The Board welcomes new graduates to the profession in South Australia.
As a new graduate, you should complete an application for registration using Form 2.
You must also provide 2 references attesting to your character and suitability for registration using Form 1A.
A recent colour photograph (preferably passport sized) and a certified copy of your degree certificate must be included with your application. If you do not have a degree by the time you apply for registration then you must include a transcript of your academic record reflecting completion or conferral of your degree.
Once you have been awarded your degree, please ensure that you provide a certified copy of the degree certificate to the office of the Registrar within 1 month of your graduation ceremony.
Your application for registration will not be processed until the Registrar has received the 'Dean's List'.
As a new graduate, it is your responsibility to understand the provisions of the Veterinary Practice Act 2003 and the Veterinary Practice Regulations 2005, and the Board's Code of Professional Conduct for Veterinary Surgeons. If you have any queries about these matters, please contact the Registrar.
The Board encourages you to contact the South Australian Division of the Australian Veterinary Association. You will be assigned a mentor and you will be put in touch with other new graduates practising in South Australia.
As a new graduate, you are not required to complete continuing professional development activity in their first year of practice.
The Board has endorsed Guidelines for the Employment of New Graduates / Inexperienced Vets. If you are not receiving the level of support outlined in the guideline, or have any concerns about practice, the Board encourages you to discuss the situation with your mentor or contact the Registrar.