Letters to all registered veterinary surgeons regarding renewal of registration for the 2018 calendar year and lodgement of an annual return for the 2017 calendar year were posted on 28 November 2017.
Each veterinary surgeon has been provided with a unique identification code for the purpose of renewing their registration and lodging an annual return online.
Veterinary surgeons must answer questions in the annual return about their provision of veterinary treatment and continuing professional development activity during 2017. Pursuant to section 68 of the Veterinary Practice Act 2003, it is an offence for a person to provide information in an annual return that is false or misleading. Therefore, veterinary surgeons should complete their annual return personally.
The 2018 annual practice fee for general registration has been fixed under the Act in the sum of $640. The fee is payable by no later than 31 December 2017.
A fee of $210 has been fixed under the Act to apply to late renewals of registration. To avoid incurring this fee, veterinary surgeons must ensure that they renew their registration prior to expiry of the 31 December 2017 deadline.
If a veterinary surgeon does not wish to renew their registration for the 2018 calendar year, he/she is still required to submit an annual return for the 2017 calendar year. This may be done by clicking on 'Renew Now' at the bottom of the 'Renewal of Registration' web page. The veterinary surgeon will be prompted to personally answer questions relating to the 2018 calendar year and he/she can select the option 'I do not wish to renew registration in South Australia for the year ending 31 December 2018'.
If the letter regarding the online process has not been received by 7 December 2017, please email the office at email@example.com and confirm your current postal address.
If you experience technical difficulty with the online system, please email the office at firstname.lastname@example.org to request assistance.
Please note that the office will close at 5pm on Friday 22 December 2017 and will reopen at 9am on Tuesday 2 January 2018. Therefore, if you have any questions about the online process, please email the office at email@example.com as soon as possible and by no later than midday on Friday 22 December 2017.