(2) The Register is to be available for inspection, at the office of the Board at all times when that office is open for business, by any person on payment of the approved fee.(3) If the description of a person’s qualifications is required to be entered into the Register, the description is to include the date on which the qualification was awarded.(4) The name of a veterinary practitioner is removed from the Register by the making in the Register of such recording as the Board directs.
(1) A veterinary practitioner must, on or before 30 June of each year following the year in which the veterinary practitioner was first registered, pay to the Board the approved fee for annual registration.(2) The Board may approve different annual registration fees by reference to different factors.(3) The Board may cause a veterinary practitioner’s name to be removed from the Register if the veterinary practitioner has failed to pay the approved fee for annual registration by the due date.(4) A person whose name has been removed from the Register for failure to pay the approved fee for annual registration by the due date is entitled to re-registration if the person pays to the Board any unpaid approved fee or fees for annual registration together with any approved fee for late payment.(5) The entitlement to re-registration is an entitlement to registration on the same terms and subject to the same conditions (if any) as applied to the person’s registration immediately before the removal of the person’s name from the Register.(6) A person registered pursuant to an entitlement to re-registration under this section is taken to have been so registered on and from the day the person’s name was removed from the Register or on and from such later day as the Board determines and notifies to the person. However, nothing in this subsection affects any proceedings for an offence instituted against the person before the person was entitled to be re-registered.(7) Nothing in this section requires the Board to re-register a person if the Board is satisfied that the person would not be entitled to be registered as a veterinary practitioner but for this section.(8) An entitlement to re-registration under this section does not override any other provision of this Act pursuant to which a person’s name is authorised or required to be removed from the Register.
A veterinary practitioner must comply with the requirements of section 53 (as applied by this Act) of the Licensing and Registration (Uniform Procedures) Act 2002.
Maximum penalty: 10 penalty units.Note. Section 53 of the Licensing and Registration (Uniform Procedures) Act 2002 makes it a condition of registration for registered persons to provide information regarding changes to their particulars.
A certificate:(a) that is signed by the Registrar, and(b) that certifies that, on a specified date or during a specified period, the particulars contained in the Register as to specified matters were as so specified,is admissible in any proceedings and is evidence of the matters so certified.Note. See also section 55 of the Licensing and Registration (Uniform Procedures) Act 2002 with respect to evidentiary certificates.